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Jacó Happenings

Jacó’s Recreational Mountain Bike MTB Event to benefit the local CEN-CINAI child welfare center is being planned for Sunday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. This is a 100 percent adrenaline event in which riders will follow a scenic route through the mountains of Garabito. There will be fruit, guides, lunch and T-shirts for the first 100 registered. Participants may register Oct. 24-28 at the CEN-CINAI for a cost of ₡5,000 ($10). For more information or to sponsor the event, contact César Vargas at

Fabricio Ulate has opened a new little soda called Pa’ Picar next to the Red Cross in Jacó. He offers burgers, tacos and ceviche and is open noon-11 p.m. Express delivery service is available. For information, contact Fabricio at

Zumba is becoming popular in the Central Pacific, and now classes are offered at Acqua Spa on the north side of Jacó. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. For more information, call 2630-0505.

Halloween is coming up, so start looking for your costume. Backyard’s famous annual Halloween party is set for Monday, Oct. 31.

–Christina Truitt

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