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Photo Gallery Nosara Fiestas: Bull Riding

By Pinar Istek

Pinar Istek /The Voice of Nosara
Branco Céspedés poses to show his belt buckle that has a bull rider figure on Thursday night, Jan. 24, 2013 before the bull ride starts at Nosara Fair. 

Nosara Fair continues with bull rides and more interest from the community.

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Skye MacMillan-Ord, 7, stands in front of a crane maschine with his friends Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at Nosara Fair.

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Claribel Castillo Marin, background-left, and Adriana Perez serve pupusas for Oscar Monge, foreground-left, and his daughter, Raquel Monge, 6, Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Nosara Fair. Although Raquel chose to have pupusas, her favorite fair food is empanada.

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David Frosch, center, throws a hoop over the bottles Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at Nosara Fair. David Frosch and his three friends are visiting Costa Rica to fish from Waco, Texas for the fourth time.

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Manuel Sandoval Vargas, 23, operates the carousel Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at Nosara Fair.

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The next bull to be ridden gets prepared Friday night, Jan. 25, 2012 at the Nosara Fair.

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Bull ride narrator, Federico Carrillo Guevara, makes announcements before the start of Friday night's run on Jan. 25, 2013 at Nosara Fair. Carrillo Guevara has been narrating the rides for 30 years.

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One of the bull riders gets his boots prepared for his next ride Friday night, jan. 25, 2013 at Nosara Fair. The star shaped piece that he is getting mounted on his boots is called spur, which is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing the movement of a horse or a bull while riding.

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Rafael Guevara, right, gets help from Evelin Peréz while putting his helmet on Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Nosara Fair.

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Leonela Corea Matarrita, 11, watches the bull ride behind the fence Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at Nosara Fair. Corea Matarrita and her friend came from Rio Montaña to visit the Nosara Fair.

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One of the riders gets his turn started with a rough move from the bull Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Nosara Fair.

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A bull waits for his turn in the line up Friday night, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Nosara Fair.







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Garza’s Italian Love Affair

For homemade Italian dishes, check out Sol y Mar restaurant in Garza. Partners Yuri Speca and Chiara Casalegno offer typical Italian dishes with both northern and southern flavours, ranging from familiar pizzas to pasta dishes and grilled or baked fish.

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Pacifico Azul’s New Spot

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Costa Brava Opens in Samara

On December 15, Roger Viau of Ottawa, Canada opened a new international bar and restaurant called Costa Brava across from the entrance to Matapalo.  The menu features many American favorites from hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken wings to ribs, filet and top sirloin.  Prices range from 1600 colones ($3.20) for a hot dog to 7100 colones ($14.20) for top sirloin.

Belly Dancing in the Jungle!  

A few years ago, I arrived in Costa Rica excited to walk the beach, excited to hear the monkeys in the morning, excited to try my luck on my second hand surf board, which stays stored in a friend’s bodaga and excited to attend yoga classes.

Free International Film Fest Presented January 7 to 10 in Samara

Delve into other cultures and countries during four evenings of free international movies at Intercultura in Samara starting at 7 p.m. from Monday, January 7th to Thursday, January 10th. 

Quartet Tugs At Nosara's Heart Strings

After years in the waiting, Nosarans finally got a chance to watch and listen to classical music in a live, open-air concert at the Del Mar Academy this past Saturday January 5th. The results were a resounding applause and a new appetite for classical arrangements.

Pelada’s Favourite Bar Gets a Facelift

Olga’s Bar, the well-loved local spot in Pelada Beach, has recently undergone a change of ownership.  New owner Mateo Silvan, a French native, reopened Olga’s in early December.  “Everything on the menu is still the same, but we’ve changed our times, so we’re now open for service longer,” he said.  Olga’s is now serving from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.

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