The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Five bars that are part of the popular Zapote festivities have been temporarily closed due to noise violations.
The Ministry of Health made 12 noise measurements on December 25 and determined that five bars exceeded the 85 decibels allowed by law, affecting residents living near the fairgrounds.
South Central Regional Director of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Guillermo Flores Galindo, explained that two of the bars are located in the exhibition area of Zapote and three bars in Curridabat.
The owners have the option to submit a corrective noise reduction plan within 24 hours to mitigate the effect on neighbors.
Flores said that the bar owners may reopen after submitting a corrective plan, but if they are again cited for noise pollution they could be decommissioned.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica