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Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José
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Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

Zach Dyer - October 14, 2015

Like the saying goes: September showers bring October…sinkholes. The rainy season finally started in earnest in these last few weeks and the arrival of heavy rains has…

Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week
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Environment and Wildlife
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Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week

Lindsay Fendt - October 13, 2015

It is the rainy season. And according to meteorologists at the National Meteorological Institute (IMN), Costa Rica can expect torrential rain, wind gusts and lightning storms all…

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Afternoon thunderstorm floods downtown San José

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2015

https://twitter.com/rutaalterna/status/647512742652329984 Looks like the rain finally showed up. A torrential downpour Friday afternoon left several blocks of downtown San José underwater. The flood on Second Avenue in…

Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument reopens to tourists after flooding
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Ancient ruins
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Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument reopens to tourists after flooding

L. Arias - July 16, 2015

Visitors' access to Guayabo National Monument reopened Tuesday after being closed since June 27 due to damage caused by flooding in the Caribbean region in recent weeks. Located in the…

Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week
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Environment and Wildlife
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Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week

L. Arias - July 13, 2015

Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday that tropical wave number 15 arrived in the country during the evening and will increase rains overnight. The wave's effects were…

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests
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Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

L. Arias - July 11, 2015

Damage caused by floods in the past three weeks and road blockades on Wednesday caused major losses to Costa Rica’s tourism sector, the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR)…

More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night
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Environment and Wildlife
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More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

A tropical wave that caused rain over most of Costa Rica on Wednesday left the country in the early hours of Thursday. But the National Meteorological Institute…

Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season
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Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season

L. Arias - July 7, 2015

Traffic Police reopened Route 32, Costa Rica's most important road between the Central Valley and Limón province, at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. But at 5 p.m. police…

Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations
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Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations

L. Arias - July 7, 2015

Flooding caused by heavy rains in Costa Rica’s northern and Caribbean regions has forced emergency agencies to evacuate a total of 580 people, the National Emergency Commission…

Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean
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Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean

L. Arias - July 6, 2015

Vehicle passage on Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's capital San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, was again blocked Monday after heavy rains caused two…

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