Category Archives: Cultura

Programme 2020 of the Vargas Calvo Theatre

The José Joaquín Vargas Calvo Theatre, better known simply as the Vargas Calvo Theatre, is the chamber theatre of the National Theatre of Costa Rica; a room that during 2020 will offer a total of eight theatrical co-productions, whose programming will focus on gender issues. The programme will begin with the winner of the 2019 […]

Rey Curre starts the Diablitos Party

The indigenous community of Rey Curré, located in the canton of Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, will be celebrating from 23 to 26 January, in celebration of their traditional Diablitos Game, Event catalogued as intangible cultural heritage of Costa Rica since 2017. The Game of the Diablitos is an ancestral tradition that dates from time immemorial […]

National Symphony Orchestra Concert Schedule 2020

A total of 22 performances at the National Theatre of Costa Rica, as well as eight double and two triple concerts from February to November, with the participation of 21 guest soloists, of which eight are Costa Rican musicians who play different instruments, is part of the agenda of musical shows to be presented by […]

Preambulo returns for 2020 in El Centro Nacional de Cine

El Centro Costarricense de Producción Cinematográfica, más conocido simplemente como “Centro de Cine”, inicia esta semana las proyecciones de su programa “Preámbulo”, con películas de Cuba, Guatemala, España, Panamá y México. Preambulo works as a specialized cinema, offering films other than commercial theatres; an opportunity to get to know cinematographies that are difficult to access. […]

Zarcero’s Municipal Band is ready to bring the “pura vida” to the Rose Parade

The traditional Rose Parade that is carried out every 1st of January in Pasadena, California in the United States will display during this 2020 edition with the participation of 250 youngsters that make up Zarcero’s Municipal Band and that will have the honor of representing Costa Rica and Latin America in this internationally famous parade. […]

The most awaited Christmas delicacy: the Tamal

Delicious taste, millenary tradition, healthy nutrition and family cohesion… so many things define our beloved tamales! Christmas is coming and with it the exquisite dish of this date: the tamal. Even if we can eat them all year long, the word tamal rhymes with Christmas. Indeed, in several latin american countries, among which we find […]

Light Festival

Who doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas? Who isn’t excited about a unique show at the heart of San José? The Light Festival is one of the most waited for events in Costa Rica throughout the year. Both children and adults enjoy year after year the amazing floats and bands that come to fill them with […]

2019 Light Festival

Another year the Light Festival is going to fill the streets of San José with light, music and unique floats to welcome Christmas with much joy. The tradition of Light Festival began in 1996 when the council of San José organised the first parade of floats and best music bands of the country. That year […]

“Quijongo”: rescue and conservation of the typical Guanacaste instrument

Have you ever heard a play performed by a quijongo (ttraditional instrument from Guanacaste)? Do you know what that musical instrument is like and what pieces shape it? Do you have any idea of ​​the origin of this particular instrument? If you answered “no” to one or more of these questions, we inform you that […]

GuanacasteArte Festival: closes tour in Santa Cruz

After having visited each of the cantons of the province, the Guanacastearte Festival concludes its itinerant trajectory with the 2019 edition, which in this opportunity will correspond to the canton of Santa Cruz. Dance, folklore, theatre, music, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, cultural endeavors, workshops, gatherings, among other activities, make up the 2019 program, which will […]

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