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 is the ‘bullls‘. But Zapote is more than that. From Christmas day to the early days of the new year, every year, entire families visit the biggest of all the summer fairs, to enjoy eating something delicious, the rides and reliving childhood moments.

The “popular fiestas” this year celebrate a half-century of entertaining children and adults, mostly from the Central Valley, but also from every corner of Costa Rica.

“The main reason we come is to entertain the little ones. I really feel that prices are very expensive because we are many people, but despite that, I see more people than last year and I think it is very organized,” Maribel Esquivel, who is visiting this year with a family group of 8, told La Teja.

Zapote has something for everyone. The rides, the bulls, the Chinamos de comida (street foods), megabars, music, and concerts.

This year, on opening day, December 25, some 40,000 people attended what can be called Costa Rica’s biggest year-end party.

Zapote this year runs until Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Never been to the Zapote fair? What are you waiting for? If you can’t make it in person, you can follow the fair on Facebook.