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Third time in 50 years that San Jose bullfights have been suspended

QCOSTARICA - The Christmas holidays in San Jose includes the Zapote Fair and the "corridas de toros" - bullfights. But this 2020 there will be no Zapote Fair and no bulls. This is the third time in the 50 year history of the "toros a...

Bullfights are conditioned to demand for hospital beds

QCOSTARICA - The traditional year-end bullfights - corridas de toros - in Zapote will be conditioned on the demand for hospital beds generated by covid-19 patients. At the moment, the bullfights that starts on Christmas day is still on. But due to the pandemic, it...

Yes, there will be bullfights this year in Zapote!

QCOSTARICA - Yes, there will be the traditional "corrida de toros" (bullfights) in Zapote this year, confirmed the Municipalidad de San Jose. But, with a maximum of 50 amateur bullfighters, all with a negative COVID-19 test in hand and without an audience in the...

Garantia Sociales Viaduct Inaugurated, Less Congestion In Zapote

On Monday, March 30, The Ministery of Transport (MOPT) inaugurated the new overpass of the Garantia Sociales (Zapote) rotonda, with the aim of reducing congestions on the Circunvalacaion. The inauguration took place early Monday morning, at 7:00 am and due to the covid-19 crisis, the...

Zapote turns 50 and continues to attract the love of families

Over the years, Zapote remains unmissable for families. Each year new and old head for the Zapote fairground, una "vueltica" (a look and see) for the new and traditional. Few families in Costa Rica end the year with a visit to Zapote. The main attraction...

Overhaul Of Zatope Rotonda Making Progress

The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) - the folks who maintain our roads and promise to get rid of all congestion (or at least part, though they never explain which part), published the following photos on the process of the work on...

Violence At Casa Presidencial: Protestors Throw Stones And Dynamite

A noise inside the Casa Presidencial (Government House) House building alerted the police on Tuesday, locking down the building as the protests by fishermen outside the gates turned violent. The alarm went off, the main glass doors to the building closed and police dressed in...

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...

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...

Bullfighting Nun In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Sister Aracelly Salazar took to bull ring in Zapote to show off her talent for bullfighting, taking the Toros Teletica challenge and well, with the faith of God, came out of the ring in one piece. Sister Aracelly Salazar, doing pastoral...

Christmas In San Jose Starts Friday!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – The capital city will kick off the Christmas 2016 season on Friday, December 2 with a series of free holiday events for the entire family. The 2016 Christmas in San Jose kicks off at the newly renovated Plaza de la...

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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