Traditions Persist in Costa Rica’s Independence Day Anniversary

One of the year’s most important holidays, Costa Rica celebrates its 196th Independence Day anniversary this Friday September 15th. Festivities begin traditionally on September 14th, when the Torch of Freedom arrives in Cartago. The   torch represents Central America’s freedom  from colonial Spain. Every year, it makes the journey south  from Guatemala through five nations, arriving […]

Walking By Faith: Romeria Pays Homage to Patroness Saint

The annual Romeria to the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles is a tradition for many, a new experience for some, a demonstration of faith for others, that pays homage to the patron saint of Costa Rica. A romeria is a religious pilgrimage. The term comes from romero/romeiro, which originally referred to a person on […]

Boruca Tribe Members Visit Jaco’s Tico Pod

  The indigenous Costa Rican Boruca people are artisans known for their traditional masks, weaving and other handmade objects. Tribe members live in a self-sustaining agricultural village located deep in the Talamanca mountains. They support themselves mostly through their esteemed artwork and ecotourism. Recently, some members of the tribe visited Tico Pod Art House & […]