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What is Known About the Plane Crash in Nandayure

By Noelia Esquivel, Wilberth Villalobos y Andrea Rodríguez

December 31, 2017 ended with the second largest aviation tragedy in Costa Rica’s history.

In terms of victims, Sunday’s crash is only surpassed by the events of January 15, 1990 when a small plane with 23 passengers crashed in the mountains of Escazu in the Pico Blanco zone. All the...

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CCSS Doubled the Expense for Road Accident Victims in Guanacaste in Three Years

By Bernardo Montes de Oca

The number of traffic accidents in Guanacaste increases every year, and it is costly. The Costa Rica Social Security System (in Spanish La Caja, or CCSS) spent more than ₡1.4 billion dealing with traffic accidents in Guanacaste during 2016. This number is nearly double...

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Garza Surfers Die After Plunging Off Bridge With No Guardrail on Route 160

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

Two young surfers from Playa Garza in Nicoya died Jan. 1 after the motorcycle they were riding plunged off a bridge whose guardrails had fallen off months ago at Route 160’s La Cascada ravine.

Aaron Duarte, 17, and Roberto Cardoza, 22, were traveling on a...

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What We Know About the Man Who Died in the Ocean at Playa Pelada

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

Anxiety and anguish describe the current mood in the community of Nosara following the disappearance and confirmed drowning of Justin Valdivia, 45, a U. S. native who ran the local...

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How is Guanacaste After Hurricane Otto?

By Roberto Acuña y Willberth Villalobos

This Friday, November 25 at 6 a.m tropical storm Otto left Guanacaste soil; however, the rains will continue in the mountainous part of the province. According to reports from the National Meteorological Institute (IMN), rainfall during the...

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Otto Expected to Reach Guanacaste As Tropical Storm, Not Hurricane; La Cruz Opens 3 Shelters

By Por Danilo Brenes y Roberto Acuña

National Meteorological Institute (IMN) experts predict that Hurricane Otto will reach the northern canton of La Cruz between 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, prompting local residents to open three shelters for local residents affected by the storm.

Meteorologist Mónica...

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Meteorologist Warns of Hurricane Otto Flood Risk in Tempisque River Communities

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The risk of the Tempisque River swelling and flooding is a possible consequence of Hurricane Otto currently being studied by the National Meteorological Institute (IMN).

IMN meteorologist Luis Fernando Alvarado, of the Department of Climatology and Applied Research, said...

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Hurricane Otto Does Not Interrupt Flights to Guanacaste

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

Although Hurricane Otto has caused the cancellation of flights at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, the Liberia Airport Daniel Oduber is working with normally.

This was confirmed to La Voz de Guanacaste by César Jaramillo, General Manager of...

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Panamanian man, 53, drowns at Playa Guiones

By María Fernanda Cruz

The body of a 53-year-old Panamanian man who officials say drowned was discovered Thursday along the coast north of Playa Guiones, prompting new calls for a lifeguard program to patrol the area’s beaches.

Ryan Bombard, chief of Nosara’s fire department, said the man was found with a Costa...

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Red Cross Warns of Undercurrents in the Pacific After Drowning in Playa Rosada in Nosara

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

On September 21, the Nosara Red Cross found the dead body of a 55-year-old tourist with the last names Ruiz Sanchez, who was surfing in Playa Rosada (Pink Beach).

After the death of the visitor, the national chief of the Red Cross Acquatic Unit,...

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Police and Neighbors Look for a Way to Combat Feeling of Insecurity in Playas del Coco

By Henry Morales - henry@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Public Force will reinforce security in Playas del Coco with 12 tourist police in the area and training for neighborhood groups to form community security committees, as well as lectures in local elementary and high schools to prevent crime and drug use.

These...

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