• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Independence Festival On for July 3

June 24, 2005

HOW many people does it take tothrow a fantastic holiday party with lots offood, drinks and fun for more than 500people? Apparently only two, if you areLaura Hahn and Sylvie Chagnon, who arethe entire planning and coordinating committeefor the Annual International IndependenceFestival.For the fourth time, the festival willtake place in the northwestern province ofGuanacaste, this year on July 3. Chagnonsays the festival is meant to celebrate allcultures and the independence of allnationalities while bringing family andfriends together.Activities will include a horseshoe tournament,volleyball and carnival games.Dance performances will be given by theChapernal Troup, and great music will beoffered throughout the day. Food and drinkswill be provided by Donato’s Pizza, PuraFruta and Hotel Condovac La Costa.For children, there will be a clown, carnivalgames, wacky Olympics, a craftsactivity center and face painting.Proyecto de Luz, an organizationfounded in 2003 that helps needy childrenand families in the area, will also befundraising at the event by hosting bingo,holding a flea market and raffling a two nightstay in the Four Seasons Resort onthe Papagayo Peninsula.The event is made possible by businessesthat donate prizes for the activitiesand the generous financial contributions ofPapagayo Do It Center, Remax Tres Amigos,Coldwell Banker, Grupo Mapache,Deep Blue Diving Adventures, Hotel CocoVerde, Hotel El Velero and Remax ResortProperties Papagayo.The festival starts at noon and will endafter a spectacular fireworks show. To takepart in the festivities, travel 750 meterswest of the Langostino Farm on the road toPlayas del Coco, and look for the tents. Thecost of admission is ¢1,000 ($2) per person.Tickets can be bought in advance at Do itCenter, Donato’s and El Gourmet SuperLuperón. All proceeds from the festival willgo to the Boy and Girl Scouts of Liberia.

You may be interested

These are Costa Rica’s coronavirus measures for April 2021 (updated)
Costa Rica
1982 views
Costa Rica
1982 views

These are Costa Rica’s coronavirus measures for April 2021 (updated)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 17, 2021

The Costa Rican Presidency has re-introduced weekend driving restrictions in response to an increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Below…

Costa Rica registers uptick in visitors in March
Costa Rica
7 views
Costa Rica
7 views

Costa Rica registers uptick in visitors in March

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 16, 2021

Costa Rica welcomed nearly 90,000 international arrivals in March, a significant increase compared with the first two months of 2021,…

Why Costa Rica is re-applying driving restrictions
Costa Rica
1955 views
Costa Rica
1955 views

Why Costa Rica is re-applying driving restrictions

The Tico Times - April 16, 2021

Costa Rica will restart its weekend daytime driving restrictions beginning this Saturday. Click here for all the details. The Presidency…