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Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week
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Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

L. Arias - April 5, 2017

As of Wednesday evening, 17 of Costa Rica’s 81 municipalities have confirmed that they will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week, the National Union of Local…

Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
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Conservation
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Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 25, 2017

Holy Week is approaching, and for those planning to enjoy some time off at the beach, new recommendations await: the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) this week…

Administrative Court bans dry law during holidays
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Administrative Court bans dry law during holidays

L. Arias - September 5, 2016

Costa Rican municipalities can no longer ban the sale of alcohol during religious and other holidays except for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, thanks to a recent…

Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays
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Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays

L. Arias - March 23, 2016

The National Union of Local Governments (UNGL) reported that as of Monday only 18 of the country’s 81 cantons will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy…

What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week
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What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Following a decision by Casa Presidencial and the Labor Ministry last week, most public offices are closed for the entire Easter Holy Week, which began on Monday. Some banks and public…

No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

Motorists will be able to drive freely throughout San José during Easter Holy Week as Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) officials agreed to suspend vehicle restrictions that prohibit drivers from entering…

Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday
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Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday

L. Arias - March 17, 2016

The confirmation of the first cases of local transmission of Zika virus in Costa Rica did not have a negative effect on reservations at hotels in the…

Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off

L. Arias - March 3, 2016

The Labor Ministry will send most of the 300,000 public sector employees home for Easter Holy Week, Mar. 21-27, in order to promote domestic tourism during the…

PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia

Alberto Font - April 1, 2015

As part of Costa Rica's Easter Holy Week activities, the Church of Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday held an annual procession that featured kids as leading…

No booze allowed during Holy Week in 27 cantons
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No booze allowed during Holy Week in 27 cantons

L. Arias - March 30, 2015

As of Friday evening a total of 27 of Costa Rica's 81 municipalities planned to prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week, according to the National Union of…