Donnie Walsh and The Leatherbacks celebrated the New Year at the Happy Snapper and will be back on Friday, Jan 11. There’s also a widescreen TV for sports fans, along with great bocas, breakfast, lunch, dinner and VIP discounts. For more information, call 2654-4413.
Marie’s hosted a New Year’s bash with The Pacific Blues Band to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in 2013. Amberes held a long weekend of concerts with local Costa Rican bands from San José for the New Year celebration. Maxwell’s had a special meal for New Year’s Day! The Shack had the acoustic “mellow vibes” of Frank Celenza before the night rolled into the New Year.
Mamasa is a farm-to-table restaurant located at the entrance to Playa Grande. Chef/owner Jamieson Van Loan is originally from the tiny island of Rotuma, one of the Fiji Islands. In Rotuman culture, mamasa refers to a welcoming ceremony performed by locals for visitors, friends and family. For more information, call 5002-5468.
The Las Catalinas Triathlon takes place Feb. 17 in Las Catalinas and Playa Danta. About 200 men, women and children will participate in this swimming, biking and running challenge.