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Tourism Sector Sees Minimal Damage in Guanacaste Following Costa Rica’s Strong Earthquake

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Following a strong earthquake on September 5, many hotels and tourist locations in Guanacaste reported minor damage and say that tourism business continues as usual.

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Original Article Text From Costa Rica Hoy via Google Translate :

Tourism businessmen “minimal damage” in Guanacaste

The National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) conducted a survey in 15 companies first hosting of Guanacaste Planning Units.

At this time, employers reported minor damage and ensure that the situation is under control. The damage was concentrated in infrastructure, drop some objects and, after a strong earthquake, managed to return calm among tourists.

Juan Carlos Ramos, President of CANATUR, urged employers to keep its visitors and the general public.

“Considering that the province of Guanacaste is one of the regions with the highest rates of tourism in the country, we will make several reports to get a clearer picture of the status and impact for tourism businesses,” he said.

CANATUR expect communication services are restored to continue monitoring employers nationwide.

According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI), at this time there have been at least 75 aftershocks between 3 and 4.7 degrees of magnitude. The earthquake was felt shortly after 8:40 am strongly reported throughout the national territory.

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