Gallina Achiotada, chicken soup (sopa de gallina) and chicken soup with rice (gallina con arroz) are all part of the Feria de la Gallina Criolla 2013 on June 14, 15 and 16 in the rural community of Finca el Silencio, Quepos.
The objective of the fair is to promote local tourism and raise funds for an animal rescue centre. The fair is organized by Coopesilencio, a local co-operative.
Activities include a great soccer game by former Costa Rican players, face painting, music, dancers and chicken contests for the entire family.
Finca el Silencio is located southeast of Quepos. By car from San José, take the Ruta 27 to the Costanera (Jacó exit), at Quepos take a left, heading east for some 35 km (heading towards Dominical) just past the Rio Saverge bridge, take a left and follow the road for 6 kilometres.