Every year, the mystic spheres recover their magic. On March 22, 23 and 24, 2013, the Spheres Festival will come alive with cultural and leisure activities with the purpose of rescuing the meaning and tradition of the spheres
The festival takes place in Palmar Norte and Palmar Sur, only 30 minutes away from Hotel Cuna del Angel, one of the most important archeological areas of Costa Rica, where there are huge perfect stone spheres.
According to Costa Rica National Museum´s archeological registers, the major quantity of spheres were created between 800 and 1500 A.C. Nowadays there are 19 spheres located in public areas like Osa and at Finca 6; here there are 5 stone spheres in an aligned manner and 2 on a mound, indicating this place as a Precolumbian ceremonial area visited by Borucas indigenous people.
Still today, the stone spheres are a great mystery, this pre-Columbian art has drawn attention because of the precision and how they were made, the spheres are from 10cm to 2,57 mts diameter and a maximum weight of 15 tons. Also, the scientists speculate about its meaning. The assumption more accepted said that spheres were related with indigenous social classes and hierarchies.
It is interesting to know the fact that these spheres are only found in the south pacific of Costa Rica, nowhere else in the world. Hotel Cuna del Angel is a very good option to come to this area and observe these incredible creations.