The Costa Rican population is predominantly Catholic and retains many of their traditions in the celebrations of Easter Week, including meals. Just go to the provincial markets, supermarkets or farmers’ market to see many of the special products of the Holy Week, including a greater variety of fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables for the preparation of traditional dishes, including chiverre, heart of palm or the itabo flower and sweet sugar cane or sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, raisins, corn meal and other basic ingredients to prepare traditional Holy Week meals.
We invite you to share our Easter Week traditions, both culinary and cultural, with our Semana Santa Daily Menu of Heritage Dishes. Each day we offer a special Main course and a special for breakfast in the morning and afternoon coffee.
Every year, between April and March, the Catholic community traditionally celebrates what has come to be called Holy Week or Semana Santa, which commemorates the passing of Jesus from life to death to resurrection.