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Jacó Happenings

A few exciting news quips from the past six weeks: In Late May, the Garabito Municipality & IFAM announced a new project that proposes the inversion of one billion colones in the Jacó Beach Boardwalk and Bike Trails. According to Mayor Marvin Elizondo, the construction will start in January 2014 and will be divided into four phases. The route of the boulevard will be 4.2 kilometers and will have spaces for playgrounds, bike rental, outdoor exercise, public showers and toilets, reference focal points and areas for craft markets. The boulevard will be illuminated by lamps with polycrystalline solar panels and LED lighting that will be placed every 8 meters. If you would like to know more about this project, please contact the municipality at 2643-3038 or the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce at 2643-2853.

June 20 marked the ground breaking of The Croc’s Casino and Resort. The casino resort and hotel is an exciting new additional to the north end of Jacó Beach. For more information about the project, stop in The Croc’s new sales office, which is open across from BCR and in front of the Acqua Residences. Or call 1-800-590-0001 toll free, or visit

Teatro Jacó will be featuring “Mi Vida Empieza Cada Dia” on June 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. This monologue comedy is directed by Alexander Campos featuring actress Grettel Cedeno. It’s about the renewal of life and the idea that regardless of one’s age, life begins each day. General Admission is $10, VIP admission is $20. For more, contact Teatro Jacó at 2630-9812.

Lots of Surfing action this month with great waves in the Central Pacific zone. Carlos Muñoz made it to the quarterfinals in the WQS 6 Star Event held in Mexico earlier this month. Last weekend, Jair Peréz won the Copa Olympus Tough Series of the National Surf Circuit. The finals of this circuit are to be held the last weekend in July in Playa Hermosa. Tomorrow, June 29, it is all about surfing in Playa Hermosa. It is the last day of the Quarter Series Metropolitanas Punto Surf Competition, followed by the weekly Saturday Surf Series out at the Backyard Bar. Come check out some of the best surfers in Costa Rica.

James Felhofer from the Falcon International School has reported that Falcon has held its first high school graduation. Both graduates are going on to study medicine; Ashley to be a veterinarian and Gabriel a neurologist.

Additionally, University Catolica classes are now being offered at Falcon and is the first university to offer classes in the area. For more information about Falcon School, call 2637-7400 or email

The 4th of July Independence holiday is fast approaching and there will be lots of options in the Central Pacific zone to choose from. In Jacó Beach: Tsunami sushi will be featuring a Jazz & Piano Night with Sasha Campbell and Jacó Taco will be having their annual fireworks celebration. Out in Playa Hermosa, the Backyard Bar’s 17th anniversary and 4th of July party will feature a free BBQ from 4-7 p.m. Wear your bathing suit because the Chupacabras will be playing live in a foam pit starting at 7 p.m. That’s right, a foam party at the Backyard! No cover. $2 beers and free BBQ. Bring your friends.

-Christina Truitt 

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