As at 9:36 PM...not very good news...just incredible the situation around Poas, Vara Blanca, Poasito, Fraijanes, Peace Lodge Hotel, Cinchona.
I will like to try to explain the geographical situation: when you are driving from Alajuela to Poas...you will see some huge green houses at each side of the road...thaose green houses are located most of them at Fraijanes..not far from the epicentre...two little girls 10 and 7 years old were killed by a mud slide caused by the quake at 1:20PM today...one lady as well was killed...
Once you pass Fraijanes is the entrance to Vara Blanca ...the road is totally closed and will be open not very soon...to get to Fraijanes yes...to Vara Blanca...yes ...but from Vara Blanca all the way to Cinchona and Sarapiqui...in some parts the roads is totally gone.
Hotel Peace Lodge...according to the news and reports from employees calling from there...most of the hotel is totally gone!
At 8PM tonight the first group of Red Cross Scout reached the Hotel with some medicines and radios...they estimated about 400 people there with no easy way out at least for tonight..
I try to drive this afternoon with one of our big 4x4...immposible...they did not let me pass Fraijanes.
If you have to go to Sarapiqui go by the road to Limon and then take the detour to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is the only way to get to places like Selva Verde!
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