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Costa Rica Festivals Bring a Melting Pot of People

Are you the kind of person who does not like to sit around his or her hotel room lounging at the pool, but would much rather drive the open road in search of festivals and other activities, then you should plan a trip to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica festivalsThis month alone Costa Rica is hosting seven festivals guaranteed to make you smile, try foods you did not know existed, attend a storytelling, and drink lots of beer.

To kick off celebrations, you have the San Isidro del General Fiestas which takes place during the first week of February. The fair features flower shows, bullfighting, livestock competitions, and more.

In mid-February Costa Rica hosts Mardi Gras in Esterillos which is a carnival with parades, street foods, music, children’s games and dancing.

The CENAC Summer Festival is the 2nd week of February featuring storytelling, theater, movies, and other entertainment at the National Cultural Center in San Jose.

Next up is the Los Diablitos Games which is a recreation of the fight between Boruca tribe and the Spanish (held in Rey Curre, Boruca).

The Puntarenas Carnaval takes place during the last week of February and is a seven day celebration with food, music and beer in Puntarenas.

Also during the last week of February is the Sun Festival which is an annual celebration of the Mayan New Year. It culminates in a fire ceremony and a gathering to promote solar power.

Lastly, the Liberia Fiestas has music, rides, and concerts throughout Liberia.