On this day, Costa Ricans (and most Latin Americans) celebrate Columbus (Colon in Spanish), his "discovery" of the Americas, ... More
Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day)
On this day, Costa Ricans (and most Latin Americans) celebrate Columbus (Colon in Spanish), his "discovery" of the Americas, and the Hispanic influence on local culture, hence "Dia de la Raza." The city of Limon, on the coast, celebrates Carnival during the week preceding the 12th, so if you're looking for a better party, go to the beach. In San Jose, things are more subdued, but almost everyone has the day off, and processions and celebrations (and perhaps protests) are numerous. Check local listings for specifics functions.
This little bed and breakfast on the hill leading up to the Parque Nacional is a real bargain and definitely
worth considering. It was once the home of Otto Apuy, a well known Costa Rican artist, and original artwork ...
The center offers exhibitions of important artists from Costa Rica and abroad. Additionally, it serves as an experimental theater, and
it often hosts art workshops. Those with a particular interest in modern art should visit, as you are bound ...
The location of this unique site in Central America, where Quaternary glaciers have left their mark, has allowed the fauna
and flora of North and South America to interbreed. Tropical rainforests cover most of the area. Four different Indian ...