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riu costarica earthquake we were there!!

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riu costarica earthquake we were there!!

We just back from the earthquake in costarica. We in our room on the first floor when it happened. Parts of the celing fell on our bed 100 lb chuncks!!!! We dove in the bath tub. Our room was in shambles. There was a crack around the entire room. Everything was busted. We got our stuff packed in under 1min ad got out of there ASAP!!!! We were on a plane in 2 hrs. I don't regret leaving. I didn't feel safe looking at the condition of the resort. I took a bunch of pics of the place. We were having a good time prior to the event. However, it is time for the Riu to put customer safety first, reinburese travelers, and take care of the repairs.

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Thanks fr the feedback, first hand accounts go a long way. this is exactly what is being said by all that have been there. Including all the posts on Facebook, many of which get deleted by RIU management over time. There was a long thread that was closed here: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g291982-i813-k5740…

There was a quake of 5.6 there today accordiing to the news (part of the many replicas expected for the next month), hope no one was injured.

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Sorry to hear of your terrible experience, Mary. I hope you will return to Costa Rica another time for a positive and relaxing vacation!

Like Thomas, I hope the repercussions of today's shake were minor.

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I am new to the Trip Advisor Blog Forum. Can someone explain why the other blog on Riu Guanacaste was closed? Is there a time or message limit? We were scheduled to check in at the Riu today-well Saturday! We could have switched to another resort in CR but were concerned about damage, aftershocks, roads and food/supplies interruption. It was tough to get any information when we were making the decision. I just saw this blog Saturday afternoon. This blog was extremely helpful to people like us who needed info on travelling now and/or cancelled their vacation and wondered if they made the right choice! Seeing the pictures and news reports I am sure we made the right choice! Thanks so much for posting pictures and details. The country looks beautiful so hopefully we will get there one day!

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Most hotels are open, so contact each individual hotel and they will tell you. Things are normal now.

Don't cancel.

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thanks for the report

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Mary, thank you for your report. Please do an additional effort and put the photos on a photo sharing web like Picassa.

Vacationer, the other thread was closed (but not removed) because it started to revolve around "minor cosmetic damages" and "need for independent structural inspection". No new info was there for the traveler to help him make a quality decision. I hope that also this one will not ended the same way.

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I was wonder the same thing , I have a trip booked for oct 27th and was thinking about changing plans , no info for the riu or travel agent , but plenty posts of bad damage , not sure what to think

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