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Festivals

Make your stay more interesting by joining local celebrations.  Here are some of the events that you may add to your itinerary – before you finalize your plans feel free to contact us to get exact dates and time of events:

January

  • Alajuelita & Santa Cruz: Fiestas Patronales: dancing, marimba, bullfights

February

  •  San Isidro de El General: Fiestas Civicas : bullfights, orchid exhibition, agricultural fair
  • Rey Curre/Talamancas: Fiestas de los Diablos: Indian festival, masked dancing
March
  •  Escazu: Dia de los Boyeros – Second weekend in March: National Oxcart Day
  • San Jose: Earth Day : Indian handicrafts
  • Heredia/Escazu, San Jose: Semana Santa end of the month: processions of effigies
April
  • National: Juan Santamaria Day –  marching bands, parades, concerts
May
  •  Puerto Limon: May Day 1st of May cricket matches, dances
  • Escazu/San Isidro: Dia del Boyero – oxcart parades
July
  •  Alajuela: Mango Festival parades, music (may also be held end of June)
  • Playa del Coco/Puntarenas: Carnival Sunday nearest 16th boat parades, concerts, fireworks
  • Liberia/Santa Cruz: Guanacaste day 25th July folk dancing, marimba, rodeos, bullfights
August
  •  Cartago: Virgin of Los Angeles 2nd August religious procession (crawling Christians)
  • San Ramon: Dia de San Ramon 3rd August religious procession
September
  •  Nationwide: Independence day 15th September (night) lantern parades, marching bands
October

  •  Puerto Limon: Carnival (night) floats, dancing
  • Upala: Fiesta de Maiz  – corn queen contest, corn festival
November

  •  Meseta Central: Coffee picking tournament
  • San Jose: International Theater Festival  – plays, street theatre
December

  •  Boruca: Fiesta de Los Negritos 8th December costume dancing
  • Nationwide: Dia de la Polovra 8th December (night) fireworks