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We are scheduled to stay at the Westin this Saturday. Did the earthquake cause any damage that we should possibly reschedule our trip? It looks like it was pretty severe and now there are tsunami warnings.

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21. Re: Earthquake

that is about my mentality....... so LET US KNOW when you get there please please.. or even messageme. I am ok with cracks and a little rubble..if the service is good, the sun is hot, I am safe and have a good pool and good food! :) crossing my fingers for you..yet keeping a close watch!

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22. Re: Earthquake

@york, we will see you there wednesday. When you get a chance let us know how it is once you get there. enjoy your vacation.

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23. Re: Earthquake

I would appreciate any updates as to the condition of the Riu. I am scheduled to visit for my honeymoon on October 22, 2012. I am reading mixed reviews about the condition of the hotel - minor damage to major damage. I'm worried ....

Uvita, Costa Rica
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24. Re: Earthquake

There is a review about the earthquake damage at RIU: tripadvisor.com.mx/ShowUserReviews-g2561261-…

Unfortunately they are forcasting 1 month of aftershocks in the area and regardless of what RIU state it will need a full structural survay to determin if the multilevel structure is safe and will withstand aftershoks safely. Saddly one of the two casulties in Costa Rica happened when a wall calapsed on a person at RIU. A real tragedy!

Somewhere in MD
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25. Re: Earthquake


I had read that someone had died when a wall had fallen on them .... Is there anywhere in the news that shows that this happened at the Riu?

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26. Re: Earthquake

According to Riu´s official statement there was only some cosmetic damage to the hotel and they are now back to normal. They said they will have all the workers from the new Riu Palace next door work on fixing the minor damages at Riu Guanacaste and they will have all the repairs ready in 3 days.

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27. Re: Earthquake

Costa Rica is a place with constant earthquake activity, just today happend a 5.2 earthquake.

28. Re: Earthquake

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