Nearby is SANTA CRUZ COSTA RICA
Do you know that Santa Cruz was formerly known as Delicias? Legend has it that Santa Cruz Costa Rica was discovered by the Spaniards around 1522. The first Spanish settlers inhabited a place known today as Lagunilla. It was told that Bernabela Ramos, a daughter of a Spaniard settler, put a wooden cross on her house in Delicias when she got married. A rosary prayer was said to have been offered every year in honor of that cross. It was believed that this worship has become a tradition and the place soon changed its original name. Thus, Delicias is Santa Cruz Costa Rica today.
Santa Cruz Costa Rica is about 289 kilometers from the capital city San Jose. Its climate is tropical warm with temperatures not less than 28 degrees Celsius. The economy of Santa Cruz Costa Rica is driven by its agricultural products composed mainly of corn, beans, fruit trees, sugar cane, coffee, and cattle.
The Central American Institute of Tourism has named Santa Cruz Costa Rica as the “Folklore City”. This town’s folklore has attracted tourists all over the world. The tempting beaches and awesome national parks like the Ostional National Wildlife Preserve have all added to the charm that is a trademark of Santa Cruz Costa Rica.
The rich folklore and culture of Santa Cruz Costa Rica, are evident in this town’s celebrations. It is famous all over the country for its exciting fiestas, rodeos, colorful festivals, dances, and local Costa Rican food. Santa Cruz Costa Rica or “Holy Cross” in Spanish, as a reference to its folklore, is mostly visited by tourists as a necessary stopover while exploring Guanacaste’s string of beaches, natural parks, and other popular landmarks. Santa Cruz Costa Rica is ideally a good way to spend more than a day in as it promises to engage you in endless tropical activities. Accommodations are not a problem as hotels abound the city. There are also several restaurants serving Costa Rica’s interesting cuisine.
Santa Cruz Costa Rica may not be the home of the country’s beaches. This city is about 15-20 away from the white sand and clear waters that tourists crave for. But this lively city is easy to like. It is vibrant and full of mystique. A visit to this city will let you witness the Costa Ricans passion for thrilling rodeos and bullfights.
Santa Cruz Costa Rica can be best visited in January when the city offer dances and parties to its patron saint, Santo Cristo de Esquipulas. Local residents flock to this city from all over the country to take part in the festival. And while you’re there, make sure you get a taste of the local food Punto Guanacasteco. Delicioso!