Mario Mortadela is back to “entertain” passersby on the Bulevar (Avenida Central), in downtown San José, after an almost two month absence.
All who have visited Costa Rica and walked the Bulevar will have seen Mario entertain the crowds. During the Cow parade of San José, Mario, being a fixture of the Bulevar for years, had his own cow as homage to his unique artistry.
Almost two months ago (on October 11) Mario suffered a convulsion and require hospitalization. At first it was though he had been hit by a car near the main post office, a block away from the Bulevar. However, he suffered a bump to the head when he fell to the ground.
After recuperating and with the help of friends and a wooden stool, Mario is back with his guitar and his “ñeeee“.
Mario, besides his special kind of music, always has a smile on his face, giving us all hope and cheer.
If you need a pick me up, stroll the Bulevar, sit (or stand) a while listening to Mario, drop a coin in the bucket and you will walk away with a warm and fuzzy feeling. No questions about it.