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What to do in Costa Rica in September

The hustle over the World Cup has ended, along with the pilgrimage to Cartago and Mother’s Day. If you’re wondering what on earth to do with yourself, don’t fret: we’ve prepared a collection of many great events taking place in September to get you up off that couch.

September 1, 2, 8, 9, Teatro Eugene O’Neill, San José: Comedy and suspense unite for an experience you won’t forget – “La Poesía del Crimen” (“The Poetry of Crime”) is the play that brings two opposites together. 10000₡. 5:30 pm, 8 pm. Info:

September 7 – September 16, Uvita, Puntarenas: Enjoy watching whales and dolphins in the Marino Ballena National Park during the Whale and Dolphin Festival.

Photo of the Day
Caroline English / The Tico Times

September 8, Parque Viva, Alajuela: Classical music meets Heavy Metal. Watch the Philharmonic Orchestra perform their tribute to Metallica in the Parque Viva. ₡18000 – 25000₡. 8 pm – 11 pm. Tickets:

September 8, Parque La Sabana, San José: Be part of the Preserve Planet movement and join other supporters in the activity of planting trees in the Parque La Sabana. 9 am – 12 pm. Info:

Photo Courtesy Preserve Planet

September 9, Paseo de las Flores, Heredia: Go visit the Honey Expo and learn why bees are important, not only for our pleasure of enjoying some sweet honey. Free. 9 am – 10 pm. Info:

Bees on a honeycomb
(Via James Patrick Casey/Flickr)

September 12, San José: Explore the streets of the city you know with the Art City Tour. This month’s topic is “Chepe in the Rain”. Free. Info:

September 13 and 14, University of Costa Rica, San José: UCR’s theater play “La Piedra Oscura” (“The Dark Stone”). 4000₡ – 6000₡. 8 pm. Info:

September 15, Costa Rica: Independence Day. Celebrate Costa Rica’s 197-year-old freedom by singing the national anthem and showing that Tico Pride.

Priscilla Mora/Colectivo Nómada for The Tico Times

September 22, Parque Viva, Alajuela: Never has dancing and singing been so colorful! Go visit the Life in Color event with a lot of great music and bright colors. 26000₡ for a kit. 7:18 pm. Info:

September 22 – September 23, Irazú, Cartago: Ultra Trail Irazú – Run through the variety of nature the volcano Irazú has to offer! 16000₡ – 74000 ₡. Info:

Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times

September 28 – 30, Turrialba, Cartago: See and taste delicious coffee with the people who produced it at the National Coffee Fair. Info:


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