Sparks in Town: Puerto Jiménez’s Festival of Light 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, the charming village of Puerto Jiménez once again embraced the festive spirit with the much-anticipated Festival of Light. The heart of this year's celebration was the enchanting debut of several carrousels, including two crafted to capture the essence of Botánika and Crocodile Bay. Amidst the colorful festivities, our beloved Santa carousel took the spotlight, stealing hearts and clinching a well-deserved victory in the festival’s competition. A special thank you goes out to our incredible team, especially the talented Damas del Hogar, whose hard work and creativity made these magical displays possible.

Year after year, the Festival of Light, drawing inspiration from the renowned Festival de la Luz in San Jose, attracts both locals and visitors worldwide to witness the dazzling spectacle unfolding in Puerto Jiménez. The event is a vibrant tapestry of talent, featuring schools, music groups, and various institutions all coming together to celebrate the holiday season in a distinctive Costa Rican fashion.

With the success of the Festival of Light 2023, Puerto Jiménez bids farewell to the old year on a resounding high note. As our town prepares to embrace its newfound status as a municipality, there's an undeniable sense of optimism in the air. The approaching year holds the promise of progress, growth, and an array of exciting initiatives that will undoubtedly enhance the town’s enduring charm and allure. As we joyously mark the end of the year, we eagerly anticipate the dawn of a new era in this vibrant Costa Rican community.