- Photo via Laberinto Katira Park -
Published on Friday, October 8, 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. Check out 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, 10.
On Friday, the Jaco Impact Club invites volunteers to a tree planting day on Mangrove Birding Journeys, Jaco Beach in Puntarenas Province. Call for more information 8313-7042.
The Clean Wave group invites volunteers to clean up Hermosa Beach in Puntarenas Province. Buckets, gloves, sunscreen and water will be provided by the organizers. Call for more information 8695-8285.
Take a tour to the waterfalls in the Baru Wild Reserve in Perez Zeledon, San José organized by Vamonos Costa Rica Tours. The cost is $43 pp, including a visit to the reptile park, a walk through the waterfalls, a walk through Baru reserve, transportation, tourist guide, breakfast and lunch. Make reservations by calling 4034-5515.
Saturday and Sunday, amateur car race organized by La Marina Racetrack, in Guapiles, Limon. On Saturday, the race will take place at 9 a.m. On Sunday it will start at 4 p.m. The registration fee for drivers is $16. Entry price $8 pp. Make reservations by calling 6003-4739.
Organized by Beer Designers Brewing Co, this year’s Oktoberfest is at Vuelta al Mundo Restaurant in Grecia Canton, Alajuela Province. There will be German folk food and barrel beer. The activity starts at noon. Live music at 6:30 p.m. Entry $5 pp. Make reservations by calling 2494-6065 or 8838-1195.
One day tour in the Laberinto Katira Park, located in Guatuso Canton, Alajuela Province, where the visitor can walk through natural areas and explore the two largest mazes in the country. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry price is $5 pp. Free entry for children under 5 years old. Call for more information 8530-5414.
The Sea turtles arrival at Ostional National Park, Guanacaste Province starts at 6:30 a.m. with an expert guide from the Ostional Tourist Guides Association. Price $ 8 pp. Make reservations by calling 6252-7412 or 8447-0703 or 2682-0428.
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
The Puntarenas Concert Band will give a free folk concert at the Juanito Mora School in Barranca, Puntarenas at 10 a.m.
The Cartago Concert Band will give a free folk concert at Iglesia Manantiales de Vida at 10 a.m. in Cartago Province.
On Friday and Sunday, the Women's Orchestra will give two concerts. On Friday at 6 p.m. at the Melico Salazar Theater, downtown San José. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office. On Sunday, the free concert will start at 10:30 a.m. at Liceo de Costa Rica, downtown San José. For more information call 2240-0333.
On Saturday, the rock band The Glorious Bastards performs at El Chivo restaurant, Desamparados, San José. The show starts at 2 p.m. Entry $5 pp. Make reservations by calling 8899-7159.
The Eugene O’Neill Theater in downtown San José presents the Costa Rican music concert with the ECO-Ensamble band. The show starts at 5 p.m. Price $12 pp. Tickets are purchased with the Sinpe system. For more information call 8372-3782 or 2207-7561.
The Guanacaste Concert Band will give a free folk concert at the band's Amphitheater at 10 a.m. in Guanacaste Province.
Enjoy an international dance championships, featuring tango, salsa, ballroom, and folk dance, organized by CR Open Dance Fest. The show starts at 6 p.m. at the National Congress Center in Alajuela Province. Entry price $20 pp. Call for reservations 2220-4845 or 7077-2881.
The National Dance Company presents the show "The smell of autumn," starting at 6 p.m. at the Centro Nacional de Cultura in downtown San José. Entry $8 pp which can be purchased on the Melico Salazar Theater website. Call for more information 2256-4838.
"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 pass. For more information call 2460-0891.
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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 pass.
Saturday and Sunday the Children's Museum, in downtown San José, will explore the Dinosaur exhibition The activity begins at 9 a.m. Purchase the $5 tickets on the Museum's website. Make reservations by calling 7003-7070.
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 "Habitat Worlds" by Christian Wedel. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entrance and parking.
On Friday and Saturday, the International Film Festival will take place at the Movies National Center in downtown San José, showing films from U.K., Mexico, Germany among others. Movies starting at 6:30 p.m. Groups of 4 people are allowed per social bubble. Free pass. Reserve your seat by calling 2542-5217.
This weekend, at local movie theaters, the new film playing this weekend is “Dune,” a science fiction film adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, starring Timothée Chalamet.
Additional films in theaters are: "Aurora," "The Many Saints of Newark," "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.