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Jacó Happenings

Celebrate your birthday at The Chiclets Tree Canopy Tour for free! For the rest of May, you can bring your family and friends for your birthday and receive a 30 percent discount for them and a free birthday tour for yourself.

To take advantage of this offer, you must have a minimum of two people, make a reservation and present your ID to demonstrate that it’s your big day. To reserve, call Jonathan Pérez at 2643-1880 or email 

Leo Hogan, Andrea Wady and Chris Wady are leading the way for learning how to treat animals better in our zone. The Discovery Horse Tour team furthered its education in helping abused horses in Costa Rica by attending the Parelli Summit in Los Angeles, California.

Not only did Chris and Andrea get to talk to Pat and Linda Parelli about the work they do in Costa Rica, but they were congratulated on leading the way in showing that working horses can be happy, healthy and enjoyable. While at the summit with the team, Leo Hogan was able to talk with legendary Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan about the work she does with the Mckee Dog Rescue Project in Jacó. Cesar was kind enough to pose with a Mckee for a picture and give her an autograph, which will be auctioned off to raise raise much needed funds for animals here in the Central Pacific zone.

Jacó Beach has a new sheriff at the National Police station; Lt. Allan Herrera has relocated from Parrita to join the forces here. You can reach him at 2643-1881 or allan.herrera@fuerzapublica. 

Congratulations to the directors of Jacó’s Community Association: President Luis Morales, Vice President Pamela Cerdas, Secretary Jennifer Vargas, Treasurer Marjorie Alpizar, Vocal 1 Luis Campos, Vocal 2 Alexandra Magali Villalobos, Vocal 3 Rafael Antonio Castro and Fiscal Alvin Solano. 

This Development Association of Jacó will be celebrating its first anniversary with activities in the Salón Multiuso beginning May 18 and extending through May 24. Activities for kids start at 2 p.m., a city band performance is at 6 p.m. and a karaoke contest is at 7 p.m. On Saturday, May 19, a cheerleading performance will be followed by a dance with the Costa Rican band La Selección at 8 p.m. On Sunday, May 20, a mountain biking event begins at 7 a.m. and is followed by a soccer game in the Jacó Stadium at 11 a.m. For more information, call 8706-9483.

On Saturday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m., three talented youths will put on a concert in Zephyr Palace in Villas Caletas. María Jose Bonilla, Adrián Montero and Carlos Monge are the performers. Villas Caletas will donate all the proceeds to sponsor the three youths on a trip to the U.S. for the G.F.A. International Guitar Competition. The cost is $18; R.S.V.P. at 2630-3000. 

Dr. Dario is a dentist offering a new service in his dental clinic: panoramic or “cephalometric” digital radiographs. The TX can be given in the form of a CD, printed or sent by email, depending on what the patient and doctor agree on. The dentist’s office is located next to the Plaza Coral in front of Monaco condominiums. He can be reached at 2643-3221 or 

Lastly, if you need help unblocking any of your pipes, contact Rudy at R/E Destaqueos. He is a specialist in clogged pipes and drain stoppages using electronic snakes from the U.S. He is available 24/7 at 8994-6476. 

–Christina Truitt

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