Pending security inspections, ferry services would restart at 6:30 a.m. leaving from Puntarenas and at 8 a.m. leaving from Playa Naranjo.
Strong winds and a choppy sea destroyed the bridge and dock ramp to access the ferry in Playa Naranjo on March 8, forcing ferry owner Coonatramar to suspend the service.
Permanent repairs to the ferry access infrastructure in Puntarenas could take up to two months. A temporary fix should be ready in three weeks.
A strong temblor with a magnitude of 4.8 shook residents in several communities in the northwestern province of Guanacaste at 7:12 a.m. Four hours later, a magnitude-4.9 was registered near the border with Panama, according to the University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network.
To celebrate this year's 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, bilingual community newspaper La Voz de Guanacaste (The Voice of Guanacaste) has put together a musical video tribute based on Guadalupe Urbina's song, "Vengo de una Tierra" ("I Come from a Land").
We were concluding a tour of Guanacaste with Canadian guests and arrived the long way, through Santa Cruz and then a gravel road from Playa Naranjo to Paquera. We were hot, tired, and covered in dust.
Workers will dredge near ferry docks, affecting an estimated 10,000 would-be passengers during the week.