Jacó has a covered, secure public parking lot offering easy walking access to the heart of town. Juan Luis Sánchez offers 28 spots with a guard onsite. The lot is 50 meters south of the bridge, by Subway. The cost is ₡700 ($1.40) per hour, ₡5,000 ($10) for eight hours and ₡500 ($1) per hour after that. You can park by the day, week, month or even year. For more information, call 2643-6301 or 8376-2197.
William King from Palm Beach, Florida, has been working on a Youth Speak Out International project at the Escuela Pochotal in Playa Hermosa to help the kids learn about recycling for positive global change. His program has given the students the opportunity to speak out about the need for Costa Rica to recycle and the opportunity to job-shadow employees at area businesses so they can learn about cutting down on waste and recycling. For more information or to help out the cause, visit www.youthspeakoutint.org.
The Los Sueños Marriott-BMW Triathlon Cup is set for Sept. 4. Register at www.triatloncostarica.com until Aug. 27; after this date, registration can be done only with a 30 percent surcharge until midnight Aug. 31. Categories include Kids, Sprint and Olympic, with the entry fee varying by category. Space is limited to 350 competitors. Ten percent of the entry fees will be donated to the cause of saving turtles at the refuge in Playa Hermosa. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.