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Jacó Happenings

For tourists and residents alike, here are two great resources to pick up. The Jacó Guide has been in circulation for 10 years and is distributed monthly by Icon. It features local businesses, things to do and classifieds. To place an ad, visit or contact Nuria Ferrero at 2643-1285 or The new pocket-size tourist information guide Info Jacó is produced trimonthly and also features key information for tourists visiting the area. To place an ad, visit or contact 2442-9165, 8347-5924 or Both are great tools for visitors and business owners in the Central Pacific and can be found at the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce office in the Pacific Center in downtown Jacó.

Vida Asana on Calle Hermosa has two new yoga instructors: Jonathan Glazer of STS Security is also now teaching yoga with a bit of Tibetan meditation practices on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Laura Engstrom, originally from Orange County, California, will be teaching classical Ashtanga and Iyengar classes as well. For information and the class schedule, call 2643-7108.

Jill Ruttenberg, owner of AmaTierra Retreat in Turrubares, will now be available in Jacó Wednesdays by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, Jill specializes in traditional Chinese medicine and western herbal medicine. She will be sharing the office of acupuncturist Michal Gottlieb in downtown Jacó, behind Roberto’s famous Italian ice cream shop. For more information, call Jill at 2419-0108. 

The NFL regular season has kicked off, and there is always a place to check out the action in Jacó. You can catch the football games, enjoy drink specials and enter your picks in the pools at Poseidon’s Sky Lounge, Jaco Taco, Clarita’s, Bar Oz, Los Amigos and other venues.

The MTB Paseo Recreativo bike event is set for Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. in front of the municipality office, continuing out to Mataplátano and ending at the El Arroyo gas station. To participate, contact César Vargas at 2643-4020 or

For something different, check out Chinese Assassin CD Kings, hosted by Mr. Flashy with DJ Chrome and DJ Zach at Los Amigos this Sunday night. Or sign up for the hydroponics courses being held out at Villa Caletas next weekend. Carlos Leiva will be teaching Sept. 25 and 26. The cost of the course is ₡45,000 ($90) per person. Space is limited. For information, contact Geovanni Núñez at 2630-3000 or 2637-0505, or visit

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