San José celebrated Costa Rica's Independence Day with a traditional parade along Avenida Segunda that – as usually is the case – was full of music and color, with hundreds of students from different schools marching.
Adrian Arguijo Valdez is an artisanal fisherman. His weathered hands are a testament to countless years of direct exposure to sun and wind on the Golfo de Nicoya, off Costa Rica's north-central Pacific coast. Threads dance off the edges of his loose clothing, but there is still great strength in his presence. “I used to be a fisherman but times have changed,” he says.
Portraitist Lucas Iturriza has spent the past half-decade capturing faces on film and talking with his subjects about their lives. The purpose of the project has been to celebrate the diversity of Costa Rica – not just as faces and skin colors, but as backgrounds and lifestyles.
As part of Costa Rica's Easter Holy Week activities, the Church of Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday held an annual procession that featured kids as leading actors.
It's the time of year for many of Costa Rica's flowering trees to show their stuff.