Puerto Viejo Celebrates 42nd Anniversary this Weekend

Events — By Sophia LaMonica on May 20, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Puerto Viejo celebrates its 42nd anniversary as a municipality of Talamanca with a weekend of festivities that kicks off today with live music, games, and traditional Tico fare.

Friday night, Gregory Cabrera will get crowds in the mood to party with his highly danceable tunes, and on Saturday the biggest bowl of rice and beans in the south Caribbean will be stirred and served; fitting fare for a day filled with soccer games for youth, futbol feminino, and plenty of Costa Rican art and culture.

For some, the highlight of the anniversary celebration will Sunday’s cabalgata, a traditional horse parade scheduled to take place between 12pm and 3pm where real Costa Rican cowboys will show off their skills, and their steeds, as they trot around town.

Sponsored by many local small businesses, eco-entreprenuers, community organizations and the Mayor, Manuel Leon, this 42nd anniversary of Puerto Viejo is poised to be a the town’s most colorful celebration of unity and community to date.



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