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CNE expands Orange Alert in cantons of Heredia, Puntarenas and Limón

(QCOSTARICA) The day before the "controlled reopening", several cantons and districts had their alert status raised from yellow to orange, due to their increase in cases and the risk of transmission by COVID-19. These are the cantons of Belén in Heredia, Limón in that province...

Jaco expected to be raised to Orange alert today

Update: 3:27 pm: As expected, the canton of Garabito was raised to Orange alert by the CNE, along with Montes de Oca and the district of Palmar in the Osa Canton in the province of Puntarenas; the canton of Limon in the province of...

Playa Jaco in times of COVID

A few photos of Playa Jaco posted on Twitter in the last few months, keeping our fingers crossed and dreams of being really back on the beaches again real soon. Playa Jaco, as the other beaches in areas under yellow...

Municipality installs distancing posts on Jacó beach to receive tourists

(QCOSTARICA) The Municipality of Garabito, which takes in the popular tourist destination of Playa Jaco, is installing posts 20 meters apart for tourists to visit Jacó beach without exposing themselves to COVID-19 contagion. On Monday, the tests began with the first 25 bamboo poles installed...

Jaco: Empty Beach Town! (Photos)

From a Facebook post by Britt Nelson: Day 53. Let’s just cut to the chase. Jaco’s City Park is closed to innocent dog walkers. Parents with children are forbidden in the playground. Around town, several restaurant/bars are open Monday through Friday with restrictions, but...

Playa Jacó 1964

Playa Jacó 1964. Photo from Facebook.

Playa Jacó 1981

Not so long ago, Playa Jacó. Photo from Facebook Fotos antiguas de Costa Rica

Judge prohibits policemen who extorted tourists in Jacó from carrying firearms

A judge prohibited two policemen from carrying of firearms, suspected in taking money and cell phones from two tourists in Playa Jacó. The decision against the officers, identified by their last names Faerron and Falcón, was handed down Friday afternoon by the Criminal Court of...

Aeronautical Festival in Jacó will offer balloon flights, paragliding and paramotor

The Jacó Air Fest is an aeronautical, cultural, sports and family event, which will be held from February 8 to 10 on the grounds of the Jacó Walk Shopping Center in Jacó Beach. In addition to top-level air shows, involving paragliders, paramotors, paratrikes, aeromodelists, paratroopers,...

3.9 Quake Hits Jaco

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area of Jaco at 9:47 pm Thursday. According to the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) the quake's epicenter was 45 kilometers south of Jaco, Garabito (9.211 & -84.715), at a depth of 18 km.   Meanwhile, the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de...

8 Arrested In Jaco Supermarket Shooting

Police in Playa Jaco arrested 8 people suspected in the shooting in front of the "Uno Mas Uno" supermarket in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the press office of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP), the incident occurred at 2:54 a.m. On-site...

Tourist Drowns In Jaco

A foreigner visiting Costa Rica with her family was dragged by waves of Playa Jaco. The death of the tourist whose name was not made public was confirmed by Alexander Porras, spokesperson for the Cruz Roja (Red Cross). Porras said the body was recovered at...

Campaign Seeks To Reactivate Tourism and Economy of Playa Jacó

The growing lack of opportunities in the area of Jacó in Puntarenas led area businesses to seek a solution to return the town as it was before. According to the Jaco area businesses, for some time now, the community has seen a reduction in tourists,...

More Than 1,000 Aftershocks Recorded After Sunday’s Earthquake In jaco

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) says it has registered today more than 1,000 aftershocks, following the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the country Sunday night, without serious human or material damage. "We continue with the aftershocks, we have located around 1,000...

Three Dead From Sunday Night’s Earthquake

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Sunday night, leaving three people dead. As confirmed by the Fuerza Public (National Police), two of the victims were reported in Jaco, the area closest to the epicenter of the main tremor and six replicas. The quakes were...

Are Tourists In Costa Rica Getting Screwed Over? You Decide!

Costa Rica, characterized as a jewel for tourism, last year alone visited by more than 2 million tourists, half of which were Americans, can you imagine the bitter experience by some paying more than US$120 (¢70,000 colones) for a bottle of Cacique? Or Agua...

Costa Rica Confirms First case of Zika-associated Syndrome

(Q Costa Rica) Health officials on Thursday confirmed the first local case of the potentially fatal Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with the Zika virus. The  Ministerio de Salud Avanzada (ministry of Health) said in a press release, after receiving confirmation from the Instituto Costarricense de Investigación...

Jaco Beach World Surfing Games 2016 From August 6 to 14

 The reigning ISA World Surfing Games champions will defend their title on home turf from August 6-14 in Playa Jacó. Last year, Costa Rica claimed the team gold medal from 27 nations, edging out Portugal and the United States. Pavones native Noe Mar McGonagle brought...

Zika Outbreak Worsens In Jacó

QCOSTARICA - The outbreak of the Zika virus in the Central Pacific town of Jaco has worsened, health officials reporting 10 new cases last week. According to the Ministry of Health, in just seven days, the number of cases went from 67 to 77...

Travel Channel Comes To Playa Jacó, Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA TRAVEL) We are very excited to share the news that Jaco Beach was selected to be on featured for a show on the Travel Channel. Last week the crew from Indigo Films came to town to film some of Jaco's most popular activities as...

Body Of Missing American Discovered

(QCOSTARICA) The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) confirmed Friday morning the discovery fo the lifeless body of the American missing for four days after being swept by a current in the Pacific off Playa Jaco. Ibrahim Sam Karadsheh, 33 years of age, a native of Palmdale,...

Waves “Like Never Before Seen” in Playa Jaco

QCOSTARICA - Strong waves sweeping the Pacific coast have created a scenario rarely seen in Playa Jaco (Beach), surprising locals and tourists alike, lasting for hours on Monday. "It's shocking what is happening, never seen before", Marvin Perez, Municipality of Garabito road official, told Telenoticias. Perez...

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