Mostly sunny this morning with light, wispy clouds. Beautiful day.

Cloudy, overcast, with occasional sun teasings.

Partly sunny today – calm.

Overcast, quiet, moderate temperature.

Beautiful, sunny day.

Some roads in the Central Vally have been CLOSED due to yesterday’s 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

For details see: ROAD CONDITIONS


Sunny, clear, warm.

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Location: Playa Cocles
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The annual surf competition is on!!!

And it’s growing! This time surfers are participating not only from Puerto Viejo, but from the Central Pacific, Bocas del Toro Panama, and the major parts of the Caribbean!

Start Time: 8:00
Date: 2009-02-07

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COSTA RICA HIT BY MAJOR QUAKE

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit north of the Central Valley this afternoon at 1:21 p.m. and set streets and buildings in motion, according to A.M. Costa Rica. The quake endured for at least 20 seconds and was followed by a number of aftershocks, some of which were felt.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude temblor was centered 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of the capital of San Jose in the early afternoon, near the Poas Volcano national park.

The quake’s depth was measured at 28 miles (35 kilometers)

Only a brief, mild tremor was felt in the Puerto Viejo area. All roads leading into the Caribbean coastal area are open.

For full story, see: Inside Costa Rica


From Edinburgh Earth Observatory:

Magnitude 6.1 – COSTA RICA

2009 January 08 19:21:36 UTC

Earthquake Details


Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time
Location 10.221°N, 84.207°W
Depth 14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program
Region COSTA RICA
Distances 35 km (20 miles) NNW of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
75 km (45 miles) ENE of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
115 km (75 miles) SSE of San Carlos, Nicaragua
1770 km (1100 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7 km (4.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=151, Nph=151, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.11 sec, Gp=144°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2009bpba


  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
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Mostly sunny today. The Central Valley was hit with a 6.2 magnitude earthquake this afternoon. We only felt a mild tremor here in the Puerto Viejo area. Check the Alerts for information on earthquake damage as we receive it, and check the Road Conditions Report for any news on landslides, etc. which might affect transportation to the Caribbean.

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Light afternoon showers at the moment.

Quiet, overcast, comfortably cool temperature.

Getting sunnier, warming up.

Cool, overcast, no rain.

We had a nice, short, heavy downpour earlier today – now it’s cool and quiet….

Steady showers this morning.

Overcast with occasional light drizzles.

Sunny, clear skies, warm.

Puerto Viejo Holidays

The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.

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Semana Santa (Holy Week or Easter Week) , is one of the most revered and popular religious holidays in Costa Rica. It is a time of both religious observation and processions and a time of festivities and parties. Religious celebrations are held at churches and in the home, and many local flock to the beaches to enjoy a break from work, fun family time on the beach, and a sizzling barbecue.

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Dramatic reenactments of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ take place, including a pilgimage to the Basilica de los Angeles in Cartago city in honor of the Virgin of the Angels. Many take this pilgrimage in order to “pay” for an answer to a prayer which the Virgin has answered and to renew their faith. Most regular business activity and public services crawl to a halt from Thursday to Monday, so it’s a good idea to stock up supplies (including alcohol if you partake) ahead of time. Hotels and tour reservations are usually booked solid, so if you plan on joining in on Costa Rica’s Semana Santa celebrations, be sure to make reservations well in advance!

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Mostly sunny, no rain – gorgeous day!

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Light cloud cover interspersed with sun.

Sunny with clear skies. Beautiful morning!

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