Costa Rica to host 4th annual Oktober Beerfest in San Jose
The fourth Oktober Beerfest will be taking place in this month in Costa Rica as it becomes the latest destination to sample a wide range of beers. The small country in Latin America has more than 40 microbreweries, and the capital San Jose will be hosting the event where local and international companies will come together to quench the thirst of beer-loving visitors.
Costa Rica will host the fourth edition of Oktober Beerfest this month in its capital San Jose. The country has become a popular destination in Latin America for beer-lovers and it has more than 40 microbreweries who each offer their signature beers and ales.
The Costa Rica Craft Brewers Association began a local movement in 2011 that would shape the country’s future of beer offerings and culture. San Jose is home to an array of new microbreweries and diverse beer suppliers, and Oktober Beerfest will bring local and international beer companies together where visitors can sample various beers within a tropical setting.
Pablo Formal, the organiser of Oktober Beerfest, stated:
"We are expecting to set a new record for the festival's 4th edition with over 2,000 more attendees than last year, we want this event to continue to bring family and friends together, as well as to bring awareness of Costa Rica's artisanal craft beer scene."
Taking place on 15th and 16th October, 2016 from 11am until midnight at Viva Park in Alajuela, the event is expecting approximately 14,000 people. Visitors will be able to enjoy traditional German dishes including sausages and brezels (Bavarian-style pretzels), live music and entertainment from Costa Rican and international acts, and more than 200 unique beers.
Costa Rica is one of Central America’s most popular destinations, and its magnificent natural landscapes attracts hundreds of thousands of international visitors every year. The country is fast-becoming a hotspot for adventure-seekers and tourists can climb volcanoes, go zip lining through tropical cloud forests, hike through dense jungles, and go surfing on two coastlines that face the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. With 25 per cent of Costa Rica protected, the country is teeming with wildlife and has 22 national parks, 12 biological reserves, 10 wildlife reserves, and eight forest reserves.
Last year, the tourism industry in Costa Rica recorded its most successful year, and visitor numbers reached more than 2,665,000. Earlier this year, British Airways launched new flights to the country, and tourism officials are expecting tourist arrivals to grow even more by the end of 2016.
One of the country’s most popular destinations include the Guanacaste province which is home to white sand beaches and the Rincon de la Vieja National Park with its flowing waterfalls and diverse wildlife. Another hotspot is the Arenal Volcano National Park where visitors can marvel at the majestic Arenal Volcano.
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