More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration

May 9, 2018

From early morning bike rides to an evening concert, downtown Costa Rica was full of pomp and activity throughout the inauguration of its 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, on May 8. Our team was on hand to capture images from the day.

The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
The Plaza de la Democracia on Inauguration Day. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
Legislative Assembly President Carolina Hidalgo bikes to Costa Rica's presidential inauguration on May 8, 2018.
Cycling to work is a familiar activity for new Legislative Assembly President Carolina Hidalgo. Maybe not in heels. Image via Twitter from @vsprotti
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
Outgoing President Luis Guillermo Solís and First Lady Mercedes Peñas arrive at the inauguration. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
The new Cabinet, which includes 14 women and 11 men at the ministerial level, processes onto the stage. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
The president-elect and his wife, architect Claudia Dobles, arrive at the inauguration. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of President Carlos Alvarado in Costa Rica
President-elect Carlos Alvarado hugs outgoing President Luis Guillermo Solís moments before his inauguration. Jonathan Jiménez / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
President Alvarado delivers his inaugural address. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
The First Lady and the President. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
Alvarado greets a supporter after the ceremony. AFP Photo / Ezequiel Becerra
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
Protesters decried the recent wave of femicides in Costa Rica. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
Spectators snap a selfie with the new president, vice president and Cabinet ministers. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
President Alvarado swears in his Cabinet at the National Museum, near the spot the ceremony marking the abolition of Costa Rica's army took place in 1948. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
President Alvarado and First Lady Claudia Dobles return to the Plaza de la Democracia for an evening concert. Jonathan Jiménez / The Tico Times
The inauguration of Costa Rica's 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, May 18, 2018
Jonathan Jiménez / The Tico Times
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