For 3 days this past weekend, there were big festivities in Sabana Larga (an area 8 minutes drive from where we live).
Getting ready for the fiesta
The fiestas started with a Tope Caballos (horse parade). It was supposed to start at 1pm in the afternoon but scheduling in Costa Rica is very loose so we waited for 2 hours for it to begin. (Interestingly, the Costa Ricans who came to watch the parade arrived at the exact late hour as if they own watches that are set to this alternate tardy time zone.)
Stopping for a beer during the parade
The center of the action
The ticket booth for purchasing tickets for the rides
Ceremony before the bull fighting
(commencement of which also started 1.5 hours late; nobody is in any rush in this country)
Buying some churros (which were so deliciously greasy)
Gabriel loved the fact that the guys holding onto dear life on the bulls wore hockey helmets.
Seeing bull fighting for the first time whet our appetite to head to the Calgary Stampede one day.