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Starting next week

ICT WILL BEGIN PUTTING UP SIGNS ON DANGEROUS BEACHES

Starting next week, a total of 31 beaches with the most dangerous sea tides for swimmers will have a total of 186 signs on them put up by the Costa Rica Tourist Board (ICT).

The announcement was made public this Friday during the Government Board meeting in Quepos by the Minister of Tourism, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, who emphasized on the importance that local tourists and foreigners take precautionary measures when visiting these beaches.

“For the ICT, to safeguard our tourists, whether locals or foreigners who enjoy our beaches, is of utmost importance. This is the reason why we have decided to invest in putting up signs with precautionary measures on beaches that require swimmers to be more careful due to the sea tides,” stated Benavides.

The ICT invested 24 million colons for this purpose, this amount included manufacturing and installing the signs on the different beaches. The company that won the bidding process for this project is M&P Obras Civiles, J&L Señalización y Arquitectura S.A.

An important aspect is that the signs were fabricated with galvanized iron with high intensity reflective aluminum, which helps prevent them from the sea salinity. To prevent the signs from being stolen, their bases were reinforced making it difficult for them to be removed. Also, the information on the signs is in both English and Spanish making them easy for tourists to understand.

The installation of the signs will take roughly two weeks. They will be installed for the first phase on 19 beaches located in the towns of Esparza, Garabito, Parrita, Aguirre, Osa, Golfito, Liberia, Santa Cruz, Limón, and Talamanca.

For each one of the beaches considered, based on studies from the Lifeguard National Association and on the Emergency National Commission, two types of signs will be put, precautionary and preventive for a total of 6 signs on every beach positioned with GPS.

ICT Costa Rica Tourism Board (July 12., 2007) San Jose, Costa Rica