Bad news for alcoholics, great news for their wives, as the number of counties participating in the ever popular ban on alcohol during Holy Week has recently reached a whopping 21. The number, which had previously seen a decline over the last several years, is up from the 16 terrible towns to call home from last year and could potentially eclipse the 26 awful places to hang one’s hat from two years ago once all the stragglers have been counted.

Fortunately for this guy there will be no such ban on rubbing alcohol

The Evil Law that allows this, or “Ley N.° 9047” as it will appear on the quiz, grants municipal authorities the exclusive power to make decisions regarding their own traditions and priorities. In this case the decision being to suck the fun out everyone’s vacation.

On a similar note, the Catholic Church, who recently paid 110 Million Colones to keep one of their priest out of jail for a drunken hit-and-run that left one man dead, ask that it’s faithful followers “avoid consuming alcohol during Semana Santa and instead use the time to reflect on the meaning of the holiday

aka “stay home and masturbate to Ben-Hur”.

For those of you that are too broke to go to the beach for vacation this year, Here are The Top 21 Places That Would Suck to Live In during Semana Santa in Costa Rica:

  • Belén
  • Cartago
  • San Isidro
  • León Cortés
  • Esparza
  • Corredores
  • Puriscal
  • Tarrazú
  • Vázquez de Coronado,
  • Turrialba
  • Flores
  • Dota
  • Paraíso
  • Heredia
  • Naranjo
  • Goicoechea
  • El Guarco
  • La Unión
  • Cañas,
  • Alvarado
  • Oreamuno