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New Year’s kickoffs, Tennis Championship, and other happenings around Costa Rica

NYE 2016 After Party

Pool party at Wyndham Herradura Hotel. Music by guest DJs DJ Tocuma, DR·leo, and Selecta Herbalist. Food and beverage sales.

“New Year’s Eve 2016 After Party” takes place Jan. 1 at Wyndham Herradura Hotel, Central Pacific. ₡5,000. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. More info: 2209-9800.

Copa del Café

One of the most important teen tennis championships worldwide, the competition features the best teen tennis players from around the world in a five-day cup.

“Copa del Café” takes place Jan. 4 – 9 at the Costa Rica Country Club, Escazú. ₡2,500 – 9,500 ($5 – 19). More info: Event Facebook page.

“The Bright Moment”

An exhibit featuring a selection of 26 photographs of great masters of visual arts, from the perspective of the nationalized Mexican photographer Juan Guzmán. It includes photographs of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Juan O’Gorman.

“El Instánte Luminoso” will be exhibited Dec. 1 – Jan. 10 at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Tues.–Sun. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. More info: 2256-1281.

“Golden Room”

Take advantage of a chance to visit one of San José’s loveliest and most famous rooms, featuring a mural of carved stucco and painted in bronze. The 150-square-meter space was developed by Louis Feron between 1939 and 1940 and was inaugurated on April 7, 1940.

“Salón Dorado” will be on display Dec. 1 – Jan. 31 at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Tues.–Sun.  9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. More info: 2256-1281


Twelve days of celebrations of the patron saint of Palmares, northwest of San José, includes horse parades, live music, a basketball contest, children’s festival, horse exhibit, carnivals, the ranchero festival, fireworks, and more.

Fiestas Palmares take place Jan. 13 – 25 in Palmares, northwest of the capital. More info: Fiestas Palmares Facebook page.

Festejos de Fin de Año de San José (Zapote)

This mega-fest in the eastern San José district of Zapote offers a little bit of everything. Find all types of food, the famed Tico-style bullfights in the Zapote rings, dozens of rides, temporary tattoos, parades, live music, giant bars, and many more activities.

The End-of-Year Celebrations take place Dec. 25 – Jan. 3 at Campo Ferial Zapote in eastern San José. More info: Fiestas Zapote Website.

Art Exhibit: “Under the Sun”

U.S. artist Cher Compton will unveil her latest exhibit, “Bajo el sol,” at Guanacaste’s Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Her paintings reflect the beauty of the simple elements that characterize Costa Rican life.

“Bajo el sol” will be exhibited Dec. 12 – Feb. 5 at Hidden Garden Art Gallery, 5 km west of the Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia, Guanacaste. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. More info: 2667-0592/8386-6872.


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