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
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!
Jaco hotel DoceLunas presents Jungle Jam with Bill Kreutzmann, Oteil Burbridge, Max Creek, and more next Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 17-19th. Doors will open at 5 PM Friday and Saturday and at 2 PM on Sunday. Join us for the live music event of the year!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.