Spheres Festival in Osa
Last March, another great Spheres Festival took place at the central square in Palmar Sur. Hundreds of visitors stood still and admired the Danza Joven dancers from the UNA University, listened to the music played by the Group Gaviotas and the Banda de San José.
Families were sitting on the green gardens, or on the benches decorated with native motifs, watching the theatrical performance presented by the Abya Yala Company, or just chilling out. Others walked along the booths set up under the shade of beautiful old trees. Artisans were selling their bamboo carved furniture and decorative items, spheres of all sizes produced by a local stonemason, earthenware imitation of ancient indigenous, artifacts and flutes. Also, hand-carved jewelry made of coconuts, jade, and petrified wooden objects. Painters from the area displayed their colorful masterpieces.
At the same time, visitors were guided through Finca 6, just 6 km south of Palmar Sur, where the mystical pre-Columbian Spheres can still be found in their original position. The first edition of the Spheres race started at Finca 6 and ended at the Park, where the winners were cheered by the crowd.
Once again, the National Museum of Costa Rica, the Municipality of Osa, and the Development Associations of Palmar Sur, organized this event, which not only aimed to attract locals and tourists, but to increase consciousness about the protection of the archaeological treasures in the area.