The seismic swarm recorded since Tuesday on the eastern flank of the Tenorio volcano, in Guanacaste, was the reason for the decision made on Thursday afternoon to close off indefinitely, as a preventive measure, the National Park to tourists and local officials.
“The earthquakes were relatively strong and the park was closed so as not to put visitors at risk. Depending on the conditions, it will reopen, but tomorrow (Friday) we will do an inspection to see the state of the trails and assess whether there are rocks or trees in danger of falling,” explained Alexánder León, director of the Arenal Tempisque Conservation Area (ACAT).
The seismic swarm that began on Tuesday at Tenorio Volcano generated a change of coloration in the Celeste River. Photo: Sinac