San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Last month’s leg two of the 2012 Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series showed an increase in participation with 156 anglers releasing 668 billfish.  The top angler was Francis Johnson, Jr., representing the boat “Sea Fix.”

First place went to the boat “Bandolera” and Captain Ronnie Fields, second place to “C’est Tout Bon” and Captain Shannon Pecot and third place to “Never Say Never” and Captain Dennis Ward. For more information about tournaments at Los Sueños, contact Ashley Bretecher toll-free at 1-866-865-9759 or email

The next meeting of the Central Pacific Women’s Group is Wed., April 18, at Hotel Cocal from 9-11 a.m. Lunch is included, as is jewelry-making instruction.

All who participate will learn to make pendants and will walk away with their very own piece of jewelry. Participation costs $10, watching the meeting is free. All materials will be provided. Please contact Kathy Lynn prior to April 12 so she can be prepared with enough materials. Kathy’s creations will be on sale and 10 percent of all proceeds will be given back to our group.  For more information, contact

Mike Marino and Vladamir Alvarado from Costa Rica Waterfall Tours have added a new exhilarating activity.  They are now offering canyoning and waterfall rappelling down a 300-foot waterfall with five rappels and two zip lines.  This high-adrenaline tour offers an exciting and challenging physical activity in one of nature’s greatest wonders.  Check it out at or call 2643-1834.

Desi Morffe has opened a new location in Jacó Beach on the main strip below Le Loft.  Stop in and see her latest bikini designs, dresses and beach wear.  Her shop opens seven days a week at 11 a.m.  For more information, call 8813-2669 or email

Tomorrow, there more than 3,000 athletes will participate in the Jacó Extreme Challenge, which is set to begin with a Running Expo from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., followed by the race at 4 p.m. It starts at the Morgan’s Cove Hotel. For more information, please visit

Lastly, Chris Clark from WRV has announced that the new Costa Rica collection T-shirts and tank tops are on sale at the El Pana Surf Shop.  Stop by and grab one before they are all gone.

–Christina Truitt

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