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Cultural agenda for the weekend in Costa Rica

The weekend is here! Finally, some time to rest, unwind and enjoy some free time doing fun activities. 

Fortunately, this weekend has a great offer of exciting activities for all preferences.

Juego de los Diablitos

The indigenous community of Rey Curré/Yímba, located in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, will host its most important cultural festivity of the year: the “Juego de los Diablitos,” an ancestral tradition that recalls the rebellious struggles of their ancestors against the conquest processes, more than 500 years ago.

The Game of the Diablitos has a very important meaning for this population because it commemorates an epic event in which the Boruca Indians repelled the enemies and continued to inhabit the lands of their ancestors.

Peruvian documentary “Pacíficum”

The Film Center begins this week with its “Preamble Tours” 2023 program, which will present the Peruvian documentary “Pacíficum” and whose screenings will be offered free of charge in communities of Pérez Zeledón, Mora, Cartago, Sarchí, Puerto Jiménez, and Playa Avellanas.

“Pacíficum” by Mariana Tschudi studies the relationship between Peruvians and the Pacific Ocean, the fauna and flora of the Peruvian coast, through the story of a paleontologist, a specialist in pre-Hispanic urbanism, a marine biologist, and an expert in ecotourism, who combine their knowledge with extraordinary images.

Screenings will begin on Friday, January 27, at 4 p.m., at the Old Market of Ciudad Colón. Likewise, at 6 p.m., it will be presented in Trincheras, Barrio Boston, in Pérez Zeledón. Then on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m., at the Municipal Amphitheater of Cartago, reservations must be requested at: It will also be shown at 4 p.m. the documentary will be presented at the Centro Comunitario Cultural, in front of the soccer field, in Puerto Jiménez, and at 7 p.m., at the Parque Sarchí Norte in Sarchí.

Exhibition Back to the galleries

The Dr. Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia Museum is exhibiting “Returning to the Galleries,” with works from its collection that have not been displayed recently.

Painter José Bastidas presents “Sequences,” an acrylic on canvas from 2004; José Sanabria presents “Cloud” and “Untitled, from the series Divinity”; by Johannes Boekhoudt two acrylics on paper are appreciated, both untitled; José Miguel Páez showcases “Bananas,” 2017, and Ana Broennimann “Crotón café,” from 2001.

Visit the exhibition Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Calderón Guardia Museum in Barrio Escalante. Free admission. Available until February 18, 2023.

Visual Arts

The exhibition of old photographs, “Vistazo al pasado de Naranjo,” is a collection of photos by Carlos Salazar. Available until February 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the National Library of Costa Rica. Free admission.


The Cartago Civic Center, as part of its vacation activities, will offer a circus show with the group “Circo Camote,” on Friday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Cartago Municipal Amphitheater.

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