If you are coming to Costa Rica this week, keep in mind two major closures.

Wednesday, May 1, is a national holiday. All banks, government offices, professional offices (lawyers, accountants, etc), doctors and business will be closed, giving their workers the day off.

Keep in mind also that May 1 is a traditional day of protests and major routes like Paseo Colon and Avenida Segunda in downtown San José may be affected.

Friday, May 3, San José will shut down due to the visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.

The day off will affect government offices like Courts and Registry offices in San José. Many business in San José will probably give their workers the day off as well.

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