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No shame in being a buoy

The lineup in Jaco Costa Rica can get pretty crowded on the weekends, but that doesn’t mea

n you will have a hard time getting waves; a lot of people are just floating out there like buoys. I have heard some other surfers refer to buoys with contempt, and it’s true that sometimes I wish there were a few less people do dodge, but

I think there is no shame in being a buoy.

Consider that a lot of surfers in Jaco are beginners and on the weekend, lots of people from San Jose who are just starting surfing and don’t get to practice every day are out there. They have paddled out to the lineup where they have a chance to catch a wave and where they can see up close what other surfers are doing and what works and what doesn’t. But they have enough sense to know they are not ready to charge in a crowd, so they are just sitting their floating and that’s fine by me. Better to be a buoy than a kook!

If you watch and wait, eventually you will find an opportunity where you are confident you can take off and get a good ride without endangering your fellow surfers. Pura Vida!

Jaco hotel DoceLunas presents Bill Kreutzmann, Max Creek, more

Here at Jaco hotel DoceLunas we are getting stoked for the upcoming Jungle Jam featuring Bill Kretuzmann of the Grateful Dead – the most watched drummer in the history of the world with over 2,000 shows in front of 10s and 100s of thousands! – 40 year veterans Max Creek, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, no stranger to crowds himself, and opening acts Zach Deputy and the Ryan Montbleau Band. And giant puppets.

In a jungle garden. This is a show like no other.

Join us in paradise at Jaco hotel DoceLunas February 17-20th 2012. That’s just two weeks away! Meanwhile, here’s a video of Max Creek and Bill Kreutzmann playing Deep Elm Blues at the last Jungle Jam:

Jaco Costa Rica weather December 7th

Jaco Costa Rica is now seeing the early dry season weather pattern with occasional short rain storms.

The long storms of the wet season (and two Nino years in a row!) are behind us.

Here are current conditions on December 7th at 4pm:

Temperature: 78°F | Humidity: 75% | Pressure: in () | Conditions: Thunderstorm

| Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 4mph

Jaco Costa Rica weather forecast for December 7th

Wednesday : Scattered Clouds. High:82 ° F.
Wednesday : Fog. Low:68 ° F.
Thursday : Chance of a Thunderstorm. High:82 ° F.
Thursday : Chance of a Thunderstorm. Low:68 ° F.
Friday : Chance of a Thunderstorm. High:82 ° F.
Friday Night : Chance of a Thunderstorm. Low:68 ° F.

Click here for more information on Jaco weather or here for our Jaco Costa Rica weather forecast.

Video – surfing near Jaco hotel

This surfing video was shot about 1 mile from Jaco hotel DoceLunas on Jaco beach on December 4th with a small swell. The swell was around 12 second period, 4 foot open ocean height coming from around 210 degrees according to local surf forecasts for Jaco. The waves were around waist high mostly.

This video was originally shot in HD but we stored in in lowres format so it will stream quickly on youtube.

You can check out more about surfing in Jaco on our blog topic page for Jaco surf. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can rent our GoPro camera and make your own surf video when you come visit us at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.

Alpha Blondy plays Black Dog at DoceLunas – Video

Check out this video clip of Alpha Blondy playing Led Zepplin’s Black Dog at Jaco hotel DoceLunas in May 2009. What a show! The sound is not so great on this video but you can tell they went to town on the production and his band, the Solar System, is tight.

Check back in a few days.

We will be posting more video of Alpha Blondy live at DoceLunas soon.


Jaco Costa Rica farmer’s market

Every friday the Jaco Hotel Blog stops by the farmers market. Restaurant DoceLunas has its own local purveyors of fruits and vegetables who deliver to the hotel, so the hotel doesn’s shop at the market, but its employees do. The market is pretty comparable to the grocery store in prices, but the produce is fresher and more locally sourced. While its not cheaper than the grocery store,

its pretty cheap. A lot of fruits and veg are less than $1 a pound. In the photo you can see my haul of tiny potatoes (which were quite well washed) giant carrot, garlic, ginger, and broccoli only cost about $4.

Perhaps the best part about the farmers market: its located on an estuary and there is a sandy spot on the other side of it where a small crocodile can often be seen sunning.

I have to get a picture of him for youse. Meanwhile, let me know if there is anything you would like

me talk about in the blog here and I will do it. You can reach me at chrisc at docelunas.com. 
Til next, adios from the finest of Jaco Hotels, Jaco Hotel DoceLunas