The ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo has been suspended indefinitely as of Sunday due to strong winds and dangerous waves in the North Pacific.
The announcement was made by Coonatramar, the company responsible for providing the service, on their Facebook page. Without providing details, the post said that no more trips will be made until further notice. Other ferry routes are still available.
According to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) a high pressure system located in the southern United States has affected all of Central America and the Caribbean. This phenomenon has caused unusually strong winds and rough seas.
This weekend, Costa Rica recorded gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour. The most affected areas were the Central Valley and the North Pacific. However, the IMN estimated that as of Monday the winds will decrease.
(Translation: Dear users: Coonatramar r.l. reports that they have suspended the ferry service between Puntarenas-Playa Naranjo and vice versa, due to the strong winds presented in these days, which sparked a great deal of damage in core structures. The service has been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding, for information call 2661-1069 or 2661-9011.)
Photo courtesy of Coonatramar’s Facebook