I spent last weekend on the Eastern shore of Maryland, waiting for Hurricane Irene to do her thing. Even now, several days later, there are still close to a quarter million homes in the Baltimore area without power. What better time than now to revisit one of our most frequently asked questions, "Does Costa Rica have hurricanes?"
The simple answer is, "No, Costa Rica is not generally effected by hurricanes." Most hurricanes form to the east or west of Costa Rica and continue north. Because we are located at about 9.5 degrees north of the equator on the Pacific coast, we have much lighter winds than neighboring countries within the Caribbean "storm corridor." There have been times when the extremely rare hurricane has hit the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, but the 11,000 foot mountain ranges that run through the center of the country and separate the Caribbean from the Pacific side, where Del Pacifico is located, acts as a shield against the heavy winds associated with hurricanes.
Hope that puts your minds at ease!
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