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Semana Santa In Costa Rica: Politics, Religion and Futbol

Semana Santa (Easter Week) this year brings together the three passions of most Costa Ricans: Politics, Religion and Fútbol. From Sunday (yesterday) to Sunday next, as the saying goes (in Spanish), "se le juntará el ganado" (all the cows come home). Politics This year the presidential...

Costa Rica, A Visit This Month Means Big Surf and Less Rain

In March, the peak dry season in Costa Rica offers travelers bigger surf, better chances to spot wildlife as trees drop their leaves, and sparse rain—particularly in the more arid province of Guanacaste, in the country's north Pacific. The large, northwestern area surrounding the city...

Semana Santa Is Over…The Clean Up Never Happens.

Semana Santa is over. This Crhoy.com cartoon shows what the country's beaches look like this morning. In the caption, the sloth says "after their vacations the story is the same...". How true!

Supermarket Chains Ready With Discounts For Semana Santa Shopping

Q COSTA RICA - Supermarket chains in Costa Rica are ready for Semana Santa, stocking their aisles and gondolas (shelves) with a wide assortment of seasonal products in order to meet the needs of their customers during Easter week. Although Semana Santa officially (shopping wise)...

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week). The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will not be monitoring license plate restrictions from Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 says the director of the...

Quema de Juda (Judas Night): Scandals and Scoundrels

Q COSTA RICA – Judas Night (Quema de Judas in Spanish) is the night before Easter. For some it means a relief from the restrictions imposed by forty days of Lent and the joy of Resurrection Sunday. For some it is a night of fun...

4 Municapalities To Apply ‘Dry Law’ at Easter

Q COSTA RICA - Semana Santa or Easter Week is around the corner and so are some local officials ready to keep their communities 'dry'. At least four municipalities - Belen and San Isidro, in Heredia; Leon Cortes, in San Jose and the Cartago centre...

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