Our friend Dave Grillot came to Jungle Jam 2016 to promote a great new project he started called www.karmatribe.com, a website for free exchange of gifts of services and goods. You can register for free and post a favor you are willing to do, or ask for a favor for something you need help with, for instance, language lessons. Karma Tribe is also organizing a recurring beach cleanup here in Jaco. Check it out! Join the group and enjoy the beach, get some exercise, meet people and do a little to make the world a better place. Jaco already has a Blue Flag Ecological Beach Award, but it can always be a little cleaner. Karma Tribe Jaco Beach Cleanup Facebook Group Page
Our friends at Green Room Cafe a mile away from DoceLunas offer live music regularly. Here is the schedule for this week starting tonight, 8/27/2015.
Agenda de esta Semana/Line up for this week…..Viva La Musica!! We Love Live Music!!
Thu/Jue: De Cuerdas a Voces Dúo Intrumental 8pm!!
Fri/Vie: UnderCover Classic Rock Duo 9pm!!
Sat/Sab: Bomber Eyewear Costa Rica Reggae Fest Feauturing:RastaManuel aka RasManuel *****Toledo Again & #Balaguero and the#BomberGirls!!! 8pm!!!
Sun/Dom: Homel lewis Acuostic Rock & Reggae!!! 8pm!!!
Green Room is across from Mas Por Menos on the main drag in Jaco.
Make your own DIY smartphone hologram! Follow the instructions in the video below to make a small four sided semi-transparent plexiglass pyramid. Set it on your phone and play a video, such as the one in the link, designed for projecting the hologram – it will split the image into four views that will reflect on each face of the pyramid. When you look from the right angle with the right amount of ambient light, you will see a holographic image that appears to float within the pyramid! Cool huh? Here are the instructions for making the holgram reflector, and here is a video to play on your smartphone to see some holographic image. Thanks to Jaco local Shelby for hipping us to this cool trick.
Please join us for a refreshing lunch at the open air Eclipse restaurant at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.
All prices include 13% tax and 10% tip by Costa Rican law.
Join us for a delicious breakfast at the open air Eclipse restaurant at Jaco hotel DoceLunas. Hotel guests get a free continental breakfast, and you can also order the following menu items.
Here at DoceLunas in Jaco, Costa Rica, we are on sloping well drained ground, but we still get a few mosquitoes. We are working on our own natural mosquito repellent mix using several botanicals. It is hard with a small sample size to be sure it works, but it seems to be somewhat effective to wear citronella or lemon eucalyptus.
While there is not a reliable study showing that the pure botanicals are effective, a recent US Center for Disease Control publication suggests that lemon eucalyptus may be, because CDC says synthetic lemon eucalyptus is effective.
Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or PMD (chemical name: para-menthane-3,8-diol), the synthesized version of OLE. Products containing OLE and PMD include, but are not limited to, Repel and Off! Botanicals. This recommendation refers to EPA-registered repellent products containing the active ingredient OLE (or PMD). “Pure” oil of lemon eucalyptus (essential oil not formulated as a repellent) is not recommended; it has not undergone similar, validated testing for safety and efficacy, is not registered with EPA as an insect repellent, and is not covered by this recommendation.
So there you have it, use Repel and Off Botanicals and you don’t have to use DEET anymore!
Here is a link to the CDC report:
Can you tell us what you are looking at in our mystery image taken at Jaco hotel DoceLunas?
Let us know and get a 30% discount off your stay valid through December 1st, 2015! Three hints: Hint 1 – “No, I cannot tell you what that is.” may be a correct answer! Hint 2 – We will also accept incorrect answers -for instance “It is an alligator!” It is not. There are no alligators in Costa Rica, but if you come down, we will show you some crocodiles. Hint 3 – it is not a crocodile. THIS is a crocodile: crocodile near Jaco Costa Rica.
We have preserved the canopy here at DoceLunas for its ecological value. Our sustainable approach to eco=tourism provides a lovley habitat and food for both wildlife and people. Birds and wildlife from the jungle covered mountain that borders the property come to visit our trees, some of which hang heavy with fruit and some of which bear edible nuts.
Here our bartender Shirley shows us a plate of roasted chestnuts in front of Costa Rican Chestnut Tree – Castanea Sativa that bears delicious sweet chestnuts that can be roasted and eaten. In England they are popular street food. In the U.S., they are used mostly for stuffing recipes around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we use them in our stuffing here too, but they are great in salads. DoceLunas home grown organic chestnuts are available by special request when in season at our local source restaurant, Eclipse.
We also have manzan de augua, which taste kind of like a tart cross between a pear and an apple, guanabana, cas, star fruit, and mangoes -so many mangoes! The monkeys from the mountain love them. Once they are ripe, the monkeys come every day from 5 am to around 7 am.
Our human guests enjoy the fruit from the trees on our property raw, in smoothies and fruit salads, and in home-made local source ice cream.
Come check us out! Whether you just want to relax in a serene natural environment, rest up between surfing or partying in Jaco, or want to hone your yoga practice, we’ve got the perfect spot.
Our commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability makes us a great choice for a yoga retreat in Costa Rica.
Here at hotel DoceLunas in Jaco, Costa Rica we like to do yoga. We offer free classes for our guests twice a day most days of the week (yoga schedule varies so please confirm with firstname.lastname@example.org for any particular day). Most of our yoga classes begin and end with the chanting of an ancient mantra, OM, or OM Shanti Shanti Shanti.
Scientists have recently discovered that singing as a group lowers stress and relieves anxiety. We still don’t “know” exactly why, although the ancient vedic tradition of yoga going back thousands of years posits that the vibrations create a sort of magical connection to the vibration of the universe.
That is a little hard to demonstrate with our current understanding, but we do know that physical reality is mostly empty space filled with fast moving particles that in themselves have wave like properties of vibration. (I think. Hey, i am no particle physicist.) But we do know this: when you sing as group, your body responds to the experience by producing more endorfins (that will make you feel euphoric) and more oxytocin (that will make you feel the literal power of love).
Here is an article from Time Magazine about the study: Time singing and stress article.
So make a plan to come down and join us for some relaxing time in paradise and sing a few OMs with us. While you are bringing your plan for a Costa Rica yoga vacation to fruition, you can set up a group OM chant in your own neighborhood.
Namaste, and Pura Vida
from hotel DoceLunas.