While you might suspect, Costa Rican’s don’t celebrate Memorial Day. The American schools do take off this day but for the rest of Costa Rica, it’s business as usual. Makes for a good long weekend for the Americans at the beach when most everyone else is working. During holiday weeks or weekends, it seems that the entire Central Valley heads for the beach, that’s why ’special’ weekends like this one are so appreciated. Not a lot of people and still plenty of fun.