For me visiting an indigenous community is always fascinating. They are a living culture, endemic settlers, without human mergers, maintaining ancestral traditions. Every time I visit one, I’m leaving with something unique I’ve learned and I understand even more how valuable they are and the respect and admiration I have for them.
The day of the Dead or Halloween is celebrated all around the world with costumes of ghosts, witches or characters of different movies, colorful masks, and endless ideas for creative decoration to celebrate this day. But here in Costa Rica, we have another tradition. On October 31, we celebrate the National Day of the Masquerades!
If you decide to visit the town of Puriscal I share with you some good stuff you can plan for a day visit or even if you pass by (besides of course eating the best Chicharrones ever), so you can discover Puriscal during your stay.
I went out to find food ingredients used in the days of old that are no longer common in the most typical dishes of the Costa Rican gastronomy. I found various fruits, roots, and vegetables all used in different recipes and home remedies; but this quest had a different outcome of what I had expected.
There is a unique character in Turrialba you have to meet, of course, if you are a cheese lover this is the place to go!
I know Halloween is over! But it's hard for me to accept how underestimated this celebration has become. I love monsters and everything related, so I did a quest to find where Ghouls, Ghosts and Witches hide after the trick or treating candy-hangover is over. The best place to start is Escazú; commonly known as the "City of Witches".
As the rainy season starts to draw back and its healing powers have restored the earth; the smell of wet soil is replaced by the smell of warm salty sand, captivating the city by drawing signals in the skies with colorful sunsets, confirming the arrival of the dry season.
Preserving magic in the wetlands of Sierpe. A hypnotic attraction drawn by a weird first encounter left me wanting more. My curiosity about this ghost-like town was aroused.
The experience of visiting Plaza Ferias in Alajuela, Costa Rica. A place where you can find products that maybe you have never seen before, at excellent prices and top quality. You buy farmers directly, supporting them and their families. What are you waiting to come?
Nicoya, Canton number 2 in Guanacaste province, offers more than wonderful beaches and wide savannas. It hosts villages that are lost on a map with authentic people that are living traditionally and want to be discovered and experienced by travelers.