San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Parrita Honors the Mule

THE town of Parrita, on thePacific coast between Jacó andQuepos, is celebrating its traditionalMule Festival through Jan. 30, inhonor of this sturdy hybrid animal.This weekend’s activities will includebullfights, a mule parade, concerts, akaraoke festival and a traditional mulerace to wrap things up on Sunday.Events take place at the fairgrounds inthe center of town.

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