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Organized by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT), the Chamber of Tourism and Commerce of Atenas, CATUCA and the Atenas Cattle Driver Association, this event has been developing over the last eight years. The goal is to bring locals and tourists to Atenas annually to celebrate their reputation for having…

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  • Date April
  • Hour All Day
A national holiday in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaria's Day is held to commemorate the death of the soldier who is officially recognized as the national hero. He is considered so because it is believed that on April 11, 1856 Santamaria single handedly turned back an invasion and in the process…

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  • Date April 11
  • Hour All Day
The Offshore World Championship is the globe’s largest and most anticipated international deep sea fishing competition, offering seasoned anglers four action-packed days to win the coveted first place title for the largest number of record-setting game fish caught and released. http://www.offshoreworldchampionship.com/

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  • Date April
  • Hour All Day
The Festival Internacional de las Artes is a program organized by the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ). The event brings together the best national and international artists providing attendees with the opportunity to enjoy artwork, live theater, music and dance performances. Every exhibition pays tribute to a country with…

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  • Date April (Every two years, last one was held in 2014)
  • Hour All Day
Celebrated across Costa Rica, Día de San José is particularly special because Saint Joseph is also the patron saint of San José, the capital city. This is a religious celebration with special masses, displays of beautiful pieces of artwork, parades and food.

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  • Date March 19
  • Hour All Day
This fair is a unique opportunity to sample many products from small producers while enjoying cultural activities as well. Taking place in the Old Customs Building in San José, this is an excellent fair for a tourist to attend as there are over 180 companies providing samples of a wide…

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  • Date March
  • Hour All Day
Overlooking Lake Arenal is the renowned Arenal volcano, which provides a scenic view to one of the most significant mountain biking events in Latin America, Vuelta al Lago, which translates to “around the lake.” This two-day event, that continues to attract riders from all over the world, circuits a 158…

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  • Date March
  • Hour All Day
This annual fruit festival takes place in the town of Orotina which is known for having a large number of fruit stands at the side of the highway. Tourists and locals can enjoy many activities including live music and a beauty pageant.

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  • Date March
  • Hour All Day
Held annually in Parrita, Festival Nacional de las Mulas (Mule Festival) began as a way to have fun for a few farmers. Over the years, it has become a tradition for the people in Parrita. La Asociación para el Bienestar Parriteño (ASOBIPA) is the organizer of this event which attracts…

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  • Date January - February
  • Hour All Day
Taking place in Frailes, which is located in the Central Valley region, the Feria Del Café (Coffee Fair) is attended by coffee pickers, retailers, tourists and everyone in between. Visitors to the event are entertained with music, dances, a coffee picking competition in which the attendees participate and winners are…

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  • Date January
  • Hour All Day
One of the most popular celebrations in Costa Rica, Carnaval de Puntarenas celebrates the Pearl of the Pacific and draws thousands of spectators. This celebration features parades, a beauty pageant, live music, dancing and traditional street food. This event benefits several local businesses, since most are located along the boulevard…

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  • Date February
  • Hour All Day
This cultural gathering offers visitors free evening access to participating cultural venues in downtown San José. Art tours depart from the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Museos del Banco Central, Museo Nacional, Museo del Jade and Museo de Arte Costarricense.

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  • Date February – December, Third Wednesday of each month
  • Hour 17:00
This religious celebration honors the Black Christ of Esquipulas, a famous Guatemalan statue. The festival includes folk dancing, marimba music and bullfights.

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  • Date January 14
  • Hour 5:00
Beginning in the second week of January visitors can experience local food and drinks, music, dancing, parades, fireworks and of course Costa Rican bullfighting and horse parades. One of the largest events in Costa Rica, the parade of lanterns, and a variety of athletic competitions, including mountain biking and soccer,…

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  • Date January
  • Hour All Day
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