Religious in Puntarenas

Fiesta de La Virgen del Mar

Puntarenas celebrates the Fiesta de La Virgen del Mar on the Saturday closest to July 16. Lavishly decorated fishing boats and yachts sail around the harbor, seeking protection from the Virgin for another year at se…
Sports in Playa Hermosa

National Surfing Championship

If you don’t think you can hack it with the aspiring pros, you might want to give the surf on this beach a miss. However, consider stopping by in late July or late August, when local pro surfers descend for the annu…
Music in Jacó

Jungle Jam

This four-day mid-March music festival, held at DoceLunas Hotel, brings together rock, reggae, funk and soul artists. Past participants have included Steel Pulse, Perro Bravo, Thicker Than Thieves and Paul Damon.