Commerce Slows for EasterWeek
DURING Semana Santa (Easter Week), it can seem as if the whole country shuts down. In fact, most of it does.
Nearly all government offices as well as some businesses will be closed the entire week.
While you can always get cash from automatic teller machines, bank offices will be open for business only through Wednesday of next week.
MOST clinics and doctors’ offices will remain open until Wednesday at noon. However, hospital emergency rooms around the country will remain open Holy Thursday and Good Friday as well as Easter weekend.
The Red Cross (128) and the National Insurance Institute (800-800-8000) will offer assistance with emergency services. If you need to fill a medical prescription, Farmacia Sucre de Los Angeles (262-3111) across from the Más x Menos in Heredia will be open.
MOST grocery stores will be open regular hours through Wednesday. Several chains, including Más x Menos and Palí, will have a shortened schedule on Thursday.
A handful of Más x Menos and all Palí stores will be closed on Good Friday. Normal schedules will resume Saturday. Liquor sales are prohibited by law next Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the country.
On Thursday and Friday, many buses will run on an altered scheduled, with some routes shutting down entirely. If you plan to travel those days, confirm bus schedules beforehand so you don’t get stranded.
You may be interested
Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El SalvadorAFP - December 10, 2017
Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of…
6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seenLindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017
The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the…
National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa PeninsulaThe Tico Times - December 8, 2017
National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions touched down for the first time on Costa Rica's renowned Osa Peninsula this week for…