Category Archives: Events

Juan Santamaria Holiday

Juan Santamaría (August 29, 1831 - April 11, 1856), is officially recognized as the national hero of the Republic of Costa Rica. A national holiday in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría Day, is held every April 11 to commemorate his death. Santamaría was born in the city of Alajuela. When U.S. filibuster William Walker overthrew the government of Nicaragua and attempted to conquer the other nations in Central America, including Costa Rica, in order to form a.

Celebrities visiting Costa Rica

This week Leonardo di Caprio has been in Costa Rica enjoying a holiday away from the limelight. Little is known about his destination, but the last time he came he went surfing in Nicoya. Also in the news- President Obama is coming to Costa Rica in May, the first time a US President has visited since Bill Clinton.. That should put Costa Rica on the.

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