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Costa Rica # 32 – Travel & Leisure Best 50 Destinations in 2016

 

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Francisco Park Costa Rica

Why is Costa Rica one of the top destinations to visit in 2016, Recently Travel & Leisure published their top 50 destinations to travel to around the world in 2016. Costa Rica came up on their list as number #32.

Why is Costa Rica one of the top destinations to visit in 2016. It is an extraordinary country in Central America that lies majestically between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, with incredibly landscape, towering volcanoes, beautiful beaches, remote jungle forests and peninsulas that make it unique to the other Central American Countries to see and experience.

Costa Rica is a small country that encompasses just 0.03% of the world’s land mass. With over 500,000 plant and animal species, Costa Rica is one of the planets most biologically dense countries. According to Costa Rica’s National Biodiversity Institute (INBio), the biodiversity in Costa Rica represents close to 4% of the total species on Earth.

The ecosystems within Costa Rica can be attributed to its location between two continents, as well as it numerous micro climates, which vary by elevation among the countries mountainous and volcanic landscapes. The Continental Divide runs through the country’s interior and weather patterns from both the Pacific and Caribbean sweep across the divide’s. The northern regions of the country tend to be arid and have dry tropical forest. In the South, lush tropical jungles are created from high precipitation levels. The green season starts in May – December and the dry season starts in December – Aprils. Weather along the Pacific coast tends to follow these patterns, however the Caribbean can receive rain through the year.

Since the 2012 opening of the new terminal at Liberia’s International Airport, many properties are now starting to see an influx of travelers into the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica seeking rainforest and beach adventures.

Arenal Volcanco Coista Rica

Arenal Volcanco Costa Rica

In the Arenal area Tabacon Resort and Arenal Springs are two very popular small boutique hotel that offer guest stunning views of Arenal Volcano and a relaxing dip into the thermal hot springs from the volcano.  Many travelers will spend 3 or 4 nights exploring the Arenal area with day excursion adventures ranging from white water rafting, hiking in and around the volcano rainforest to Canopy Zip lining.  Then on the the beach, in the Papagayo area travelers can experience all-inclusive resort hotels such as the RIU Palace and adults only Secrets Papagayo or relax in a smaller moderate hotel,  EL MANGROOVE. Moving further south, travelers seeking to learn the art of surfing can spend time staying in Tamarindo at the Diria and Capitan Suizo.

Diria Hotel Tamarindo Costa Rica

Diria Hotel Tamarindo Costa Rica

Costa Rica is more than a vacation destination; it is a soft adventure experience within the landscape, the people, the culture and the multiple species of animals, birds, insects and aquatic wildlife. The country is blessed with a vast array of biodiversity and environmental attractions – majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. a must see and do destination.

Meet Our Costa Rica Travel Specialists:

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Costa Rica Waterfall La-paz Gardens

Andy James brings over 35 years of practical experience working directly with all of our travel suppliers, lodging vendors and travel providers in Central & South America.  Andy has spent much of his travel career working as a owner and operator of a retail and wholesale travel agency, visiting Costa RicaBelize, Colombia & Peru on a regular basis, negotiating preferred rates with travel suppliers to bring our customers customized tours at fantastic prices and itineraries to Central and South America.

From unique boutique hotel beaches to jungle adventures in Costa Rica or trekking in Peru & Chile, Andy seeks to balance luxury and relaxation with the right amount of exploration.  With a passion for travel and dedication to provide excellent service, Turner makes a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central and South America.  Call 1-800-626-3483 FREE

 

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Zika Virus Warning

Zika Virus Warning Up-Date

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its Zika virus travel warning to an additional eight countries. As a reminder, while the mosquito-borne virus causes only mild illness in most people, there is mounting evidence linking it to a birth defect. Specifically, the CDC is recommending that pregnant women consider postponing travel to any area where Zika virus transmission is ongoing, and women who are trying to become pregnant talk to their doctors about the risk of infection before travelling.

The 24 countries now covered by the CDC warning are Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Samoa, St. Martin, Suriname, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela. The CDC cautions that “specific areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing are often difficult to determine and are likely to change over time.”

Your clients will likely have questions about the disease and its ability to spread while traveling. You may want to direct them to http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information for the most up-to-date recommendations.

Finally, the Associated Press reported today that several airlines may be offering refunds to certain travelers concerned about the Zika outbreak. TravelPOINTS recommends that where warranted, check with respective carriers directly to determine their most up-to-date policies regarding refunds and exchanges related to the virus as this issue evolves.

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Airline Passenger Rights – Do you know

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Air Travelers Passenger Rights New Guide To Passenger Rights

Have you ever been a victim of flight delays, rescheduled or cancelled flight and wondered what your rights are or if you have any with the airline. Many passengers are unaware of their rights and when this happens. Each airline is required to provide a Contract of Carriage and customer service. To obtain a copy of the Carriage or Contract, you can visit each airline site which will describe the “Contract of Carriage”.

You should take the time to become familiar with the service policies before flying to your destination. Many of the
airline employees may or may not be familiar with their own policies, if you have a copy of the policies you are in a
better position to negotiate a reasonable solution or to ask for a hotel for the night and be put on the next flight out.

Airline Disclosure of Taxes and Fees in Published Fares
As of January 26 2012, the DOT requires airlines to include all mandatory taxes and fees in published airfares. Airlines
are required to disclose baggage fees, though this can come in the form of a link to another Web page with the baggage
fee information.

Need to Change or Cancel the Ticket
If you realize within 24 hours of buying your ticket that you need to change or cancel it, you can do this without
penalty (assuming you’re booking at least 1 week before departure). You can also hold a reservation for 24 hours before
paying for it.
After 24-hours the ticket purchase becomes binding and you are stuck with whatever the airline’s change and cancellation
penalties are. For a non-refundable fare, penalties can range from $100 – $150 for domestic and $150 – $500 for
international tickets. Also, ticket cannot be transfer to someone else. You’d need to cancel your ticket, with any
penalties that entails, and book an entirely new one for the new passenger.

Route Change
Airlines are required to give you notice of delays, cancellations and route changes. Airlines can still change your
routing drastically, for example from a nonstop flight to one involving several connections, even if the airline still
flies the original nonstop route. The only recourse is to get a full refund for the full value of the ticket without
cancellation fee’s. You should still seek to be reinstated on your original flight however, even if the airline has no

Schedule Change
If the airline changes your scheduled flight to a different time or day, you aren’t legally entitled to any compensation,
only a refund of the ticket price you paid. The airline won’t cover any incidental costs either, such as the fare
difference of having to book a more expensive flight on another airline or that you’ll now need to spend an extra night
in a hotel, etc.—all of that is at your own expense. Unfortunately even most travel insurance policies won’t cover this
scenario.

Baggage Fee Coordination
The airlines are required to disclose the baggage fees and allowances to apply to all segments of your trip, If you don’t
have the same baggage fees and allowances for your trip and are overcharged, the airlines are required to reimburse you.

Bumping
Domestic:
If the flight is overbooked and you’re bumped from a domestic flight and arrive one to two hours later than your
scheduled arrival time, you’re entitled to the one-way fare of your ticket up to $400. If you’re delayed two to four
hours from your original scheduled arrival time, you’re entitled to 200% of the one-way fare, up to $650; if you arrive
more than four hours later than your scheduled arrival time you’re entitled to 400% of the one-way fare, up to $1300.
You’re entitled to payment in cash, so if the airline tries to give you a voucher, insist on cash, since vouchers usually
come with restrictions and can sometimes only be redeemed at the airport itself. If you’re bumped and the airline rebooks
you on a flight that arrives less than one hour after your scheduled arrival time, you aren’t legally entitled to any
compensation, but it doesn’t hurt to ask for a goodwill gesture, such as frequent flyer miles.

International flight departing from the U.S.:
You’ll receive 200% of the one-way fare, up to $650 if you arrive one to four hours after your scheduled arrival time; if
you arrive more than four hours later than your scheduled arrival time you’re entitled to 400% of the one-way fare, up to
$1300.
Listed below are a few brief examples of Contract of Carriage by the airlines.

United Airlines
As an example with United Airlines, if a United flights has been delayed because of WEATHER, it’s consider a delay beyond
the airlines control and the airline will attempt to rebook the passenger on the next available United Flight.
Unite Flight Delay Within the Airline Control:
If a delay occurs (other than weather) or a schedule “irregularity” for more than 4-hours between 10pm and 6am, United
will provide 1-nights lodging or United will arrange to fly the passenger on its own flights to the destination, reroute
the passenger over the line of one or more carriers in an equivalent class of service when a change in schedule resulted
in the cancellation of all United service between two cities.

Overbooking (Involuntarily Denied Boarding)

If United oversold a flight and asks for Volunteers, United can negotiate passage for the volunteer to arrive at their
destination sometimes a day later and receive some sort of airline credit to be used at a later date. If you are
involuntarily denied boarding due to an oversold flight, United will compensate you up to 200% of the fare or a maximum
of $650.00

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines will not assume any expense as a result of flight delay, cancellation or schedule change. Spirit
Airlines will not provide lodging due to the delayed or cancellation in flight originating city. Spirit Airlines will try
to re-accommodate passengers if they miss connection due to a delayed flight or the flight has been canceled.
Spirit Airlines – Weather Cancellation or Cancellation Beyond Spirit Airlines Control

If a cancellation occurs due to weather, air-traffic-control decisions, or other issues outside of Spirit’s control,
Spirit airlines will not provide accommodations, Spirit will only attempt to provide customers with information where to
get a hotel room and try to re-accommodate them on the next available flight.

American Airlines

American Cancellations or Delays Within its Control

American will try to reroute the passenger on the next flight with available seats. If American does not get the traveler
to his or her final destination on the expected arrival day, the airlines will provide reasonable overnight
accommodations, subject to availability.
American Cancellations due to Weather or Beyond the Airlines Control
If a flight is canceled due to circumstances beyond the airline’s control, the traveler is responsible for his or her own
overnight accommodations, meals, and incidental expenses.

Overbooking’s (Involuntarily Denied Boarding)

American Airlines will provide to passenger denied boarding involuntarily, payment of denied-boarding compensation from
the airline.

Frontier Airlines

Cancellations Within Airline Control

If the flight is delayed, canceled, diverted, or if the passenger misses a connecting flight due to controllable
situations, Frontier will place the passenger on their next available flight at no additional charge or fare.
When a passenger is delayed because of a change in Frontier’s schedule, arrangements will be made to transport the
passenger over its route system to the destination, next stopover point, or connecting point shown on its portion of the
ticket, without stopover when possible, and to refund the ticket or unused portion of the ticket in accordance with
rules.

Cancellations Beyond Airline Control

Frontier will place customers on the next available flight to their destination at no additional charge or fare. If
Frontier can’t get a customer on a Frontier flight scheduled to arrive within three hours of the original itinerary,
staff will try to arrange for the passenger to fly on another available carrier or combination of carriers with whom
Frontier has agreements.

Cancellations or Delays Within its Control

If a Frontier flight is delayed, canceled, or diverted, or if the passenger misses a connecting flight due to
controllable situations, Frontier will place the passenger on their next available flight at no additional charge or
fare.Passenger onward transportation will be provided if a delay or missed connection due to a schedule irregularity.
Frontier will transport passengers on its own route system without stopover on its next available flight at no additional
cost. If the airline is unable to provide onward transportation over its own route system that arrives within three hours
of the passenger’s original itinerary, Frontier will attempt to arrange for the passenger’s transportation on another
carrier or combination of carriers if available with whom Frontier has ticketing and baggage agreements for such
transportation, and Frontier will provide a refund of the unused portion of the ticket if the passenger chooses not to
travel. These are just a few brief descriptions of the airlines “Contract of Service”.

Frontier Overbookings (Involuntarily Denied Boarding)

Passengers on a flight with an overbooking will be encouraged to voluntarily relinquish their seats in exchange for
alternate travel and for compensation in the form of an electronic certificate for future transportation on Frontier.

Delta Airlines

Cancellations Within Airline Control
In the event of a flight cancellation, diversion, a delay of more than 90 minutes, or a delay that will cause a passenger
to miss connections, Delta will (at passenger’s request) cancel the remaining ticket and refund the unused portion of the
ticket and unused ancillary fees in the original form of payment.
If the passenger does not request a refund and cancellation of the ticket, Delta will transport the passenger to the
destination on Delta’s next flight on which seats are available in the class of service originally purchased. At Delta’s
sole discretion and if acceptable to the passenger, Delta may arrange for the passenger to travel on another carrier or
via ground transportation. If acceptable to the passenger, Delta will provide transportation in a lower class of service,
in which case the passenger may be entitled to a partial refund. If space on the next available flight is available only
in a higher class of service than purchased, Delta will transport the passenger on the flight, although Delta reserves
the right to upgrade other passengers on the flight according to its upgrade priority policy to make space in the class
of service originally purchased.
Cancellations Beyond Airline Control
Delta has no liability if the flight cancellation was due to force majeure, which includes weather conditions and other
unforeseen conditions.

Delta Delays
However, when for reasons other than force majeure a passenger’s travel is interrupted for more than four hours after the
scheduled departure time as a result of flight cancellation or delay on the date of travel, Delta will provide the
passenger with the following additional amenities during the delay: If overnight accommodations are available at Delta-
contracted facilities, Delta will provide the passenger with a voucher for one night’s lodging when the delay is between
10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

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Costa Rica added as a Stop on Private Jet Vacation

Costa Rica added as a new destination stop on Private Jet Vacation..

Private Jet Vacations have been around for many years, a small number of well know established tour operators put together journeys around the world by Private Jet for the discerning guest who seek to create  memorable moments while in search of unique and exclusive adventures.  These ultra-luxury escapes are usually globetrotting across the world over a 14 to 21 day period touring some of the most iconic destination known to mankind.  This year Costa Rica has been added as a special destination within the World Jet Escape itinerary.  These vacations range from $130,000 per person and up. Private Jet Journeys are in response to the growing demand among modern luxury travelers who want to fully immersive experience both in the air and on the ground.  New in 2016 some of the itineraries offer guests the opportunity to experience new and exciting destinations while enjoying the luxury and customized service they have come to expect. The new itinerary caters clients that may have an adventurous desire with an increasing demand for the thrill-seeker at heart without compromising on luxury. These exciting journeys include everything from rock climbing in Malaysia to zip-lining in Costa Rica and surfing in Hawaii. Seven of the nine stops on this itinerary are entirely new to this itinerary. Guest can soar by zip line across the rain forest canopy of Costa Rica, hike Australia’s Jenolan Caves, kayak through Malaysian mangroves and experience the “Big Five” on a Serengeti game drive. Be among the first to experience adventure in a way only a few will every experience. While en route during their journey, guests will enjoy the finest of everything – from legendary service to remarkable itineraries, inspired cuisine and Dom Perignon Champagne. As the exclusive Champagne provider aboard one of the Private Jet Journeys, passengers will enjoy the latest vintage from one of the world’s finest wine makers.

If you are an aspiring affluent traveler who would enjoy this kind of vacation, give us a call at 303-938-9018, I can help you with booking this kind of vacation that you will remember for the rest of your life…

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Costa Rica Vacation-What To Pack or Take

Planning a trip to Costa Rica and wondering what to pack or take with you. Since you will be traveling in a warm humid climate in Central America everything you pack should be put in 1-piece of carry-on luggage along with your personal handbag or small day pack.  Here are our suggestions below.

While traveling in Costa Rica there are different climates zones from the Rainforest , which is hot and humid compared to the central valley and cloud forests near Monteverde which can be cooler.  So what to bring, here are a list of suggestions we recommend:

Toiletries: Deodorant, combs, tooth brush, personal medications, Pepto Bismol (the pink stuff), sunscreen, bug spray and basic first aid supplies, (band aids, tape etc) Small bottle of soap to wash out quick drying shirts. These are the items you would normally take with you on any trip.

Clothing:  Lightweight  quick-drying layers work really well.  Wick-away shirts, both short sleeve and long sleeve shirts (ExOfficio or Columbia) work really well and are good.   Cotton soaks up the moisture and takes a long time to dry out in the humid climate, not recommended.  Light weight wind breaker is also recommended.   Shorts,  quick drying nylon shorts 3-pair will work, 1 or 2 pair long pants for evenings,  sport sandals (closed toe), tennis shoes & another pair of comfortable shoes.  Your sandals can get very dirty during the day if hiking or walking.  Closed toes are a good idea since the terrine can be uneven and different kinds of bugs and  wildlife live in Costa Rica and injury to toes can happen.  Socks, bring a few pairs of quick drying lightweight socks, they always come in handy.   Since Costa Rica receives a lot of rain, your sport sandals will usually be your choice of footwear during the day.  Take a Hat, light-weight raincoat or poncho (poncho’s works great because they cover your shorts), under garments and swim suit (2) pair.  TravelSmith has good selections of travel garments to choose from for both women and men.

Hardware:  Camera, phone, I-Pad, flashlight or headlamp, credit cards(2-differnt kinds), cash (cash is king in 3rd World countries and preferred by the locals when paying for restaurant & bar tabs, tips, tips for guides and small souvenir purchases).  Credit cards and ATM machines are not always available though out the country.

Travel Documents:  Passport (must be valid at least 6 months from your departure date back to the USA), copies of passports, drivers license, Credit Cards (take at least 2 different credit cards i.e. Amex & Visa) travel insurance card, travel documents i.e. flights, hotels, car etc.

These are the basic item that can be packed with ease into 1 carry-on bag.

Meet our Costa Rica Travel Specialists

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Turner James brings over 7 years of practical experience working directly with all of our travel suppliers, lodging vendors and travel providers in Central & South America.

Turner has spent his travel career working as a wholesale travel consultant, visiting Costa Rica, Belize, Colombia & Peru on a regular basis, negotiating preferred rates with travel suppliers to bring our customers customized tours at fantastic prices and itineraries to Central and South America.

From unique boutique hotel beaches to jungle adventures and trekking in Peru, he seeks to balance luxury and relaxation with the right amount of exploration.  With a passion for travel and dedication to provide excellent service, Turner makes a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central and South America.  Call 1-800-626-3483

 

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New Flights To San Jose Costa Rica From Florida

New Flights To San Jose From Florida

Daily flights into Costa Rica just got better for travelers beginning or connecting through Fort Lauderdale Florida to San Jose Costa Rica.  JetBlue Airways has announced daily non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale Florida to San Jose Costa Rica beginning July 01, 2013. To kick off the new daily non-stop flights, JetBlue is offering $135 one-way or $272.07 roundtrip airfares if PURCHASED by July 02, 2013 for travel between September 06 – December 13, 2013.

JetBlue currently offers service to Costa Rica from Orlando to San Jose and non-stop service from JFK to Liberia Costa Rica. JetBlue plans to use the 150-seat Airbus A320 jet service and provide “Assigned Seating”, Complimentary Snacks & Water Onboard along with 1-free Checked Bag and Extra Legroom compared to other carriers.

Florida currently ranks as the 3rd most popular point of departure to Costa Rica from the United States.  Other major carriers that service Costa Rica from the U.S.A are United, American, Delta, US Air, JetBlue,Avianca, LACSA/LINEAS AEREAS and SPIRIT AIRLINES.

Meet our Costa Rica Travel Specialists

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Turner James brings over 7 years of practical experience working directly with all of our travel suppliers, lodging vendors and travel providers in Central & South America.

Turner has spent his travel career working as a wholesale travel consultant, visiting Costa Rica, Belize, Colombia & Peru on a regular basis, negotiating preferred rates with travel suppliers to bring our customers customized tours at fantastic prices and itineraries to Central and South America.

From unique boutique hotel beaches to jungle adventures and trekking in Peru, he seeks to balance luxury and relaxation with the right amount of exploration.  With a passion for travel and dedication to provide excellent service, Turner makes a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central and South America.  Call 1-800-626-3483

 

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Travel Trends 2013 Include Better Health, Increased Fees & WiFi Access

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2013 Travel Trends Include Increased fees, better WiFi, Good Health

A recent article written from United Press International about Leisure travel suggest travel may reduce a person’s risk of hear attach by 50 opercent and a positive impact on a marriage.  The article suggests women who take more vactions are more statisfied with their marriages and their husbands.  The association, which represents the U.S. Travel industry has started a new campaign to promote travel as an essential part of of a persons life and well being.  The campaign is designed to educate the public on the importance of leisure travel and the positive effect on health, relationships and business performance.  Travel supports 14.4 million American jobs and 1.9 trillion in economic output, the more people travel in the U.S. especially into Central & South America the more we can improve our well-being as a nation and the world. Travelers choosing a social-conciousness destination that rates high from a social economic point can consider traveling to Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Ghana, Latvia, Mauritius, Palau and Samoa.  These destinations are committed to environmental protection, human rights and social welfare.  Travelers visiting these countries can have a positive impact and promote the values shared and help the local economy with jobs.

Some of the other trends that are predicted in 2013 are:

  • Better Wi-Fi in the air and less time spent at baggage claim.
  • Millennials (1982 as the starting birth year for this generation) are becoming an important segment in the travel.
  • Millennials are looking for authenticity in vacation travel.
  • Higher airline ticket prices with the the possibility of airline mergers -      American & US Air. Increased Airline fee’s – possible “carry-on” baggare fee already in place with Spirits & Allegiant Airlines.
  • Family travel was a significant trend in 2013

Read more here from United Press International 

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Central & South America Flights – American Airlines

Central & South America Up-date on American Airlines.

American Airlines – Cancellations and delays are still ongoing. With one-third to one-half of American’s daily flights arriving late, industry analysts are starting to compare American’s pilot dispute to that of Eastern Airlines, which ended up liquidating in 1991 after years of labor issues and financial mismanagement.  Passengers have turned to Twitter and other social media to complain about long delays and cancellations, with some swearing they will never fly American again. Also, a third set of seats reportedly came loose on an American Airlines flight, a day after news first surfaced of loose seats on American Airlines flights that triggered two emergency landings in the span of three days. The latest reported incident happened on a flight from Vail, Colo., to Dallas.
The incident involved Flight 443 from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Miami. The plane returned to JFK without incident when the seats were discovered, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.  An airline representative said the airline does not believe the incidents are related to American’s ongoing labor issues.

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Nacaragua Volcano Remains Active – Sept. 10,2012

Costa Rica located South of Nicaragua share a common boarder between the two countries.  An active volcano in Nicaragua – San Cristobal remains activity with sporadic explosions; ash columns have fluctuated between 5,000 to 1,500 m. The ash plumes have traveled 50 km to the west-northwest. The communities most affected are the Elder, The Greece1, 2, 3 and 4, La Joya, Santa Catalina,El Piloto, Las Banderas, Las Rojas, Carlos Fonseca, Jiquilillo, Mechapa and Cosiguina. The latest eruption prompted the  evacuation of 3000 people yesterday. The eruption produced a tall ash column that initially may have risen up to 32,000ft.

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Costa Rica Earthquake Sept.05, 2012

We have just received the following message from the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica:

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica earlier today and there was a tsunami warning in effect.  All guests and employees of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica are safe and the Resort did not sustain any significant damage. Guests and employees were relocated to a safe location until the tsunami warning was lifted and now are back safely in their accommodations at the resort. Cell service has been disrupted in many areas of the country, in areas near the Resort. Arrivals and departures from Liberia International Airport, located less than 40 minutes from Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, are operating regularly.  The safety and security of our guests and employees is our top priority and as always, we are doing everything possible to ensure they are protected

More infromation:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/06/costa-rica-earthquake_n_1861141.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

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