Traditional Santa Cruz National Festivities – January 14-21, 2018
Santa Cruz turns into the place to be in mid-January with their town festivities characterized by the area’s agrarian traditions. Expect to see cowboys on horseback, bullfights, dancing, horse parades and more in this cultural center of Guanacaste.
This is one of the biggest fiestas in the area. Activities start at noon on Wednesday the 14th with a commencement accompanied by beautiful decorated horses. Bullfighting will take place at 2pm and again at 7pm from Wednesday to Saturday. Artisans, food vendors, bars and dances will be out and about all week, in addition to a cool amusement park with carnival rides. Sunday the fiestas will wrap up with an impressive parade of boyeros, or cattle drivers.
If you’ve never been to a typical Costa Rican fiesta — GO!! They are incredibly fun affairs where entire towns turn out for music, horse parades, street food, carnival rides and Costa Rican-style bullfighting.