Fiestas Palmares Horse Parade (el tope) begins Thursday at noon in Palmares, Costa Rica. The horse parade is a national tradition in Costa Rica and the Festival of Palmares’ horse parade is recognized for bringing an enormous amount of participants and spectators year after year. There are estimated to be almost one million people at this year’s parade to view the country’s best horses and riders. The parade is free for spectators, and costs 15,000 colones for participants.

Don’t forget to come in your best cowboy outfit!

Date: Thursday, January 13

Time: 12 noon

Cost: Free for spectators!
15,000 colones per individual

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Schedule of Events

Map of Fairgrounds

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Route/Map: (click image to enlarge)

horse parade route

*Please note that coolers are not allowed. Also, please be safe and do not bring any valuables with you.