As we wrap up this summer weekend in Jaco, we also see the end of another fantastic Jaco Art Festival which is held annually every March. The Jaco Art Festival spans over two weekends and this year might have had the best turnout yet. The local community and tourists were treated to a number of different shows, concerts, food and other displays.
One of my favorite shows was watching the Danza de los Diablitos, a special ceremony performed by the villagers of Boruca. The Boruca are well known for their craftwork, specifically their popular masks, which you have probably seen in many shops in Jaco. The masks are a critical part of the Borucas' annual Danza de los Diablitos ceremony, which is celebrated every winter and was re-inacted at this years Jaco Art Festival.
The festival also included a number of local food stands as well as local art and crafts for sale. Other highlights included musical performances from Jaco schools and local artists, as well as circus performers. Credit and thanks to all of those who helped to support and organize the event.
As Jaco continues to grow and build its identity it appears that Jaco is shaping to become a very melting pot or expressionism which is starting to show in both its local art scene and new designed infrastructure. It was wonderful to see the local community support the festival and we are excited to see the Festival and local arts continue to grow in Jaco.
Visitjacocostarica Tip - If you want to own your very own Boruka mask be sure to check out the Tico Pod on your next visit in Jaco.
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