San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Canadians in Costa Rica show their colors at national celebration


Red and white was omnipresent at the annual celebration of Canada Day, held this year at the Zamora Estate in the western suburb of Santa Ana.
Whether through wearing face paint, color-coordinated outfits or fun hats, Canadian transplants in Costa Rica played homage to their nationality in style.
An estimated 220 people filled the grounds, enjoying dips in the pool, live music, fishing, a silent auction and a large quantity of food and drinks.
Once a tropical flower farm, the Zamora Estate is an oasis of open space just over the hill from San José. The estate, which features several luxuriously-outfitted cabins, a wildlife sanctuary and a young vineyard, has become popular in recent years as a memorable setting for special events and weddings.
“People were saying it’s one of the better settings for Canada Day,” said event coordinator Fred Boden.  The celebration that has been held in a variety of locations over the years. “It’s a beautiful space.”
According to Boden, the highlight of the celebration is having the opportunity make connections with other Canadians in Costa Rica, as people come from all over the country to celebrate their heritage.

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