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Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

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Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

Hi all,

We will be vacationing in CR the week preceding Easter. Should we be prepared for many restaurant closings during this time? Or do businesses primarily close for Good Friday and the rest of Easter weekend?

How about the National Parks--do they stay open during Holy week?

We will be staying in a condo in Playa Conchal. Any information you could share about activities, restaurants, etc. would be most appreciate,

Thanks,

T~

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1. Re: Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

All tourist venues will be open, including the National Parks. With shops, etc, it is kind of hit or miss since people decide for themselves whether to close or not. Government offices and banks will be closed on Good Friday -- can't remember if banks are closed on Thursday, too, but government offices will be closed all week but this shouldn't affect you.

There are some regulations about not being able to buy liquor on certain days but check on this when you arrive because it got changed recently.

Be prepared for a huge onslaught of Costa Ricans at the beach. This week is their main holiday and beach locations are their favorite places to vacation. Playa Conchal is a prime site. Not saying this is a bad thing - you can learn a lot about Costa Ricans by doing some "people watching" and interacting with Costa Rican families during this time.

Be sure to take a visit to Brasilito, Flamingo and Potrero. You will find lots of restaurants, shops and things to do - snorkeling, etc - along this coast. Once again - be prepared for everything to be busy and full. If you want to participate in some activity or go on a tour, you should probably reserve it several days in advance -- or now.

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2. Re: Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

Hattie, thank you so much for your response. Very helpful!

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3. Re: Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

some restaurants might close on friday

national parks open during holly week, visit rincon de la vieja national park

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4. Re: Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

Definitely visit Rincon de la Vieja (closed Mondays), also Palo Verde, and don't miss the sunset sailing tour.

Have a great vacation!

5. Re: Visiting CR during Holy Week & activities in Playa Conchal

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