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Christmas Tradition: Zapote, Tope and Carnaval On Tap in San Jose

It's Christmas Day in Costa Rica and that means Zapote, the annual fair of all fairs that takes place in San Jose. Starting at noon today and running to Jan. 7, the Zapote fair attracts thousands from the Central Valley and around the country. The...

Bull Riding: A Tradition and a Vice

Q COSTA RICA (by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Gambling your life on an angry half-ton bull requires practice. For Dylan Rodríguez, a member of the group Los Bajureños, that practice happens in his grandmother’s patio on a rusty barrel underneath a star fruit tree next...

In Costa Rica The Bull ALWAYS Wins! (Photos)

The Zapote Fair is a staple of the holiday season in Costa Rica. And the redondel (bull ring) is the centre of attention, more so this year without the megabars. Here's a selection of photos of one of the Zapote bull fights this December, taken...