Jacó Happenings

June 30, 2011

Jacó’s Flag Football League ended its season with the finals played in Quebrada Amarillo. Pat Hundley’s El Bohio Team won the final game 42-14 against Los Amigos. The Jacó Softball League plans to start up in a few weeks, and teams are being organized now. For more information, contact Doug Giampapa of Griffin Capital at atdvg2@cornell.edu or 8860-1941.

Martha and James Felhofer, founders of Falcon International School, are proud to announce that the first two high school students at Falcon graduated with honors at a graduation ceremony last month. They are Jennifer Pérez and Alberto Pérez.

For years, everyone has been waiting for the opening of the movie theater in Jacó. CitiCinemas is finally open in Plaza Coral, complete with large viewing screens, comfortable seating and air conditioning. Admission costs ₡2,000 ($4) for regular movies and ₡3,500 ($7) for 3-D. The plan is to show movies five times per day beginning at around 11 a.m. and running through 11 p.m. For more information, call 2643-2100.

Not only do we have a new cinema, but also Oceans by DayStar has unveiled plans for a new, multipurpose cultural and community center, which will offer space for entertainment, corporate meetings and private events. It will also serve as home to Teatro Jacó with a planned 150-seat theater. Under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, a producer based in New York City and Jacó, Teatro Jacó, in partnership with DayStar Properties, seeks to make the arts accessible to the Jacó community through local school and social programming, in addition to world-class theatrical productions (TT, Feb. 4). For more information or to inquire about booking a private event, contact Faith Mulvihill at 2630-9800, extension 118.

There will be plenty of spots to choose from to celebrate the 4th of July in the Central Pacific. Out in Herradura, Ashley Bretecher of Los Sueños Resort and Marina confirms there will be a fireworks show at 8 p.m. on the beach and the annual bash at the Hook Up. Darrell Thomas will offer special menus at the Hook Up, El Galeón and Boardwalk Dining, along with a pig roast and live music on the boardwalk. For more information, call Ashley at 2630-4000. In Jacó, both Clarita’s Beach Bar and Jaco Taco will offer specials. At Clarita’s, the festivities, including beach volleyball and horseshoes, will run all day from 1 to 9 p.m., with ₡1,000 ($2) specials for two beers or one beer, a grilled hot dog and chips. Jaco Taco will host its annual fireworks show just after sunset at about 6:30 p.m., with chili cheese dogs for ₡1,500 ($3) and liquor specials. Out in Playa Hermosa, it’s all about the 15th anniversary of the Backyard Bar, featuring live music by the Chupacabras, fireworks and a free pig roast and ice block shots. Get out your red, white and blue and celebrate U.S. Independence Day in the Central Pacific!

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