On the second Sunday of March, Escazú holds this popular event honoring Costa Rica's boyeros (oxcart drivers). Dozens of attendees from all over the country decorate traditional, brightly painted carts and form a co…
Between Christmas and New Year, this week-long celebration of all things Costa Rican draws tens of thousands of Ticos to the bullring in the suburb of Zapote, just southeast of San José.
About every other year, San José becomes host to this biennial citywide arts showcase that features theater, music, dance and film. It’s usually held for two weeks in March or April, but the month can vary. Keep an …
December brings San José's big Christmas parade, marked by elaborate costumes and floats, and an absurd amount of plastic ‘snow.’
This parade of oxcarts down Paseo Colón is a celebration of the country’s agricultural heritage.
Thousands descend on Costa Rica's capital for this massive, multiday literary event, which includes readings, book sales and presentations from internationally renowned authors.
San José marks the day of its patron saint with Mass in some churches.