Events and festivals all year round!

With a wonderful year-round climate, incredibly beautiful natural resources, and friendly locals who can’t wait to share their exuberance with visitors, Costa Rica could be the happiest country in the world. Its vibrant spirit, rich culture and fascinating history are on display throughout the year. No matter when you visit the Balmoral Hotel, you can choose from annual events, concerts, festivals, Christmas celebrations, and more.

Below are some of our favorite events that take place near the hotel. For more recommendations or assistance in organizing activities
, please contact the Hotel Balmoral reception.

Arts Festival – FIA

The Festival of the Arts promotes, publicizes and strengthens the artistic creations of Costa Rica through the organization of national festivals and international multidisciplinary events that bring together the best national and international artists.

International Film Festival

The Costa Rican International Film Festival offers a regional platform to show national and international independent films. Benefiting the Central American film industry and local audiences, acclaimed local and national filmmakers can showcase their films.

Chepe Corre, Athletic Race

Held every March in San José, the Chepe Corre race crosses the capital, covering San José from six in the morning with 21 kilometers leaving Momentum Pinares, 10 kilometers leaving the Mexico City Park and 5 kilometers behind the campus of the Municipality of San José and everything ends in Parque España.

Gastronomic Fairs Parque Chino

The Mexican Food Fair in Chinatown is a unique fusion of different cultures, offering some of the most traditional Mexican dishes in up to eight participating restaurants in Chinatown. There are also cultural activities, as well as sales of food, spices, sauces and crafts.