Safety Concerns

In two days I’m leaving for a one week trip to Costa Rica that I’ve been planning with my friends. We will spend the first half at a resort in the jungle – next to an active volcano – and the last days on the beach, at the Pacific.

I’ve been glancing over a guidebook for the past hours and they had this to say about the the first area we’ll be staying at:

Tabacón is a high-risk zone and lies directly in the path of the volcano’s eruptive path (the former community of Tabacón was decimated in 1968 by an eruption that killed 78 people; and in June 1975, an eruptive avalanche passed over the site of today’s Balneario). A potential deadly avalache occurs within the zone once every two or three years, often without warning, and it is unlikely that anyone in its path could get out of the way in time.

Sounds like fun Grin