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Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

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Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Within an hour and a half from Playa Conchal?

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1. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

I guess everybody in the area of Guanacaste prepares around that time for the big fiesta of July 25th, the day of the celebration of La Anexion de Guanacaste, one of the most important celebrations in the area. IT is even a National Holiday. I am assuming there wont be any huge fiestas within that week as everybody prepares for the 25th...but thats just my guess

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2. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

From what I can see, it appears that some things in Liberia start on July 19th.

www.expoliberia.com

Can anyone confirm what goes on at this? Regular fiesta -type stuff? My wife is going down with two friends who have never seen a fiesta or the C.R. version of bull-taunting before and would like to see one if they can.

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3. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Bump.

Anyone? It's only 2 weeks away. Someone must have some information.

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4. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

RanchoLasColinas: You have been to Costa Rica enough times to know that this kind of thing is rarely publicized, except in the local area. You can try looking at online newspapers such as La Nacion, CRHoy, AMCostaRica, QCostaRica or InsideCostaRica and Tico Times - but most of the smaller fiestas will just have signs put up here and there. You can also look for online newspapers that are specific to Guanacaste such as La Provincia. You can also check to see if there's an online newspaper for the town of Nicoya or Liberia.

You can also contact the Westin or some of the lodging in Liberia and see if they have any information.

As others have said, the big celebration in Guanacaste is July 25 and there might be a week-long series of events leading up to that, but I don't know where.

Edited: 06 July 2013, 15:32
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5. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Agreed that these things aren't widely publicized (or at all). But from what I can find, this is the biggest festival of the year and it is in Liberia (with smaller celebrations elsewhere). I was just hoping that someone living in the Liberia area had some knowledge of what it is like, since it occurs every year.

Maybe it isn't something that local TA people attend. Personally, I can't pass up a good fiesta, big or small.

Here's this year's program Google-translated to English: What I'm trying to find out is if it has a fiesta-like feel to it, or if it is more of a technical exhibition. Since there are bullfights, I'm hoping for fiesta-like.

FRIDAY 19 JULY:

1:00 pm Join the Iberoamerican race horses.

5:00 pm Carnival

Bullfight 7:00 pm. Monta Competition, Toros Hacienda El Ojochal.

SATURDAY, JULY 20:

8:30 a.m. Judging Latin American race horses.

10:00 a.m. ACCUA. Annexation Cup Cuadracross.

6:00 p.m. Guanacaste Music Recital.

7:00 pm Bullfighting. Hand to hand Cattle Farming: The Gavilaneños-The Shadow-Manuel Coronado

SUNDAY, JULY 21:

8:00 a.m. ACCUA. Annexation Cup Cuadracross.

10:00 a.m. Clinic Dairy Cattle and Buffaloes Cebu.

12:00 noon on sheep Clinic, organizes ASOVIANCO.

6:00 pm National Final Bullfight Monta Group ACET. .

MONDAY, JULY 22:

8:00 a.m. Entry Vehicles and farm equipment to the field center.

9:00 a.m. Technical Talks

to 1:00 pm Exhibition Earned Income Zebu National

Team Penning 6:00 pm

TUESDAY, JULY 23:

Join 8 a.m. Cattle.

9:00 a.m. Technical Talks

Rodeo 7:00 pm

7:00 pm Concert Symphony Americas, Central Church of Liberia.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24:

9:00 a.m. Pesa and palpation of Cattle Zebu National Exhibition

Opening Ceremony 3:00 pm.

7:30 p.m. National Championship trotting horses.

THURSDAY, JULY 25:

Horsemen Parade 2:00 pm Child Bride Maria Fernanda Murillo Hidalgo

Bullfight 6:00 pm. Annexation Competition, mounted rustic (Liberia-Santa Cruz)

FRIDAY, JULY 26:

Technical Talks 9:00 pm

9:00 a.m. Zebu National Exhibition, Dedicated Prof. Juan Jimenez Porras Ali

Runs 6:00 pm National Group Toros.Final Stars of Costa Rica, Gustavo Acevedo.

SATURDAY 27 JULY:

7:00 a.m. ASORED Recreation Carrera

8:00 a.m. Judging Zebu, Dedicated Ali Prof. Juan Jimenez Porras

Horsemen 12:00 noon Parade. Dedicated Iari Gomez Quesada of Grupo Extra.

7:00 a.m. Bullfighting.

SUNDAY, JULY 28:

8:00 a.m. Dog Cross

National Band Concert 6:00 pm

7:00 pm Bullfighting. Extreme Rides First Tournament (Costa Rica-Nicaragua) and concert with Oblivious.

Edited: 06 July 2013, 16:09
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6. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Well, yes, it will be "fiesta-like" since there will also be music, food --- lots of food -- and dancing. So they could see at least one or two days of it and see the so-called "bullfighting" on the second night.

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7. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Hooray! We get back to Costa Rica this time on the 24th. We will have to trek back to Liberia on the 25th for some activities.

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8. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

There will also be other big "fiestas" in other parts of Guanacaste. One of the largest ones will be in the town of Nicoya - so it will depend on where you will be staying, I suppose.

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9. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Thanks Hattie. I'm pretty sure our first few days are to the north, so we will check around when we get into town. I just figured the one in Liberia would be a pretty big fiesta.

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10. Re: Any fiestas between July 12 and 20?

Our flight arrives in Liberia at 830 pm on the 25th. Will they still be partying it up near teh airport? traffic? taxis still running to the Westin? Opinions or input greatly appreciated.

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