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Jacó Happenings

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Next Sunday, May 19, Boulder-based jazz saxophonist Josh Quinlan will be performing live at the Terrace Lounge in Los Sueños. There will be a special tapas menu and no cover.

Quinlan has recently appeared at Jazz Aspen Snowmass with Natalie Cole, Telluride Jazz Celebration, 5 Points Jazz Festival, Denver Jazz Festival and Peru Jazz Festival en Lima. He will be performing pieces from his newest album “Mountain Time Standards” and is sure to be a treat. For more information, contact

Check out something fun and different: The Cacao Lounge in Jacó Beach is hosting a special Chocolate Tasting Event featuring the products of Samaritam Xocolata, organic hand-crafted chocolate from Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, on Saturday May 25, from 4-9 p.m. Cost is $5. Cacao Lounge is located in the Central Pacific Center, local number one, near Plaza Coral. For more information, call 2643-4381 or email

Magaly Villalobos Rojas is offering physiotherapy, rehabilitation and aesthetic services. She is located just outside of Jacó at the first entrance to Quebrada Seca. For more information, contact Magaly at 2643-5522 or email

Yocsy Campos has shared that The Pregnancy Center in Tarcoles is looking for baby items. If you would like to donate items or volunteer at the center, call 2637-0445 (Mondays 3-7 p.m.) or 8594-6489. 

Lastly, the Central Pacific Women’s Group’s next meeting will be Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m., at Club del Cielo.

–Christina Truitt

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