This weekend, Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, the concept of cultural tourism will come to life in Samara, which has been selected as the location for the third annual Caravana Tica, a program that promotes art and culture by bringing a caravan of artists, performers and tourism professionals to different communities around the country, while at the same time featuring local talents.
All events are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Samara community hall and in the plaza in front of the community hall.
Among the local talents to be featured are musician Milo Corrales, dance performances from local children and a workshop of women artisans. Along with this, the Caravan is bringing theatrical performers from San Jose.
The feature presentation on Friday evening will be “La Fiesta de Margarita”, a 2-hour theatrical work with a musical intermission, in which actor Cesar Melendez will interpret various characters to develop themes such as the protection of natural resources, conservation of cultural identities and cultural interchanges. proteccion de recursos, rescate de identidad cultural, compartir de distintas culturas
The cultural festival will conlude with the presentation of a short film “Vamos a la Playa,” which was filmed in Guanacaste by director Gabriela Hernandez. The film deals with reviving the Guanacastecan culture. sobre rescate cultural de la zona de guanacaste
In 2011, the Caravana Tica was held in Tortuguero, and in 2012 the site was Rincon de la Vieja. This year, Samara was chosen because of the community’s commitment to sustainability, according to Jackeline Chacon, sustainability manager for Ecole Travel, the tour operator that developed Caravana Tica as an initiative to promote responsable and sustainable tourism in Costa Rica.
Chacon explained that they chose communities that have a high level of tourism and sustainable development. She noted that the Samara Chamber of Tourism (CASATUR) has been working hard in projects to develop the community and to promote convservation with the Ecological Blue Flag program and that many Samara hotels have earned the Sustainable Tourism Certificate (CST) certificado sostenibilidad turistica from the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT). In addition
To coordinate this year’s event, Ecole Travel partnered with ICT, CASATUR, Asociación CREAR, Intercultura Language School, the National Chamber of Ecotourism (CANAECO), Tourism and Conservation, the Municipality of Nicoya and the Samara Integral Development Association.