Date set for spheres festival in the southern Pacific coast

The ninth festival of the spheres will be in Osa de Puntarenas March 26 to 39.

This is the event that combines the archaeology of the country with modern diversions.

The festival is in Palmar Sur, Palmar Norte and Sierpe. The museum on famous Finca 6 where sphere research is centered also in involved.

The museum of the spheres is a satellite of the Museo Nacional.

Over the three days there will be 14 cultural and artistic workshops including dance and drawing. The festival also works in many environmental themes.

Shows will be put on by many groups, including local Borucas, whose ancestors are credited with having made the spheres.

Also planned is a mountain bike recreational race of some 47 kilometers. Bikers will travel over historic routes including through some pre-Columbian communities and also properties of the former banana companies. There also is an 8-kilometer foot race.

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