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Jacó Happenings

At last month’s Central Pacific Women’s Group meeting, Environment Ministry volunteer Raúl Fernández talked about his nonprofit, which helps bring volunteers to the wildlife refuge in Playa Hermosa. Raúl also brought coffee samples from his grandfather’s farm, Finca Rica Coffee.

Raúl is a tour guide at the Refugio in Playa Hermosa and he takes people on tours of the family coffee farm in the Palmares/San Ramón area. If you are interested in a tour or buying coffee, contact Raúl at or call him at 8817-0385. For more about his endeavors, visit

The next CPWG meeting on June 20 will feature indigenous art from the Amazon and adventure stories from biologist Joost Wilms of Dantica Gallery.

Opera Salvaje Swim Club offers swimming lessons for kids and adults and aqua aerobics on Calle Hermosa. People can purchase monthly pool memberships and also participate in private or group classes. For more info, visit, email or call 8628-3911.

Last month in Dominical, local surfers Carlos Muñoz, Anthony Fillingim, Jair Pérez and Danny Bishko put on stellar performances. Now the fifth leg of the National Surfing Circuit is set for June 16-17 at Jacó Beach. This is sure to be a contest not to be missed.

For more, visit Also, later in the month is Cabinas Las Olas’s 7th Annual Solstice Expression Session Surf Contest and Beach Clean Up. The event will be held in Playa Hermosa June 21-23. To sign up, contact or call 2643-7021.  

Lastly, if you are looking for someone to repair furniture or design something special, Berny Andre from La Casa de la Tapicería is available to repair sofas, chairs, cushions and more. For more, call 8747-1248.

The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting (open to the public) June 26 at 7 p.m. at Hotel Balcón Del Mar in Jacó. Come support your community in Jacó Beach!

–Christina Truitt

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