Mother’s Day, or Dia de la Madre, is celebrated on August 15 in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is predominately Catholic, and Mother’s Day also falls on the day when Catholics observe the Feast of the Assumption. This is the day the Virgin Mary ascended to Heaven at the end of her life on Earth.
Mother’s Day is a national holiday in Costa Rica and government offices, banks, schools, and most businesses are closed to observe the day. Costa Rican society revolves around tradition and family ties. Many Costa Rican families observe Mother’s Day by taking her out to dinner and showering her with gifts to honor all she has done while taking care of her family and household duties. It is also not uncommon for Costa Rican families to have this celebration at home, with a home-cooked meal… however, Mom is typically excused from having to prepare the meal.
Treat Your Mom to a Special Costa Rican Getaway
For those who are heading outside the home on Mother’s Day, Manuel Antonio, a small oceanside town located in the Central Pacific Conversation Area of the Pacific Coast, has one of the most impressive landscapes and a national park. Featuring several coves with many white sand beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park has been voted by Forbes as one of the most beautiful national parks.
Whether you are a tourist traveling with your Mother to Costa Rica on Mother’s Day or a Tico looking for something different to celebrate Mom’s special day, Manuel Antonio features more than 100 species of animals and 184 species of birds plus plenty of activities such as snorkeling, hiking and relaxing at the beach. Why not take a few days to honor Mom by staying at one of our Manuel Antonio Rentals and enjoying nature’s beauty with a laid back family day on Manuel Antonio Beach?
Featuring some of the most impressive landscapes of the world, including several coves with many white sand beaches, Manuel Antonio attracts surfers, swimmers, birders, and ecotourists.