If you’re heading to Quepos / Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica in our summer season, don’t worry about an umbrella, because it’s rare to see a drop of rain during this time of year. Do pack sun protection and your dancing shoes though, because you’re going to need both. Fiestas in sun drenched Quepos are fun, fun and more fun.
If you’re never been to a bull fight because you thought it cruel, bull fights and rodeos in Costa Rica are quite different than in Spain. To put your mind at ease, in Costa Rica the bull doesn’t die. Instead the toreador invites amateurs into the arena and the bull chases them around.
Worked up an appetite? The street vendors are more than happy to supply you with nourishment. There’s rice with chicken (arroz can pollo), beef or pork with rice and a salad (casado), or finger food in a tortilla (gallos). Plus lots of sweet treats just like at your county fair at home.
Quench your thirst with an assortment of cold beer, or try something different and drink a “Cacique”, made of sugar cane and known as firewater. Coconut water and different types of sodas and fruit drinks are also readily available.
There’s entertainment for the whole family. The kids can go on various rides, up on a Ferris wheel, or blow off some steam in bumper cars. Dad can test his shooting skills, while mom can try her luck with bingo.
Ah yes, the dancing. If there’s one thing they know how to do in Quepos, it’s dancing. When the sun goes down and the lights go up, join the Costa Ricans on the dance floor or watch them and be prepared to be amazed.