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Jacó Happenings

Halloween festivities begin today in Jacó. A haunted house for children takes place from 2-5 p.m. at the library.

Afterwards, it is time to head to the Multiuso for community activity, which begins at 5 p.m. and costs $2. Later that night, adults can make rounds and show off their costumes in hopes of winning cash prizes. Halloween is being celebrated in the Monkey Bar, Copacabana, Amapola & Bar Oz. Local favorites “Los Chupacabras” will be with Dark Dance and DJ LEO in Bar OZ in Jacó. For more info, call 2643-2162 or 8822-6178.

Later in the week: On Wednesday, Oct. 31, celebrate Halloween night beginning at the Hook Up in the Los Sueños Marina. The Hook Up will turn itself again into a haunted house. They always go out of their way with decorations.

There will be a children’s costume competition at 7 p.m. and an adult competition at 10 p.m. with a grand prize of $500 cash for best get up. Out in Playa Hermosa, the famous Halloween night at Backyard will feature the Chupacabras 8-10 p.m.; there will be no cover before 9 p.m. For VIP, reservations or more info, call 2643-7011. 

If you are looking for costume ideas: Los Sueños Resort Wear, located in the Marina Village, has Halloween adult and children’s costumes for sale. The Green Season Sale continues with discounts of up to 50 percent on selected items, or try Aqua Dulce. You can find your costume for this Halloween there Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. in the Pacific Center Mall Local # 13. 

The following weekend, two surf contests will be held. The third leg of the Copa Kolbi Surf Circuito happens Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Backyard. The Torneo of El Hicaco goes down the same day in Jacó Beach. 

The “Sueñossobrelasolas” Costa Rica will be in Jacó on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. For more info, visit

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