Probably but it's too soon to tell. Better check with your rafting tour operator upon arrival because they're unlikely to raft if the water level is too high.
Re rafting: Having seen news/videos of how the water levels in CR are now, I have some doubts...
We have been told the roads between San Jose and Manuel Antonio are open and somewhat passable.....just not in the condition like before......we have guests scheduled to arrive at SJO at 7 AM today and a private van/driver will bring them over.....(there have been no changes so we are expecting them as scheduled).....I would not drive yourself at this time.....too many hazards.....not enough signs......but you should be able to get here......and yes you should check with the rafting company as many have cancelled their trips for the next few days.
I’m here now. And last night a couple took seven hours by driver from San Jose to here.
Our driver came from San Jose took three hours. It took us about an hour and a half to reach Jaco. We stopped once for less than a minute because there were four utility vehicles in the road. At another site we had to wait about five minutes to share the road because three big chunks of the road were missing. We passed over an Overcrossing/bridge that they rebuilt in one day on Friday!
As for visible damage that was more in the south then there was here. There was less and less on the way up. There were some downed trees and alot of tree debris against fences in a few places. Other than that it would be hard to tell that something bad had happened here. The roads were clear; no traffic and it’s actually a very beautiful and fast drive - what a lovely country Costa Rica is.
We have had very good reports on the road conditions between San Jose and Manuel Antonio.....only a couple of places that have some restricted passage......slow.....but OK.....again I would use a private van and driver to take you thru......if you decide to drive yourself......I would not do it at night.....the roads and asphalt overall are in good shape......but many areas near the roads were washed away leaving little or no room for emergency parking or maneuvering.
Thanks and its Chris and Nancy! We will be coming down and wondered how you guys fared in the storm? Glad to hear you are all well. Will come by and say hello next month!
HI Chris and Nancy......happy to hear that you're coming down again......all is well in Tulemar.....looking forward to seeing you two!
Hurricane Nate has left parts of Costa Rica pretty battered, and we're going for 10 days in late October.
My general feeling--and may the Costa Ricans be blessed in their re-building--is that for a country that relies on tourism, and that is used to mud and rain washouts of highways etc., they should be rebuilding, at least the major roads, pretty soonish?
The best sources I have found are below: do you have any other/better sources for keeping up to date as to what is the current state of the various CR highways?
CR is additionally used to a sometimes brutal rainy season every year, so in your opinion: do you think it is too much to expect to be able to get around on the main highways in about 3 weeks from now?
PS: Also posted this in CR forum. Mods pls delete that one if required.Edited: 4:08 pm, October 09, 2017
Yep…it is open…you can expect some delays…nobody knows when or where but road is open…
I have driving a lot of our costumers mostly to Jaco and Marriott Los Suenos….as today…no problem…