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Published on Friday, October 1, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Before planning your weekend outdoor activities take into account the well-known sanitary guidelines to avoid getting infected by covid-19, the most recent Alert Zones and Driving Restrictions established by the Emergency Commission. Here is a list of in-person activities for this weekend, beginning today through Sunday, October, 3.

Outdoor activities


Explore the Hule Lagoon Hiking tour in the Wildlife Refuge in Alajuela Province, organized by the tour agency Montańa with JM. The hike is for beginners. Tour of approximately 10 hours starting at 6 a.m. The fee is $25 pp including transportation and tour guide. Reservations by calling 8327-7963.

The Sloth Hiking tour will take place in the mountains of Escazu Canton, organized by El Brujo Hiking Group. The walk is for beginners and starts at 6:30 a.m. The price is $18 pp including parking area, certified tour guide, first aid kit, communication radios, snacks, bamboo walking sticks and accident insurance. Make your reservations by calling 8327- 8861.

On Sunday, the  4x4 car racing club TRIAL 4X4, will carry out their free mountain and mud race at the La Cangreja track in Puriscal Canton, San José Province. The race starts at 8 a.m. For more information about competing, call 6034-0652.

This weekend

Take a chance at the Inferno Burger Challenge at Ridiculous Burgers in Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province. "You have 15 minutes to eat our Inferno Burger which features the world's Hottest Chili, the Carolina Reaper and Fries and two shots of Chilliguardo!,” the restaurant said. The winner receives $50 plus the entire meal free and other goodies. Make a reservation by calling 2643-1010.

Checkout the Whale Watching Tour in Parque Marino Ballena, organized by Costa Rica Tour Deals. The price is $69 pp that includes a boat tour and lunch. Call for more information, 6205-3658.

Diquis Museum offers walking tours through the archeological zone known as Finca Sitio 6, in Palmar Sur, Osa Canton, Puntarenas Province. Tours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The ticket is $7 pp and must be paid by credit or debit card. Call for more information 2100 6000.

Simón Bolívar Zoo
in downtown San José opens  at 9 a.m. The place is home to more than 70 species of animals and a large number of tropical plants. Entrance costs about $7 pp at the zoo box office.

Santa Ana Conservation Center
, located in the city of the same name in San José Province, opens  at 9 a.m. The place has animal farms, trails and tropical gardens. The entry costs about $7 pp and can be purchased at the zoo's box office.

Lankester Botanical Gardens
, a set of gardens located in Dulce Nombre Canton, Cartago Province, opens from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The entry price is about $10 pp at the box office. Reserve a spot by calling 2511-7949.

Sky Adventures Parks
are located in Monteverde, Puntarenas Province, Arenal in Alajuela, Vandará and Conchal in Guanacaste Province. They offer one-day tours to the hot springs, zip lines, water slides and horseback riding. For more information call 2479-4100.

Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park
located in La Fortuna, northern zone of Alajuela Province, offers more than 10 aquatic activities and hot springs pools. The park opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price of admission is $8 with access to all pools and water games or $13 including lunch. Free pass for children under 4 years old. For more information call 2479- 0170.

Concerts and shows

Friday and Saturday the Flamenco Dance Show, at Hotel Palma Real, San José, organized by El Tablao Flamenco dancers group.
The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 pp which includes Spanish Tapas Dishes. Make reservations by calling 2290-5060.

Saturday, the Oktoberfest is organized by the German Club in Los Yoses, San José. The activity will take place three times: noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. There will be live German folk music and a variety of beer and folk German meals. Admission is $3 pp, including live music and table. Make reservations by calling 2225-0366.


Concert in tribute to the Il Divo opera group, organized by the El Observatorio restaurant, in downtown San José. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Make reservations by calling 7263-3071.

The rock band Liverpool will give a concert at Jazz Café Pub, Escazú, San José. The concert starts at 6 p.m. Cover is $8 pp. Make reservations by calling 2288-4740.


"Henrietta: a Serenade to Costa Rica Musical," based on the life of Henrietta Longstreet Boggs (1918 - 2020), born in South Carolina, served as First Lady of Costa Rica from 1948 to 1949. The show at the National Theater starts at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary between $16 and $60, depending on the location of the seat. Tickets are on sale via the Expressive Theater website, which is in charge of the show.

The XI International Impro Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture, is presenting seven participating actors from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain. The plays will take place at the Festival headquarters in San José and San Carlos. Free entrance. For more information call 2460-0891.


Friday and Saturday, the Calderón Guardia Museum in downtown San José, presents the Pablo Picasso exhibition, which consists of 40 draws - paintings by the famous Spanish artist. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Free entrance.

Saturday and Sunday at Children's Museum, in downtown San José, will take place the Fan Fest of the Club Sport Heredia with many sports activities. Free entry for children wearing the Heredia soccer team jersey. The activity begins at 9 a.m. Purchase the $5 tickets on the Museum's website. Make reservations by calling 7003-7070.

This weekend

Jade Museum in downtown San José will present this weekend the exhibition of the archaeological and artistic pre-colonization period. Entry price $32. The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 2521-6610.

National Museum, located in downtown San José, will continue this weekend with the exhibition “Blanco, Azul y Rojo” celebrating the 200th anniversary of independence. The museum hours on Friday are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, the hours change from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $11. For more information call 2211-5700.

Gold Museum, in downtown San José, presents the exhibition of Costa Rican bills and coins since 1850. In addition, the new bicentennial coin will be displayed. Also, on display in the exhibit are the 700 pieces of handcrafted gold made by the first population in Costa Rica. The museum opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry price is $15.

Museum of Art, located in Sabana, San José, presents the exhibition "The Power" by the Italian artist Álvaro Bracci Ramelli, who has lived in the country since 1970. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entrance and parking.


On Friday and Saturday, the German Movies Film Festival will take place at the
Movies National Center in downtown San José, starting at 6:30 p.m. Groups of 4 people are allowed per social bubble. Free entry. Reserve your seating by calling 2542-5217.

This weekend, at local movie theaters, the new film playing this weekend is "Aurora," a Costa Rican film by the director Paz Fabrega. The film is about the story of a 17-year-old pregnant girl.

Additional films in theaters are: "The Many Saints of Newark," a crime drama based on the Sopranos series, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage", "No Time to Die," "Escape Room," "Paw Patrol," "Shang-Chi," among others.
Most of the movie theaters are requesting the ticket to be purchased online, such as Magaly, CCM Cinemas, Cinepolis and CineMark.

What in-person activities will be held in your community? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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