Cultural in Palmares

Fiestas de Palmares

This 13-day beer-soaked extravaganza has been running for more than 30 years. It features carnival rides, a tope (horse parade), fireworks, big-name bands, small-name bands, exotic dancers, fried food, guaro (a loca…
Cultural in Alajuela

Juan Santamaría Day

The town that gave birth to a poor drummer boy named Juan Santamaría – who helped defeat the US in the Battle of Rivas – erupts in celebration on the victorious anniversary (April 11). This momentous occasion is com…