January is one of the most eventful months of the year to visit Costa Rica because the calendar is packed with fiestas.
Start the month, and the year, in style by celebrating New Year’s day in Costa Rica. The capital, San Jose, is always a great place to party and to bring in 1 January.
In the north-west, travel to Santa Cruz where the Black Christ of Esquipulas is celebrated with singing, dancing and plenty of food, in a famous fiesta that can last for days.
In Palmares, you can join the festivities at the two-week-long fiesta that’s famed across the country. There are parades, fireworks, singing, dancing, and endless eating and drinking.