Community and Family Values Connect Jaco Walk Business Owners

Jaco Walk is quite the talk of the town lately. The new shopping center defies traditional style with an innovative, creative layout. Located in the center of Playa Jaco leaning more toward the south end, many new businesses have made their home here. Additionally, several established businesses have moved to this great location to be part […]

Annual McKee Jaco Fundraiser Set For This Sunday

This Sunday, on March 4th, McKee Jaco will hold its annual fundraiser at the Green Room Cafe. The project began in June 2003 to address the issue of the extraordinary amount of stray animals in the community roaming the streets.  As a result, more than 1000 animals are spayed and neutered each year, both strays and […]

The Pizza Shop Thrives On Innovation And Community Connections

Joe Sparks and Kevin Eich met during their college years and have been friends ever since. In 2012 they were in Costa Rica when a business opportunity materialized that turned into the creation of The Pizza Shop. The popular restaurant in Playa Jaco recently celebrated its five year anniversary. It’s getting ready to open in […]

Compassion Drives Community Efforts In Wake Of Tropical Storm Nate

Today Costa Rican communities are assessing the damage done by Tropical Storm Nate which has affected most of the nation in some way.  It has caused heavy rains, landslides and flooding which has blocked roads, destroyed bridges and damaged houses.  Hundreds of thousands of  people are without running water and thousands are sleeping in shelters, according […]

Jaco’s Farmer Market Full Of Freshness, Flavor and “Calidad”

Every Thursday night from around 6:30 until 10 pm, Jaco’s Feria, or Farmer’s Market, kicks into gear. It continues the following morning starting around 7 am and going until approximately 2 pm. You will find an extensive variety of fresh local and national fruit, vegetables, cheeses, chicken, baked goods, organic coffee and other treats. The […]

Compassion Drives Community Efforts In Wake Of Tropical Storm Nate

Today Costa Rican communities are assessing the damage done by Tropical Storm Nate which has affected most of the nation in some way.  It has caused heavy rains, landslides and flooding which has blocked roads, destroyed bridges and damaged houses.  Hundreds of thousands of  people are without running water and thousands are sleeping in shelters, according […]

Traditions Persist in Costa Rica’s Independence Day Anniversary

One of the year’s most important holidays, Costa Rica celebrates its 196th Independence Day anniversary this Friday September 15th. Festivities begin traditionally on September 14th, when the Torch of Freedom arrives in Cartago. The   torch represents Central America’s freedom  from colonial Spain. Every year, it makes the journey south  from Guatemala through five nations, arriving […]

Traditions Persist in Costa Rica’s Independence Day Anniversary

One of the year’s most important holidays, Costa Rica celebrates its 196th Independence Day anniversary this Friday September 15th. Festivities begin traditionally on September 14th, when the Torch of Freedom arrives in Cartago. The   torch represents Central America’s freedom  from colonial Spain. Every year, it makes the journey south  from Guatemala through five nations, arriving […]

Jaco Community Gives Warm Welcome To “The Swell Dealer”

Carly McDougall is from Northern Ontario, Canada. She first visited Costa Rica in 2014 on a family vacation and, like many people who visit Costa Rica, she fell in love with “the culture, tropical climate and Pura Vida attitude.” She was inspired to return in order to learn Spanish and seek personal growth. Carly secured […]

Farid Rueda Living His Passion One Mural At A Time

 Artify Jaco’s most recent project to cover the community walls with the work of international artists has brought the talent of painter Farid Rueda to our community. Many people have had the chance to meet him and see his work in process as he transformed the wall facing supermarket Mas por Menos’s entrance with a […]