TRAVEL ALERT UPDATE: Rains, landslides close eight routes across Costa Rica
Heavy rains, landslides and deteriorating infrastructure have closed eight routes across Costa Rica, according to the National Roadway Council, or CONAVI.
There is some respite for drivers, however: the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced that Route 32 connecting San José and Limón would reopen Saturday. MOPT estimated the total cost of repairs at over $300,000.
The following routes remain closed:
Route 226 at El Jardín. CONAVI hopes to reopen the road on Monday, Oct. 14, weather permitting.
Route 150 at Caimital. Authorities say the route hopefully will reopen by next Wednesday, Oct. 9. Drivers should use Route 160 between Samara–Nosara in the meantime.
Route 225 at Tucurrique Oriente. The Roadway Council recommends drivers travel along the local road to Pejibaye and turn onto Route 408 to head back east.
Route 142 at Nuevo Arenal–Represa. Lightweight vehicles should take Route 6 to Upala to reach Route 4.
CONAVI did not provide alternate routes for the following closures:
Route 708 at Bajos del toro–El Silencio.
Route 301 between San Luís and Bijagual.
Route 962 at Tronadora-Río Chiquito.
You may be interested
Navas plays, Real Madrid falls 2-0 in what could be Tico goalkeeper’s final gameAlejandro Zúñiga - May 19, 2019
Real Madrid closed its season with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis on Sunday in what was likely Keylor…
Slothy Sunday: For the love of slothsDenise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - May 19, 2019
There are thousands of cute sloth photos floating around the internet, and we all love to ooh and aah over…
Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa RicaAlejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2019
Levonorgestrel, marketed commercially as "Plan B" and commonly known as the morning-after pill, can legally be sold without a prescription…