UPDATE: March 27, 2015 – The ferry service will resume on Sunday, March 29, says Coonatamar and with additional trips throughout Semana Santa, leaving th Puntarenas dock at 6:30am, 10:00am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm and from Playa Naranjo at: 8:00am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm.
On Saturday, authorities will test (without passengers) the temporary dock to ensue its safety.
QCOSTARICA – Good news for national and foreing tourists heading to the mid Pacific coastal area of Playa Naranjo, as the new temporary dock should be ready next week, restoring ferry service to Puntarenas, in time for Semana Santa (Easter Week).
The ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo was disrupted on March 9, when strong winds and waves causing damage to the structure of berthing of ships.
They government says it spent (invested) more than ¢67 million colones in repairs, and by June the permanent dock, at a cost of ¢300 million, will be ready.
Good weather conditions have allowed work on the construction of the temporary dock to progress quickly.
On his Facebook page, President Luis Guillermo Solis, noting the Naranjo dock work, says “soon will start the improvement works on the Playa Naranjo – Paquera.”