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Jaco hotel showtimes – 5 PM Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

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!

Presale tickets for Jungle Jam

Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday Jaco hotel DoceLunas will be hosting Jungle Jam with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau band and Zach Deputy. The show takes place under the fire tree in our five acres of landscaped jungle gardens.

Official showtime is TBA but we are expecting around nine o clock doors. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Presale tickets are now available a the front desk at DoceLunas daily until 6pm. Prices are $25 for one night presale, $30 for one night at the gate, $65 for three nights. Join us for an incredible show at award winning Jaco hotel DoceLunas.

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:

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.

Pipa at Jaco hotel DoceLunas

Fresh young coconut, called “pipa” in Costa Rican spanish, grows on several trees in the five acres of landscaped jungle at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.  When the weather in Jaco is sunny and dry, which can happen even in the middle of the wet season, the groundskeeping staff scale the towering coconut palms and harvest the young coconuts.

The coconut husk are then cut with machete to allow access

to the delicious juice inside. Coconut water is a naturally isotonic beverage, which means it has the same electrolyte balance as the human body, making it the ideal drink for hydration.

At Jaco hotel DoceLunas, the water of life grows on trees, and our tap water is from our own well at the base of a rainforest covered mountain.

Jaco hotel concert venues continued

In middle of the dry season, Jaco weather is predictable – there will be at most light rain so we can offer concerts in our five acres of landscaped tropical jungle – “The Garden Stage.” Jaco Hotel DoceLunas Garden Stage’s first show brought together musicians from some of the longest running, and best known rock bands in the world, all the way to Docelunas Hotel in Jaco, Costa Rica for a concert to benefit the local school system.

Bill Kreutzman, the first and longest tenured drummer for the Grateful Dead. Mike Gordon, bass player extrordinaire from Phish. Scotty Murawski, guitar virtuoso and founding member of Max Creek 38 years before. That’s a line-up!!! The national beer company had offered a stage and sound…. only to pull out the night before the show. All that was available was the stage from the restaurant, one for much smaller productions. Bill Kreutzman, the first to arrive, wanted

to see where they were to be playing. He was shown the two foot high, home made stage.

( In the years since, DoceLunas has always provided a professional and bonded festival style stage.)

He looked at it from several angles, wordlessly, as the situation with the beer company was explained. Finally, he turned and said, “It’s been a long time since I played on a stage like this….” Then he smiled broadly, “Don’t worry about it man, everything will be fine. We’re going to do a great show.” And a great show they did…to be continued…

Check out the Jaco hotel rooms surrounding the garden stage and get your tickets and hotel packages for the now widely expanded  Jungle Jam February 2012 with Bill Kreutzmann, Max Creek the Seven Walkers, Ryan Montbleau Band, and Zach Deputy at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.

New Rates for Jaco hotel DoceLunas

We will be rolling out our new rates in the next few days.

If you prefer these rates to those on our hotel website booking engine, please contact us directly at info@docelunas.com. Rates are subject to change without notice after Oc

tober 12th, 2011, so please confirm with us.

Main Season
Jan 6- Apr 22 and
Nov 20 – Dec 20

Deluxe $150
Handicapped $160
Family $165
Luxury $175
VIP $225

Summer Season
April 23-Sept 30

Deluxe $140
Handicapped $150
Family $160
Luxury $175
VIP $225

Green Season
Oct 1 – Nov 19

Deluxe $125
Handicapped $135
Family $150
Luxury $160
VIP $225

Holiday Season
Dec 21 – Jan 5

Deluxe $170
Handicapped $175
Family $180
Luxury $190
VIP $225

Check out more information on our Jaco hotel here.

Flowers at Jaco hotel DoceLunas

At DoceLunas, Jaco’s most tranquil hotel, we plant a wide variety of annual and perennial tropical flowers and we also have several species of flowering trees including a huge Costa Rican fire tree in the center of the property.

No matter what time of of year, our orchids and other flower are bursting into bloom like slow moving tropical fireworks brightening our five acres of landscaped tropical jungle gardens. Here are some bright red flowers that were in bloom last week.


Red flower in Jaco hotel gardens

Come visit our lovely hotel in Jaco and see the show!

ATM money machines near Jaco hotel

Since Jaco is a popular weekend destination for san jose residents as well as foreign tourist, occasionally the ATMs in town run out of cash. The machines in Mas x Menos (pronounced mas por menos, it’s the big supermarket in the middle of town), and the one’s in the back of the second floor of El Galeone (mini mall with fountain out front) seem to work the best. The supermarket is open till 8 or 9 every night, weekends sometimes later.

The mini mall is open late and has security on duty.

Jaco hotel Bill Kreutzmann Concert Photos

For those of you who missed it, we had an amazing concert here at Jaco hotel DoceLunas in January fe

aturing Max Creek with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead. We are planning to have them back next year, so don’t despair, you may have another chance!

We will be posting some live video of the show with soundboard mixes in the months ahead, and will be posting more photos every day, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, imagine you were standing in a clearing in the jungle that is woven through the grounds of the four star hotel you are staying and you look up on the stage and see:
Tree frog at Jaco hotel