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