Cultural in Reserva Indígena Boruca

Fiesta de los Diablitos

This raucous three-day festival, held in Boruca (December 30 to January 2) and Curré (February 5 to 8), symbolizes the historical struggle between the Spanish and the indigenous population. Villagers wearing wooden …
Sports in San Gerardo de Rivas

Carrera Chirripó

This grueling race from San Gerardo de Rivas to Crestones Base Lodge and back (34km) takes place at the end of February, with up to 225 participants. If you're trekking up the mountain you may be disheartened to kno…
Cultural in San Isidro de El General

Agricultural Festival

This fair is a chance for local farmers to strut their stuff – and that they do, by taking over the agricultural show grounds 4km south of the city with regional culinary delights. There are also bullfights (well, b…
Religious in Reserva Indígena Boruca

Fiesta de los Negritos

This festival is held during the second week of December to celebrate the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Traditional indigenous music (mainly drumming and bamboo flutes) accompanies dancing and costumes.
Light Show in Palmar

Festival de la Luz

Taking place in Palmar over two days in the week before Christmas, the Festival of Light involves lit-up nighttime floats and candles floated down the river.