Fiestas de Zapote get underway in San José

first_imgRelated posts:Dreaming of a weekend trip Slow and steady Sunday Bring on the high season A piece of paradise Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or a photo of your upcoming special event? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Comments PHOTOS: The agony, the ecstasy at the Zapote bullfights As the New Year approaches, many Costa Ricans are heading to the annual festival in Zapote to eat plenty ofchurros, take a spin on the rides and watch the renowned, controversial bullfights of the end of the year.Read more: Tico bullfights and horse shows: Tradition or torment?last_img

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first_imgJust released, Ponant’s October 2017 to May 2018 brochure features 45 voyages, carefully created for those who seek the benefits of exclusive compact ship luxury and expedition cruising in the one package. Itineraries include polar and tropical expeditions to Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Antarctic on board two of Ponant’s luxurious fleet of small ships, L’Austral and Le Boreal.Monique Ponfoort, Vice President Ponant Australasia, commented “The brochure is a comprehensive A to Z of the globe’s finest luxury and expedition voyages – intimate travel experiences from Antarctica to Zululand  and just about everywhere in between! An extensive range of destinations that include voyages to the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, Costa Rica, Papua, the Bissagos Islands, Polynesia, Myanmar, the Seychelles, Latin America, Japan, and the vast icy wilderness of Antarctica, with voyages spanning six nights to a Grand Voyage of 85 nights duration from Vietnam to New Zealand”.“Select from itineraries that offer immersion in Maori and Melanesian cultures, the samurai and Torii of Japan, Borneo’s orang-utans, the wonders of Australia’s own Great Barrier Reef, the mysterious statues of Easter Island, World War II remnants in the Solomon Islands, active volcanoes and the heady appeal of the famed Spice Islands… I like to think we have something for everyone”.“Or, for a change of pace, totally relax under sail aboard the classic three masted yacht, Le Ponant, with a stylish Caribbean cruise to exotic Martinique and Tobago Cays – perhaps enjoy a Christmas of creole and calypso with a splash of rum.”All in all, very civilised ways to travel from A to Z, each voyage imbued with Ponant’s trademark dash of panache whichever ship, yacht or itinerary selected.last_img read more