Published on Friday, September 10, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Taking into account following the well-known sanitary guidelines to avoid getting infected by covid-19, review the Alert Zones established by the Emergency Commission and the driving restrictions before booking your outdoor activities.

Here is a list of in-person activities for this weekend, beginning today going through Sunday, Sep. 12.

Outdoor activities

On Friday, the ChepeCletas cycling club is offering a riding tour through the historic streets of downtown San José. The tour starts at 6 p.m. Price is $8 pp. Make reservations by calling 8849-8316.

On Saturday,

Run for a cause in the 1-5 kilometer Children race, organized by the sports club by NCS Trail Run CR, for ages 4 to 12. The race starts at 9 a.m and will take place at Finca Libertad in San Ramon, Alajuela. The registration price is $20 per kid including a medal, t-shirt, photographs and snacks after the competition. Reserve by calling 7119-6831.

The Public Library of Puntarenas will hold a free workshop to learn how to make independent lanterns. Reserve by calling 2661-3748.

This weekend:

Diquis Museum offers walking tours through the archeological zone known as Finca Sitio 6, in Palmar Sur, Osa Canton, Puntarenas Province. Many 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, is open this weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cover price is about $10 pp at the box office. Reserve a spot by calling 2511-7949.


On Friday, learn more about the culture of Costa Rica with the free exhibit "Heritage" organized by the Cartago Cultural Center, which includes 33 paintings and sculptures by 28 Costa Rican artists. The exhibition is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Public Library of Cartago. Call for more information 2592-3070.

This weekend,

The Children's Museum in downtown San José, presents the Dog Festival. It consists of special activities for pets. Free pass. Reservations at the form on the museum website  Also, the place holds the exhibition "Vida de Bichos" (bugs life)- giant animatronics insects that inhabit the tropics. The activity begins at 9 a.m. Purchase the $5 tickets on the Museum's website. Make reservations by calling 7003- 7070.

The Jade Museum in downtown San José will present the photographic exhibition “Gente Forjando el País” (people building a country in the English language) that includes photos from the last two centuries of Costa Rican history. The exhibition will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. More information calling 2521-6610.

The National Museum, located in downtown San José, will continue 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 and must be reserved ahead of time by calling 2211-5700.

Concerts and shows

On Friday,

The acoustic duo Tracy and Ted will give an acoustic concert of country music at Mirachos Restaurant in Santiago Puriscal, San José. Event by TnT Acoustic. Email for more information.

The Puntarenas Concert Band will give a free  concert of folk music at 10 a.m. at the Carrizal School in Puntarenas.
Free admission. Call for more information 661-2654.

On Friday and Saturday, the National Symphony Orchestra will join up with the Cicció Studio dance group to offer two concerts. On Friday at 4 p.m. in the community hall of Golfito de Cureña in Sarapiqui Canton. On Saturday at 4 p.m. in the communal hall of the Aldea de Gaspar. Free admission.

Friday and Sunday, enjoy three free concerts by the Guanacaste Concert Band. On Friday at 8 a.m. at the Nazareth School in Liberia. On Sunday, at 10 a.m. at the Amphitheater de la Banda in Liberia. Call for more information 2666-4297.

On Saturday, get your dancing kicks at the Melico Salazar Theater, downtown San José, with the Panorama Cultural show of folk dances organized by the Folk International Group. The show starts at 4 p.m. Free admission. Call for more information 7204-6263.

On Sunday, jam-out at the rock music concert at Jazz Café Pub in Escazu, San José. Three female rock bands will perform classic rock and original songs. The show starts at 5 p.m. The entry price is $8. Reserve by calling 2288-4740.


Saturday and Sunday, take the kiddos to the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José for the free children's play, "Parche y el Arbol Curioso" (Parche and a curious tree in the English language) at 5 p.m. Call for more information 2233-5172.


On Friday and Saturday, the free African 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. Among the films to be presented are Sofia, Balolé's golden wolf, Bab Sebta, Sghayra, Machini, Tétshim, Tabaski and Baloji's zombies. Reserve your seating by calling 2542-5217.

The European Film Festival continues at Magaly Theater. They are presenting the films "Out-mastered," a German comedy-drama starring Oliver Masucci; "Another Round," a Denmark comedy-drama starring Mads Mikkelsen; and "Charlatan," a Czech-Irish drama starring Ivan Trojan. Movie tickets are about $5 pp.

At local movie theaters, the new film playing for kids is "Paw Patrol," which is about Ryder and his pups who are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.

More films in theaters are: "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,""After We Fell," "Don't Breathe 2," "Candyman," "Reminiscence," and “Free Guy,” among others.

Most of the movie theaters are requesting the ticket to be purchased online, such as CCM Cinemas, Cinepolis and CineMark.

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