Hurricane Otto made a historic trip across Central America in late November 2016.
Otto crossed through Nicaragua and Costa Rica after a late hurricane landfall on Thanksgiving Day causing a total of nine casualties, more than 5000 people evacuated and millions in economic loss in industries and agriculture.
It is the first time in our recorded history that we have to face a hurricane, and we know how important it is for our clients and friends to see the aftermath of this nature event.
In Costa Rica, certain laws regulate the Emergency State.
The Executive Power (President and Ministers) and the National Emergency Commission are the ones in charge to declare the country in green, yellow or red alert. And according to these three different types of alert, a number of people and resources are sent to the various areas.
In the map below you can see which are the regions of Costa Rica that remain in Red Alert.
Roads and Highways:
All of the main routes of Costa Rica are already open and working, except for some in the areas affected. Regarding our operation, there is no access from Tenorio to Upala and the area of Bijagua, in Tenorio Region is severely affected. Therefore we are not operating in this area.
All passengers that had reserved services in these regions are being moved to similar areas non-affected by this nature event.
National Parks and Natural Reserves:
All National Parks and Reserves are already open and working, except for the ones in the affected areas.
Río Celeste National Park is currently closed and in the process of checking trails and access zones.
The Emergency Commission and our President Luis Guillermo Solis, continue to send communications twice a day to the Costa Rican population regarding the emergency in the affected areas.
We will keep you informed on any important development that may affect the operation of our clients.
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Your Camino Travel Team.