Of a total of 81 cantons in Costa Rica, only six will enforce a ban on alcohol sales during upcoming municipal elections on Sunday, according to the National Union of Local Governments. That's just over 7 percent.
The National Tourism Chamber has sent a letter to all 81 Costa Rican municipalities asking them to “exercise their autonomy and not apply the prohibition of alcohol sales” on Sunday, April 6, the day of Costa Rica's presidential runoff election, and during Easter Holy Week, which this year runs from April 13-20.
On Feb. 2, Costa Ricans will head to the polls to elect a new president and members of the Legislative Assembly. Though non-citizens can't vote, Election Day is still an exciting civic event for anyone in the country. Here are a few facts you should know.