Tonight, New Year’s Eve, is the time for amateur drunks. That can mean tragedy on the highways.
A lot of the action is at the beaches where many Central Valley residents have gone for vacation. A number of local hotels are holding New Year’s parties, as are private clubs and private individuals.
Today also begins the migration from the beaches to the Central Valley. Traffic officials are changing some of the routes so that there are more lanes leading to the city than away. One of these is Ruta 27, the Caldera highway. Some Costa Ricans have to report for work Friday morning. Others are off until Monday.