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Mother with newborn twins trapped in blockade: ‘I was scared, the gas was getting into the ambulance’

QCOSTARICA - At 9:30 pm Thursday, October 1, Alba Gutiérrez Rivas and her husband, Rafael Villegas Moya, arrived at the Garabito clinic, Puntarenas province, to bring their daughter into the world. Yes, a single girl. The woman was unaware that she was actually carrying twins. But...

Jaco expected to be raised to Orange alert today

Update: 3:27 pm: As expected, the canton of Garabito was raised to Orange alert by the CNE, along with Montes de Oca and the district of Palmar in the Osa Canton in the province of Puntarenas; the canton of Limon in the province of...

High probability of another strong earthquake in Jacó in days

(QCOSTARICA) The seismic behavior that has been studied for years in Costa Rica's central Pacific, where the 6.2 magnitude earthquake (upgraded from 6.0) occurred on August 24 at 3:51 pm, reveals that there is a high probability that a similar earthquake will occur soon. According...

Municipality installs distancing posts on Jacó beach to receive tourists

(QCOSTARICA) The Municipality of Garabito, which takes in the popular tourist destination of Playa Jaco, is installing posts 20 meters apart for tourists to visit Jacó beach without exposing themselves to COVID-19 contagion. On Monday, the tests began with the first 25 bamboo poles installed...

Municipalities: Government improvises restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) The National Union of Local Governments (UNGL), which brings together the Costa Rica's municipalities, believes that the restrictions imposed by the central government of the Carlos Alvarado in the midst of the pandemic "seem improvised." In addition, they criticize that the central government does...

After the mayor threatened to rebel, CNE declares Garabito on a yellow alert

(QCOSTARICA) Less than 7 hours after the mayor of Garabito, Tobías Murillo, voiced his annoyance at maintaining his canton on orange alert, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) declared Garabito on a yellow alert. The canton of Garabito takes in the beaches of Jaco, Herradura and...

Judge prohibits policemen who extorted tourists in Jacó from carrying firearms

A judge prohibited two policemen from carrying of firearms, suspected in taking money and cell phones from two tourists in Playa Jacó. The decision against the officers, identified by their last names Faerron and Falcón, was handed down Friday afternoon by the Criminal Court of...

More Tourist Projects In The Central Pacific

(QCOSTARICA) Punta Leona, a well established 300 hectate (750 acre) beach community in the Tarcoles tourist district of the Central Pacific, between Puntarenas and Playa Jaco, will be getting new projects that includes commercial and residential buildings and aparetment towers. Grupo Leumi and Nisa del...


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