San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Lisle Head, former broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Jacó Beach, and his team of David Karr and Nikita Mohammed have joined the 2 Costa Rica Real Estate family at Plaza Coral in downtown Jacó. For more information, check out

DayStar’s new Oceans Center is open as the main check-in for all guests and owners, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oceans Center is on Avenida Pastor Díaz, 10 meters south of Jacó Park, and its main number is 2630-9800. For more information, email or visit

Asdrubal Solano is hosting a three-hour spinning and aerobics marathon at Platinum Gym Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Also new at Platinum is Susetty Tabash’s aerobics class Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is ₡2,000 ($4) per class. For information, call 2643-2731.

Bajofondo, a Río de la Plata-based band of eight talented musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, will give a concert in Jacó Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. at Hotel Amapola. For information and tickets, call 2549-5030.

Also on Oct. 19 is the monthly meeting of the Central Pacific Women’s Group. Cassidy Barbeau, owner-operator of Pura Vida Pantry, will be bringing the world of raw organic foods to the meeting starting at 9 a.m. at Hotel Cocal. For more information, call 2643-2853 or email

There’s a new bakery in town with a cute second-floor seating area. Ana Cecilia León opened Brown Box Café on Avenida Pastor Díaz next to Hotel Paradise. It’s open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and offers fresh-baked pastries, teas, coffees and pies. You can order for private parties as well. For information, call 2643-3495 or email

–Christina Truitt

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