• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Five dead in Costa Rica rafting accident

October 21, 2018

Four U.S. tourists and a fifth Costa Rican were killed after a river rafting accident on Saturday, the Red Cross said.

The alarm was raised Saturday afternoon following the accident in a swollen river on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, Alexander Morales of the Red Cross told AFP.

“Fourteen tourists and three guides on board three rafts, and a kayaker, were on the Naranjito river in Quepos, Puntarenas when the accident occurred,” Alexander Morales told AFP.

Another spokesman, Johnny Zamora, confirmed the victims had yet to be identified.

Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado expressed his “dismay” at the incident and said in a statement that he had instructed authorities to provide all necessary support to the victims’ families.

The statement added that Costa Rica’s foreign ministry has been in communication with the U.S. consulate in the capital San José.

Rafting is hugely popular with tourists in Costa Rica, which is currently in its wet season, causing waterways to flood.

You may be interested

Costa Rica considers upgrades to Limón cruise terminal, marina
Costa Rica
3085 views
Costa Rica
3085 views

Costa Rica considers upgrades to Limón cruise terminal, marina

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2021

The Atlantic Port Authority's (JAPDEVA) has contracted U.S.-based Moffatt & Nichol to conduct feasibility studies regarding a new cruise terminal…

Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador
El Salvador
8 views
El Salvador
8 views

Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador

The Tico Times - May 6, 2021

Some 20 former presidents of Spain and Latin America, including Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox from Mexico, and Álvaro Uribe…

Quepos airport renovations (finally) underway
Costa Rica
11 views
Costa Rica
11 views

Quepos airport renovations (finally) underway

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2021

Renovation and expansion of the runway at La Managua Airport in Quepos began Wednesday and will completed before September. "The…