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Jacó Happenings

Jacó Happenings


Friday June 14, Rootz Fest will be live at the Green Room Café featuring Marlon Asher, Michael Livingston, Macfire Don, Acon and Marswell. Show starts at 8 p.m. and costs ₡10,000. The Green Room Café is located in front of the ICE building in the center of Jaco. For more information, call 2643-4425. On, Saturday June 15, the Punto Surf Quarter Finals of the Metropolitanas 2013 sponsored by Hurley will take place in Playa Hermosa in front of Outback Surf Hotel. Also, Saturday, in celebration of Father’s Day: out in Pueblo Nuevo, it is the “Baile con Grupo Los De La K-lle.” It is being held at Rancho at 7 p.m. for ₡4,000. For more information, call 2637-0254.


Thursday June 20 is International Surfing Day, and it also marks the official groundbreaking of Croc’s Casino Resort in Jacó Beach, which is hoping to be open for next high season. Owners Dag and Jennifer Hascall are bringing the hotel-casino-resort to the north end of Jacó, and it will feature 152 hotel rooms, 44 luxurious condominium residences, a beachfront resort pool, restaurants, disco, spa, the “Croc Habitat,” a retail shopping area and a convention facility. For more info, visit, call 6006-9021 or contact

Mark your calendars for this year’s largest and closest super moon, which will occur on Sunday, June 2, and will be the moon’s closest encounter with the Earth in a long time. No place better than to spend it in Jacó Beach.

The Feria Interinstitucional Garabito 2013 is an interagency fair that began in 2011 as a joint project of public force with the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce in an effort to unify all the public institutions of Garabito. The day displays the functions of each entity, and offers cultural and recreational activities for residents.  

The fair is being held on June 28 beginning with a parade on the main street leaving from Importadora Monge at 9 a.m. The parade will feature bands, dance groups, stilts, clowns, vehicles and official mascots of the involved institutions. Later, there will be activities in the Central Park of Jacó, such as presentations of typical dancing, clowns, stilts, pintacaritas, balloon twisting, games for children, displays of Red Cross, firemen, OIJ canine unit, special groups of security forces, presentation of bands, informative awnings, and many more activities. For more info, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 2643-2853

Lastly, the III Fecha Campeonato Nacionalspeed Cross is being held on June 30t at the Pista San Martin Jacó. Cover is ₡3,000.

–Christina Truitt

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