If you have travel plans for Latin America, between April 14 and the 21st, then you might want to call the airline now and reschedule. That’s because the entire week is the traditional celebration of Easter. If you vacation depends on loose women, then you will find them in short supply during the holiday.
Although Easter Sunday marks the end of the holiday, the disruption to the normal pattern in most Latin American countries will persist for more than a week. In downtown San Jose, Costa Rica the sale of alcoholic beverages will be banned on Good Thursday and Friday. Recent changes in the dry law are allowing individual municipalities to determine if they will serve. But, the central canton of San Jose has already declared it will be dry.
The few girls who do show up on these days will not want to be hanging out in bars with foreigners and trying to make money. They would far rather be camping on the beach with their family or current boyfriend, even if he is mostly broke.
A good many have regulars who can afford to spend to a beach hotel. Already, resort hotels in Costa Rica are reporting a 65 percent increase in bookings from last year. Every indication is that a million or so residents from the central valley will descend on beach towns like Puntarenas and Jaco like a plague of locusts. Foreign dudes, looking for dates will not play well at the beach either, despite paying extremely high rates for a precious few rooms.
Other Latin American countries are more of the same. Generally speaking Easter is as big as Christmas, and maybe even bigger because of the great beach weather. The best advice is just book your vacation for another time. The fees that the airline will change to change your ticket are well worth it in terms of the hassle avoided.