Horses, Dancers & Beer: Granada Celebrates Fiesta

August 19, 2010

GRANADA, Nicaragua – The colonial city of Granada celebrated its patron saint festivities in grand style last weekend with a Saturday night street carnival, above, and a Sunday afternoon hípica horse parade. Beer and good cheer were prevalent at both events, inspiring one Gringo to get in on the action by mounting a plastic horse, above right. The annual festival offers a rainy season boost to local businesses by providing a tourist attraction for locals and foreigners alike.

You may be interested

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president
Chile
343 views
Chile
343 views

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president

Paulina Abramovich / AFP - December 18, 2017

Electoral authorities said the 68-year-old conservative, who previously led the South American nation from 2010-2014, won 54 percent of the vote, nearly eight points above his leftist rival Alejandro Guillier.

Download our High Season Print Edition here
The Tico Times
1090 views
The Tico Times
1090 views

Download our High Season Print Edition here

The Tico Times - December 17, 2017

Thanks to all the readers from around Costa Rica and the world who have written to ask how they can…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light
Holidays
3259 views
Holidays
3259 views

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light

AFP - December 17, 2017

Costa Rica's traditional Festival de la Luz, a holiday parade through the heart of San José, filled the capital with…