Jaco, Costa Rica

"Jaco’s elevation is seven meters (about 23 feet) above sea level.  In the mountains, you can reach up to 3,000 feet or 914 meters. Its mountains are geologically formed by materials of the Cretaceous, Tertiary and Quaternary volcanic rocks being Cretaceous those prevailing in the region. 


The temperature is between 85-90 degrees F during the day and 75-80 F at night. The dry season is from December to August and the wet season from September to November.  Monthly average temperatures in Jaco are lower in October and are higher in March. 

Almost half of the residents of Garabito are expatriates. Jaco Beach, the head of the municipality, is the closest beach town to San Jose, constituting a very popular destination for vacationing both for nationals and foreigners, as well as a perfect base point from which to operate." - Source

"Playa Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, the Central Valley and is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica. The beach is a 2.5 mile (4 km) strip which offers world renowned surfing and more. Much like Costa Rica's metropolitan areas, Jaco's offers most services, such as a post office, health center and branches of major banks. "   - 2018 Jaco Travel Guide 


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Todd and Alicia Yancey met in 2009 at Montreat College. They served together with Young Life and began dating in 2011 while Alicia was living in Jaco, Costa Rica for her college internship. They married in 2012 and a year later moved to Charleston, S.C. to serve at Saint Peter's Church, which has become the sending church for the Yancey's as missionaries. The Yancey's moved to Jaco in June 2018 and continue to raise support for ministry. They both love being with people, drinking lots of coffee, a good book, the outdoors and playing with their two dogs River and Cali. 



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