Good news for tourism operators on the Nicoya peninsula: The Municipalidad de Nicoya has decided to eliminate the prohibition against selling alcohol on Thursday and Friday of Semana Santa next week.
Recent change in the alcohol laws gave the municipal governments the power to make this decision.
Semana Santa is a big tourism period, and visitors sometimes were surprised that alcohol was not available.
In fact, many tourism outlets served drinks in paper cups to get around the law, which was countrywide at the time. Still, supermarkets and other outlets closed off their alcohol displays during that time.
The municipal council of Cartago Centro has decided to continue the prohibition in that area for this Semana Santa.
Some municipalities are waiting until the last minute in the hopes some Sala IV constitutional appeals against the new law will be resolved.