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 […]

Visions Becoming Reality: Jaco Walk Focuses On Positive Growth

  Recently we had the opportunity to talk with Francisco “Chico”  Gonzalez, one of the administrators responsible for the ongoing development of Jaco Walk. Francisco is a “Jacobeño nativo,” a Jaco native. He was born in Jaco, grew up in Jaco and has deep roots here. His grandparents were part of the first family to […]

Puddlefish Cerveceria Ready To Serve Craft Beer Lovers

For Danny and Katie Clark, running successful restaurants is nothing new. The personable, talented couple have opened and run two of the highest ranked restaurants (on Trip Advisor) in Playa Jaco for the past several  years. Now they have moved both Graffiti and Side Street Bistro  to Jaco Walk, the new commercial center where you can […]

Boruca Tribe Members Visit Jaco’s Tico Pod

  The indigenous Costa Rican Boruca people are artisans known for their traditional masks, weaving and other handmade objects. Tribe members live in a self-sustaining agricultural village located deep in the Talamanca mountains. They support themselves mostly through their esteemed artwork and ecotourism. Recently, some members of the tribe visited Tico Pod Art House & […]

The National University of Costa Rica’s Modern Dance Company Performed in Jaco

The Modern Dance Company with the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia performed at the Jaco Epicentro por la Paz on Friday night. They began the evening performing “Expresividad entre Olas” (Expression between Waves). This powerful piece was performed outside in the skate bowl and moved some observers to tears with the dancer’s incredible […]

Jaco, Costa Rica to Host International Surf Association World Championships this August

The 2016 International Surf Association World Championships will be hosted in Jaco, Costa Rica August 6-14. The event will be at the north end of town in front of Croc’s Casino Resort. This is a huge opportunity and blessing for everyone on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. In 2013 there were over 200,000 […]

The McKee Jaco Benefit Fundraiser for Local Companion Animals

The McKee Jaco foundation is dedicated to the animal community in the greater Jaco area. In Costa Rica, abandoned animals, as well as stray “street” dogs and cats are commonplace. If these animals are not spayed or neutered, the opportunity for overpopulation and continuos generations of stray animals is high. That is why this non-profit organization was […]

The Central Pacific Coast is Known for World Class Waves

The central pacific coast of Costa Rica is known for its abundance of world class surf spots. Hermosa Beach, outside of Jaco, is home to many national and international surf competitions and is a favorite with surf legend, Kelly Slater. Hermosa beach is not for the faint of heart, the barrel waves that consistently crash on […]

The Mirador Offers a Beautiful Panoramic View of Jaco

The Mirador is a favorite locals spot. Daily you will cross paths with people walking their dogs, mountain biking, jogging or going for a leisurely walk up the steep incline that leads to the Mirador. Mirador which literally translates to “lookout” is a beautiful location to get a panoramic view of Jaco. The hike up […]

The Costa Rica Team Appreciates the Beauty of the Green Season

During the green season on the central pacific coast we still get to enjoy warm days with cooling rains. The ocean is still temperate so we can swim and surf in just our bathing suits. The brilliance of the flora and fauna during this time of year is spectacular. The soothing sounds of the rain […]