Costa Rica News & Events – Bullfights mark the New Year’s season in Costa Rica, and many other parts of Central America. People are not sad to see Christmas come and go, because another fun event is just around the corner. Topes (parades), fairgrounds, and bullfights take over the nation.
Anyone who risks running with the bulls (even for a second) gets in for free, but after seeing some of the injuries, you will agree it’s not worth it. The alternative is to buy a ticket, which is no easy feat. The line is about two blocks long.
Families with young children can’t wait on such a long line, so they prefer to buy from resellers, or scalpers. Many people don’t mind paying extra to save their time. Another reason to buy from resellers is to get better seats.
Arley Anthony Aguilar is one of the cheapest resellers. His tickets are only $2 above value. He tries to be fair by selling only five per person.
The official tickets are $20 and most resellers offer them at $30. For many families it is a tradition that can’t be missed, no matter the price. Graciela Aguilar Sanchez bragged about her luck at getting a perfect spot. “(My boyfriend) bought from resellers to get us these great seats,” she said.