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In San Jose: “Zapote” Opens the 25th, the “Tope” is on the 26th and the “Carnaval” on the 27th

The annual "Zapote Fair" kicks of Christmas Day and a staple of Zapote are the "Toros" (Bulls). If you can't go to the Zapote, Repretel will bring all the bulls live to your television screen. If you are a lover of horses and parades and...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães, 24, works for a living as a street pizza saleswoman, but when the Carnival is in full swing, she dons...

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...

For The Second Year No Carnaval In Puntarenas

Q COSTA RICA - For the second year in a row, Puntarenas will not have its "Carnaval" (festival). Danilo Chavarria, president of the Puntarenas city municipal council confirmed the news on Tuesday. For years, on the heels of the two biggies, Zapote (San Jose) in...

Sudor and Sabor, The “Carnaval” Returned To San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Sudor and Sabor ... After 11 years of absence the "carnaval" returned to San Jose today. Watch the video.

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...

You Know It’s Christmas In Costa Rica…

Last night, Saturday, was the Festival de la Luz in San Jose, a magical time.TICO BULL by Rico –You know it’s Christmas and you know school’s out by two simple events. The first one is the Festival de la Luz, the other is a...

Ministry of Health Shuts Down Puntarenas Festival

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) On Wednesday shut down the Puntarenas festival, saying it would take legal action against the organizers for failing to meet health and safety requirements. The Fiestas de Puntarenas that started on February 6 was...

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