Santas invade rural Costa Rica

first_imgLittle known fact: Santa Claus’s favorite beer is Imperial. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Even the dog, Charlie, got a beard. It may not look like it, but he loved it. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times They defiled trashcans. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times But a dark jungle hike was required to get to a cab. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times And had mysterious late night phone conversations Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Before hitting the bars, the Santas decided to go to the playground. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times But there wasn’t all that much going on in town. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times And yelling “ho ho ho” at passersby. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Until the Santas started attacking random cars in the streets. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Facebook Comments The stray dog followed the Santas to the bar. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Related posts:If you brew it they will come Corcovado Foundation opens budget hostel in Osa Peninsula Owners offer glimpse of new Maradentro restaurant in Escazú Puerto Viejo to host third annual chocolate festival The Costa Rican town of Paraíso was visited by a troop of Santa Clauses Saturday in the area’s first Santacon, hosted by the local hostel Brewha Costa Rica.Now a tradition in many large cities worldwide, Santacons are large gatherings of bar-goers dressed in Santa suits. The events often bring together hundreds of people, overwhelming city blocks.With only three popular bars in town, Paraíso was not adequately prepared for a Santa siege, even a small one.It started back at the hostel, where everyone donned beards and Santa hats. After too much mulled wine, it was time to leave. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Where they blew off Costa Rica’s strict handicapped laws. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times And stealing each other’s beards. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times They took photos under Christmas trees. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Merry Christmas Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Then they hit the bars. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times And a stray dog interrupted because that’s what happens in Costa Rica. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times So they found other ways to amuse themselves. Like getting stuck in trees. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times But no one else really seemed to notice their presence. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Timeslast_img read more