San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Last month, in the World Masters Surfing Championships in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua, Costa Rica finished 10th. Additionally, Andrea Díaz from Waves Costa Rica brought home a copper medal in the Women’s Masters Category. She was not the only one to grab a medal. Hermosa resident Jim Hogan brought home a gold for the Men’s Kahuna category, surfing for Team USA. Jim has an advanced surf camp in Playa Hermosa. For more, see  

News from the Central Pacific Women’s Group: Lindsey Henderson is coordinating the August Lunch Bunch at EAT in Jacó, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 12:30 p.m. RSVP to by Aug. 13. EAT is a bistro located in Plaza El Jardín below Lemonzest, just south of Más X Menos. On Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Hotel Cocal, The Central Pacific Women’s Group will feature Norma and Ken Kahn, who will share stories of their recent trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. For info, email

Fortunately, it has been a mild beginning to rainy season. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Wayne Byrd, owner of Eco Tech Sistemas, offers great non-slip floor treatments and mold removal and control, and his company has exclusive rights to a product that changes the molecular structure of floors using nano technology. He also offers the exclusive anti-biological fog treatments that will purify your indoor air and eliminate mold. For more info, visit or or call Wayne at 8707-4914 (English) or Joanna Carvajal 8835-3145 (Spanish).

Danilo Domínguez from the Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat is offering a 35 percent discount to locals and residents until Dec. 15. Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat was named the third best hotel and spa in Central and South America in Travel & Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best Awards 2011.” It’s located in the Central Pacific zone, 10 minutes from Jacó Beach in the Los Sueños Marriott. For an appointment, call 2630-9071 or visit

The 25th Central American Tae Kwon Do Championships will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at Morgan’s Cove on the south end of Jacó. Teams from Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua will compete. For more info, call 5713-5668 or email

–Christina Truitt

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