Costa Rica is a very cultural nation and has many festivals planned throughout the calendar year. If you are backpacking or traveling through Costa Rica then you will want to try your best to soak up the local culture at one or more of these Costa Rican festivals.

Some of the more important larger festivals of the year is Zapote, It occurs in the San Jose neighborhood every January and has a carnival feel about it with rides for the kids, and bull fights in the arenas. Definitely a festival worth going to.

Other Festivals in Costa Rica that are worth attending are:


Limon Carnival – Located in the city of Limon

Fiestas Palmares– Located betwee San Ramon and San Jose.

Fiestas De los Diablitos– Located in Borucapeople

Envision Festival– Located outside Uvita along the Pacific Ocean towards Playa Hermosa




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