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Jacó Happenings

Lots going on in the Central Pacific zone. 

This weekend, Feb. 9-10, the Federation of Surf’s Circuito Masters Metro will be held in front of Restaurant Malecón in the center of Jacó. For more information, visit Also, mark your calendars for Feb. 22 and 24, when the Copa Maui Surfing Event will take place in Playa Jacó.

Jim Felhofer from the Falcon International School has reported that the Falcon student government is organizing a Valentine’s dance for secondary age students on Feb. 15 at the Beach Club, from 6-10 pm. The dance is open to students from all local schools.  For more information, call 2637-7400.

Also, Falcon’s second annual FIRE (Falcon International Run for Education) 5K is scheduled for Sunday, March 17 at 10 a.m.. The race begins at the school. Registration is $10 and includes hats and T-shirts to the first 200 registrants, plus awards and a healthy, fun time. Register now and don’t miss out on this event.

“Pobre del cirko” will run at Teatro Jacó Feb. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. The humor show mixes techniques of pantomime, clowning and juggling. The characters create rapport with the audience and eventually it becomes very intimate. Barbajeanne and Filip (both clowns) travel the world in confusion, but eventually they find their destiny. Entrance is $10 for general admission and $20 for VIP. Children $7.50. For more info, email or make reservations at 2630-9812. 

Next Saturday night, La Resistencia and the Latin Reggae Festival will be in Amapola Hotel. The line up includes Ojo de Buey from Costa Rica, Natiruts from Brazil and Cultura Profetica from Puerto Rico. The doors open Sat., Feb 16 at 5 p.m. and Sunday Feb 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $40 at Tienda Ruta Urbana (San Pedro, Lincoln Plaza, Paseo Las Flores Heredia and Multiplaza Escazú) along with B&B Surf Shop and Piko Surf Shop in Jacó. It is also the inauguration of Jacó Blu on Saturday, Feb. 16 starting at 3 p.m. Check out this new location 100 meters north west of the Central Park of Jacó on the road to Copacabana.

Out in Tárcoles: Sat. Feb. 16 could be Jack’s birthday, but its not. Rather it’s a music festival, starting with Michael Frances, Barney Flintstone’s personnel band Bedrock, rock solutions and Carlos López playing all day into the night. There will be a big BBQ pig roast and a wheel of misfortune to give everyone a chance to win some prizes including the booby prize (buy Jack beer for a year).

For those with pets: Veterinarian Wendy Villalobos has a moved her office over to 100 meters east of the municipality. For more information, contact 2643-2960. 

Lastly, congratulations to Jacó surfer Jennifer Barrantes for winning Queen of the Puntarenas Carnivales. 

–Christina Truitt 

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