• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Jacó Happenings

February 19, 2010

Omar Retana and Vanessa Vindas have opened a new ice cream shop and café in Bijagual de Turrubares, in the name of their child, Sofía. Don’t miss this cute little spot  when you take day trips outside of Jacó. It’s open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and has everything from espressos to pastries. To get there, take the road in front of Maxibodega straight up to Bijagual. For information, call 2645-1091.

Herradura Divers, the first PADI dive resort in the Central Pacific, is open for high season. Swiss owner Chris Karrer started diving in 2006 in Sardinia, Italy, and became a dive professional in 2007. He took over the business in Costa Rica last year, keeping the original staff to guarantee customers real diving experts from the area.

Chris and his girlfriend, Tabitha, run the operation, with Leonardo and Francesco as the head guides. Herradura Divers offers beginner to master courses and usually dives near the rock formations just outside HerraduraBay or at various dive sites around Isla Tortuga, off the southeastern tip of the NicoyaPeninsula. Both sites are home to a great variety of marine life.

For a typical Costa Rican experience, check out the annual Mule Festival this weekend in Parrita, 30 minutes south of Jacó. There will be a Miss Parrita competition, Tico bullfights, a rodeo, kids’ activities, food sales, dances, concerts, bands and of course the famous mule and horse parade.

The third Jacó Extreme Challenge will be held the weekend before Easter Holy Week, starting March 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the stadium in Jacó. The registration fee is ¢5,000 ($9) at the registration center and ¢4,500 ($8) by Internet at www.atletismoextremo.com. Space is limited to 1,300 athletes. In Jacó, entries will be made by the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce (2643-2853) in the PacificCenter, in front of the CableTica office.

–Christina Truitt

christinatruitt@gmail.com

You may be interested

IMF loan ‘ultimately benefits all Costa Ricans,’ Alvarado says in interview
Costa Rica
1573 views
Costa Rica
1573 views

IMF loan ‘ultimately benefits all Costa Ricans,’ Alvarado says in interview

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved a three-year, $1.78 billion loan to help stabilize Costa Rica's economy. Read: IMF…

This day in history: Pope John Paul II visits Costa Rica
A Look Back
2444 views
A Look Back
2444 views

This day in history: Pope John Paul II visits Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

Tuesday is the 38th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Costa Rica. As the first pope to visit the country,…

The compromises Costa Rica made with the IMF
Costa Rica
1089 views
Costa Rica
1089 views

The compromises Costa Rica made with the IMF

The Tico Times - March 2, 2021

Costa Rica will receive a three-year, $1.78 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund as part of the financial entity’s…