San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Proyecto CINCO, with the support of the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce, invites you to participate in a school fair named “Cuidando el Corazón,” hoping to help a number of needy children in our area. To help with school packets and learn more about the project, call Melissa Gamboa at 8982-9943 or 2250-1608, or the chamber’s Gabriela Arias at 2643-2853.

The second date of the National Surf Circuit is set to take place this weekend in Palo Seco de Parrita, in front of Hotel La Isla. The competition begins Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 a.m. For more information, see

For a great new spot to check out, visit chef Marcel Gauthier at his new Seaside Diner, 25 meters east of Isaga on Copacabana Street in Jacó. Marcel is truly passionate about food and innovative in working with fresh local ingredients, fish, meat and salads. His open-air dining area features an exclusive wine menu and fabulous ocean views. Seaside is open noon to 10 p.m., and chef Marcel is available for private catering as well. For information, call 2643-0050 or visit And to try out some new local beer, stop by Los Amigos and try Libertas tropical golden ale and Segua red ale, brewed by Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company in Cartago.

Mark your calendars and book your rooms now for the first Jacó Summer Festival March 3 to 14, complete with tope (horse parade), concerts, carnival, a surf tournament and more. Check out for more information.

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