Why Ecuador is warning travelers to avoid the country’s tourist resorts
Ecuador has warned travelers to stay away from its national parks and beaches after heavy rain and strong winds washed away the coastal resorts of Cancun, Puerto Madero and Cabo San Lucas.
Ecuador has also issued a travel advisory for the islands and neighboring Costa Rica, saying that travel is restricted to its coast and beaches.
Ecuador has issued a tourist advisory for Puerto Maderio, Costa Rica.
Ecuador said in a statement that it is suspending its own coastal travel advisory and is issuing an emergency travel warning to other states, countries and organizations in order to reduce the risk of coastal erosion.
Ecuador issued a second travel advisory after heavy rains caused landslides in Cabo Piedras National Park in Costa Rica on Sunday, and heavy rainfall caused floods and landslides throughout the Caribbean island nation on Monday.
The islands of Puerto Maderia and Puerto Mares in the Costa Rican province of Puerto Vallarta have been affected by heavy rainfall and landsliding that have caused flooding and landslisions in recent days, according to a statement by Ecuador’s tourism department.
The resort of Cucuyes in Puerto Valleria was also damaged by landslides.
The island is located in the Caribbean Sea, which is currently the center of Tropical Storm Jonas.
On Sunday, Ecuador also suspended its own travel advisory in Puerto Maldonado, a tourist destination in the country that has been hit by heavy rains and flooding, as well as heavy rains in Cabuco, Costa Ricans southern neighbor.
Ecuador suspended its travel advisory to Cancún, Puerto Rico, after heavy rainfall swept away some of the coastal towns and townships.
The Ecuadorian government has said it will send a team to Puerto Maldoades resort, where the damage caused by the landslides has been reported, in order “to determine the extent of the damage.”
The tourism department of Ecuador has announced the suspension of its tourist travel advisory on Costa Rica and Cuba, as the two nations have reported significant damage due to the heavy rains.
The Costa Rican and Cuban governments said they have suspended their own tourist advisory as well.
In Ecuador, the countrys coastal resorts are protected under the UNESCO Convention of the Great Barrier Reef, which Ecuador says it is “proud to be a part of.”
In a statement on Sunday , Ecuador’s Tourism Ministry said that Ecuador will send an expedition to Puerto Madera to explore the damage and the damage to the coral reefs that it has created.
The Costa Rican government has also suspended travel advisories in Caba San Lucas, Puerto Malda, Puerto Vallaya and Puerto Maldoz, saying it is sending a team of experts to the islands to investigate the damage.
The National Disaster Center of Ecuador, which coordinates the country s disaster management, said it has received a report of the landslide damage in Puerto Maderena and Puerto Vallante.
In a tweet on Sunday morning, it said it is monitoring the situation.
In Puerto Maldón, a popular tourist destination along the Costa Rica coast, residents of Cabo Puerto and Puerto Mazar are reporting landslides and flooding in Cabobas resort, the National Disaster Centre of Ecuador said.
In Cancuno, a resort town in Costa Rico, the national disaster centre said that the coastal resort of Costa Caribe has been flooded and is facing erosion.
In an earlier tweet, the center said that heavy rainfall in the coastal area was the main cause of erosion.
A number of the islands resorts have been damaged in recent weeks due to landslides, floods and coastal erosion caused by heavy rain, landslides caused by strong winds, and flooding due to heavy rains, the centre said.