Costa Rica Travels.Palm trees in view of the Pacific ocean. Rodeos are a fun and popular pastime. While driving around each in Costa Rica you will notice that each village has a soccer field and a wooden built arena. In Costa Rica the bull is never killed. Cowboys sit on the bull as long as they can hold on and when they fall off they chase the bull through the arena. The goal is to hold the bull by its tail or at least touch it (spectators join the cowboys often in this game). During the bullfights food and beer is sold. It is not uncommon to come across one or two drunken cowboys or spectators..