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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...

Nearly Half of Costa Rica’s Residents Want Bullfighting Banned

Q COSTA RICA (by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com)Costa Rican-style bullfighting continues to polarize the country, with nearly half of residents in favor and the other half opposed. Horse parades, called topes in Spanish, are viewed more favorably by the public: Seven out of 10...

Christmas In San Jose: Bull Fights, Horses and Carnaval

Q COSTA RICA - It Christmas in Costa Rica and that means the capital city, San Jose, is host to the bulls, horses and parades. On Sunday, at noon, December 25, the annual "Zapote Fair" began, the main attraction the "Toros A La Tica", when...

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...

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