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Famous Bull “Malacrianza” Will Perform for Garza’s Fiestas

By Irina Guzmán

At the height of summer, fiestas will begin in Garza beach beginning Friday, the 20th, until Monday, the 23rd of April. 

And this time there will be a pageant! On Saturday, the April 7th, the presentation of candidates will take place in Barco del amor (the love boat) in Garza at 7 p.m., during which music and food can be enjoyed.  

Since March 26th, the seven beautiful candidates, with ages ranging from 16 to 18, have been gathering patronages of 20,000 colones. There is still time for any businesses or people who want to support the girls to do so until the coronation dance, which will be held on April 21st at 8 p.m. after the bull riding. 

 

For those who like bull riding, they can be enjoyed from Friday, April 20th, when the bulls will be from Hacienda el Palmar with riders Los Costeños. 

On Saturday, the 21st, Hacienda Miravalles will participate hand in hand with Hacienda Nueva Esperanza of the Rodriguez Vega brothers. This same day, Malacrianza will be in his hometown, and the riders from la Bajura will face the strongest unruly animal. 

For good riders, the traditional tape race will be on Sunday, April 22nd, at 10 a.m. the price for adults is 5,000 colones ($10) and for children is 3,000 colones ($6), including a drink. 

At night, the bullriding continues with a showdown between Hacienda Nueva Reina of Orland Villareal and Hacienda El Retorno, with riders los Nicoyanos. 

Wrapping up the fiestas on Monday, April 23rd, all of the four previous haciendas will participate. 
You can’t miss Garza’s first Fiesta. 

 

More Entertainment News

Wave of Classical Music Flooded Nosara

Organizers called it, ‘the concert,’ because Nosara had never seen a performance like it before. On April 28 the 25th of July Symphony performed in Nosara at the Catholic Church to a packed audience. The music spilled off the alter, over the crowd, and out onto Nosara’s streets.

Fiestas Garza

A crowd of several hundred people gathered in Garza Saturday April 21, for the second day of the towns first fiesta.

La Banana Bar Shuts Its Doors

This Saturday April 21, La Banana Bar will be closing and will mark the end of a dance era for Nosara. Paul DaCosta, ‘DJ Paul,’ who is a regular feature at the club and has lived below it for the last few years, will be providing the music for the final night.

Pato Banton Lit Up the “Tropi”!

At the height of Easter Weekend with Nosara more packed than ever with national tourists, the evening of Saturday, April 7th, the local discoteque, the Tropicana, surprised everyone with the presence of international reggae artist and performer Pato Banton

Yoga Spa hosts musical experience

An audio-visual journey took place at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa at their outdoor studio perched on the side of a mountain overlooking Nosara, on April 4. The experience featured guitarists, Bill McPherson, Chris Scott and Edger Sequeira as well as visuals by Ray Moss.

The Healing Power of Sound: Removing Energy Blocks

It was difficult not to be deeply moved by the spiritual and harmonious sounds emanating from Deva Premal, Miten and Manose on Thursday March 29. The world renowned trio shared their music and voices with the community in the incredibly spacious and expansive yoga studio on the top floor of Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Nosara.

Symphonic Sounds in Nosara

Music will be reverberating through the streets of Nosara next month when the Nicoya symphony comes to town. A free performance has been organized by the community service committee of Del Mar Academy to bring cultural events to Nosara.

Karla Duarte Wins VON’s First Writing Contest

During the month of February, VON accepted entries to our first writing contest with famous writer Clive Matson as judge. We are pleased to present the winning poem by Karla Duarte of Nicoya.

Samara to Host Reggae Star Richie Spice

Jamaican reggae star, Richie Spice will be bringing his brand of uplifting reggae to Tabanuco Bar in Samara on May 6. He will be touring through Costa Rica as part of a larger tour in support of his seventh album, ‘Book of Job.’

 

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