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Palmares Fest, Live Opera Screening, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Palmares Fest, Live Opera Screening, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 15, 2016

Palmares Festival This traditional Costa Rican festival features bullfights, horse parades and carnival rides, as well as singer Alpha Blondy, of the Ivory Coast, who will perform with his…

5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival
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Arts and Culture
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5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival

Lindsay Fendt and Amanda Zúñiga - January 13, 2016

Each year in January, Ticos descend on the sleepy coffee town of Palmares, northwest of San José, for the country’s most rowdy fiesta. Palmares hosts a traditional…

Art fair, Renaissance artist, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Art fair, Renaissance artist, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 23, 2015

Qué Lindo Feria de Arte Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Playa Sámara, the Qué Lindo Feria brings together dozens of Costa Rican artists working in every…

Palmares festival, Allende play, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Palmares festival, Allende play, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 9, 2015

Fiestas de Palmares One of the biggest community events of the year, the Palmares festival attracts hordes of people from across the country for a saturnalia of…

5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival

The Tico Times - January 6, 2015

Each year in January, Ticos descend on the sleepy coffee town of Palmares, northwest of San José, for the country’s rowdiest fiesta. Palmares hosts a traditional Costa…

Booze and bulls
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Employees are faking illness to attend the Palmares Festival

L. Arias - January 21, 2014

Anxious not to miss this year's Palmares Festival, some Ticos are buying bogus doctor's notes to take a sick day. The scam has prompted the Social Security System…

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193 people arrested in less than a week at Palmares Festival

The Tico Times - January 21, 2014

Six days into the raucous Palmares civic festival, in the northwestern Central Valley, police already have arrested 198 people, according to a press release from the Public Security…

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23 people injured in bullfights during first day of Palmares fest

The Tico Times - January 17, 2014

During Thursday's massive horse parade that initiated the Palmares Festival, 122 people needed medical attention, according to data from the Red Cross. That included 23 injuries to festival-goers…

Send in the cavalry: Palmares tope draws thousands
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Arts and Culture
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Send in the cavalry: Palmares tope draws thousands

The Tico Times - January 17, 2014

All along Palmares’ main street, officially known as La Recta, the crowd was like a parted sea of cowboy hats. They flanked the empty avenue in growing…

Will you vote for me? I’m on a horse.
Horsing Around
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Horsing Around
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Will you vote for me? I’m on a horse.

The Tico Times - January 16, 2014

The raucous Palmares Festival kicked off Thursday with the tope, a traditional horse parade. Not surprisingly, some of the country's presidential candidates made appearances there.  If taking…