Limon, one of the most beautiful Costa Rican provinces celebrates every single August 31st the “Dia del Negro” or the African Caribbean with an amazing parade downtown, which by the way the tourist should assist to find out this is one of the most fun things to do in costa rica.
The activities begin days before the actual day of celebration with exhibition of Caribbean food around the area of the Black Star Line restaurant.
Costa rica travel experts should take you to eat some “sopa con pollo" (Chicken soup), pata de res (beef feet) and "atol de harina de maiz (cornmeal gruel); plus the amazing "rice and beans" with chicken that’s unique of the Limon province.
Part of the costa rica history is the African Caribbean people who came to the country to build the railroad back in 1871. Those people came from Africa, Jamaica and other Caribbean places because they were strong, fit and could take the heat and the bad weather Limon presented.
The Dia del Negro began as an initiative by the Costa Rican Teachers’ Union back in 1980 that had the approval of the Costa Rican president, Rodrigo Carazo, making August 31st as the day of celebration.
In Limon besides the food, the people celebrate with a big parade where the women and men dress with big African customs that represent the culture of the African Caribbean culture.
Also the most famous people in Limon get recognition for being close to the community and for exploiting the African culture to the fullest.
If you want to find out more about the African Caribbean culture, you should visit the province of Limon where you can find amazing costa rica adventure travel packages.
But also, you could stay in some of the most beautiful cheap hotels in costa rica. Limon is not an expensive place; in fact it could easily the cheapest place in Costa Rica.
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