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Jacó Happenings

International yoga champion Esak Garcia will visit Jacó to give a two-day seminar Feb. 15 and 16. Dee Anne Day, the retreat facilitator, is coordinating with Docelunas Hotel to bring Esak, a graduate of Bikram’s Yoga College of India, to the area. For more information and to register for this rare opportunity, contact Dee at 8340-7502 or You can find out more about Esak at Bikram yoga classes by visiting teachers also will be offered from Feb. 12 to 26 at Docelunas. Classes cost $15, with discounts offered for multiple classes.

This weekend will see not only the first leg of the 2011 Los Sueños Billfish Series, but also the Club Beatz Boat Bash II in Herradura, hosted by DJs Luda, ET and Warren, with food by Gilbert Brown’s Caribe Restaurant. To get your last-minute ticket, call 8859-2422 or go to www.costa

Also this weekend, the 17th International Motorcycling Convention will take place in Jacó, featuring all makes of motorcycles from around the country, as well as parties, parades and concerts. The ride starts tonight at Amapola and continues tomorrow at the Best Western and Terraza del Pacífico, with an after-party at Tabacón Bar. A motorcycle parade and tribute will take place Sunday at the Best Western. For information, see or call 8842-3461.

Mouse in the Toaster Blues Band will be performing blues, classic rock and some Latin originals tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Copacabana Hotel, on the outdoor stage adjacent to the beach. For reservations, call 2643-1005. On Saturday, Canciones del Mar Hotel will feature the Costa Rican Blues Society Jam Session, with sunset happy hour hosted by Mouse in the Toaster Blues Band from 5 to 7 p.m. For reservations, call 2643-3273.

Next weekend, Super Bowl weekend in Jacó promises to be a hit. Clarita’s on the north end will host its annual Miss Clarita contest to raise money to help area children. Los Amigos will have its third annual Super Bowl Party Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. Reservations cost $20 per person, including two free drink tickets. Standing room only costs $10, including one drink ticket. To get your guaranteed seat now, call Chris or John at 2643-2961.

The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce will hold its first meeting of the year Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Cove. The meeting is open to the public and will also serve as the chamber’s first membership drive of 2011. To see a list of current members, visit For more information or to RSVP, call 2643-2853.

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