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Jacó Happenings

The third annual Los Sueños Marlin Invitational took place Dec. 1-4, with the billfish biting off the hook. More than 120 people gathered at El Galeón Restaurant to celebrate the teams’ accomplishments and watch them receive their trophies and a combined total of $80,000 in prize money. First place went to Big Oh ($40,000), second place to Sea Angel ($24,000) and third place to Family and Friends ($16,000). Greg Angel of Sea Angel won the Best Angler award. Kudos to Los Sueños for putting on world-class fishing tournaments in our area. For more information, see or call 2630-4000.

Tabacón bar and restaurant in Jacó has some great music planned this weekend. Perro Bravo, the new band of Michael “Miguel” Happoldt, former producer of U.S. ska punk band Sublime, will play tonight, and Justin James, a regular on the Southern California club circuit, will perform songs from his new album, “Sun Drenched,” on Saturday.

The Garabito Sports Committee is organizing two activities this weekend. A soccer fundraiser will be held tomorrow at the Garabito stadium to collect gifts for area kids, with soccer games and food sales planned from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sunday, a tae kwon do tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the Multiuso. The entrance fee is ₡500 ($1); registration for competitors costs ₡3,000 ($6). For more information, call 2643-4020 or e-mail

Villa Caletas’ Zephyr Palace has two exciting guitar concerts coming up: Italy’s Mauricio Di Fulvio tomorrow, and Tico David Coto next Saturday, Dec. 25, both at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18 general admission, $15 for hotel guests and half price for children. For reservations or information, call 2630-3020, e-mail concierge@villa or visit

The Association of Engineers and Architects (CFIA) has moved its local office from Jacó to the Alcaraván commercial center in Herradura, next to Falcon International School. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For information, call 2202-2972 or e-mail

Marvin Elizondo, Jacó’s mayor, was re-elected for another term during the recent municipal elections. Karla Gutiérrez and Tobías Murillo are vice mayors. 

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