The coming mid-year school break that begins at the end of the school day Friday also means a reduction in vehicular traffic in San José, and the lifting of the vehicle restrictions.
The school vacation means that many will head to the beaches and resorts. However, the reservations so far have not picked up. The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) report a 62% reservation for the two week holiday period.
The beaches are still the favourite, with 67% of the rooms in the coastal areas spoken for, while only 43% in the mountain resorts.
According to data for 2012, occupancy during the mid-year school break reached only 66%.
Experts recommend to families that take into account all the safety measures before leaving home. It is important to tell someone you trust and even leave a copy of the key, so can help you remove your mail or newspaper, in order not to show signs of absence.