Let's face it, pretty much everyone loves Costa Rica, and no doubt we see travelers from all over the world, but if there is one area that is best suited for Costa Rica, I think Texas might be on the top of the list. The reason more than any thing is convenience. Yes, Florida is actually a closer flight, and Costa Rica has seen travelers from Florida for many years now, but thanks to low and competitive fares offered by Southwest Airlines, who last year began flying direct from Houston, Texas might have jumped up to the #1 targeted tourist market. With the short travel time, and now the addition of lower priced flights it is reasonable to see a group come down for a long weekend in Costa Rica for some sport fishing, surfing or just to make a quick relaxing get away. In the past year round trip flights from Houston to Costa Rica have been as low as $280! For those in other parts of the US and Canada, it can be harder to schedule and get away with the longer travel time. I should know, coming from Washington State, I'm more hesitant to schedule trips home or struggle to get friends to make the long and more expensive trip, but getting to and from Houston is a breeze, and we are definitely seeing the difference with many more repeat and spontaneous travelers. No doubt that is leading to an increase in Texans purcashing property in Costa Rica as well. And cmon, why wouldn't you visit Costa Rica if you were that close? Pristine beaches, great food, friendly people, lush tropical vegetation, amazing surfing and fishing, seems like a no brainer to me. So cmon Texans, what are you waiting for? If you need help planning a trip and discovering Costa Rica let me know and I’ll be happy to guide you more.
Jaco's Art Movement Needs YOUR SUPPORT
Recently we talked about Jaco's new art movement. We are excited about the art and music scene emerging in the Jaco community, but in order for us to continue and step it up further we need the support of the entire community. If you OWN PROPERTY IN JACO THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY and we can use your support. Good news is there is a way you can show your support without donating a dime! If you own property in Jaco, we are asking for owners to donate 1 week of their property sometime during the year so we can offer free accommodations to musicians, performers, artists and publicists to help our movement. Want to give us a week in January? Great! Want to give us a week in October? We'll take it. We are open to all options and will work with what we have. We are working on some fundraising as well, but for now free accommodations is an excellent start in helping us attract some talent to Jaco. INTERESTED IN HELPING? CONTACT David Karr US LINE 509.855.7457 Costa Rica 8718.7216 or email here
Slightly Stoopid, the Reggae Rock group from Ocean Beach/San Diego along with International Artists Thievery Corporation return to the resort city of Jaco, Costa Rica to headline the Seventh Annual Jungle Jam March 9-12, 2017. Featuring four days of continuous music and activities, this year's line-up also includes Stick Figure, Twiddle, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Mike Love, Rob Garza (DJ set,) Congo Sanchez, Organically Good Trio, Sonombulo, Santos Y Zurdo. Matt Carey, and Selecta Coco.
From daytime beachfront venue performances to late night shows, music will fill the town beginning on Thursday March 9, as the festival kicks off with an intimate artist showcase and traditional Costa Rican barbeque for VIP ticket holders. Main-stage performances run Friday, Saturdayand Sunday.
The one-of-a-kind music and camping festival is set to take place in the heart of downtown Jaco, the popular Costa Rican surf town. "Jungle Jam has a lot more going for it than your everyday music festival," said festival producer Eric Freitas. "Picture gorgeous sun-drenched beaches, stunning sunrises and sunsets. Add in lush jungles filled with a colorful variety of wildlife, from capuchin monkeys to scarlet macaws. Jungle Jam operates on the guiding principles of 'Pura Vida,' that life is damn good, so let's get out there and enjoy all that it has to offer!"
Each day at Jungle Jam starts with live music yoga on the beach. Then, attendees are encouraged to engage in one of the spectacular eco tours, sport adventures and excursions available, from zip line adventures across the rain forest to a boat cruises to see crocodiles. Attendees can take surfing lessons or a trip to Manuel Antonio National Park. There is simply no better way to experience Costa Rica up close, often with the festival performers right next to you.
Early bird tickets are sale now through December 21 with weekend passes starting at just $150 and includes weekend entry to the festival grounds and general camping. VIP packages start at just $300 and includes exclusive access to select after-hours concerts and other special events along with a variety of perks. Lodging, ground transportation, and meals can all be added on to all VIP packages.
Get your tickets here.