Got Fries with that Shake?
Costa Rica is known to have earthquakes every single day. Don’t be alarmed because these are mostly little tremors you can’t even feel but do show up on the richter scale.
Costa Rica sits on the subduction fault of the Coco & Caribbean plates, making it a region for earthquakes and volcanos. A few times a year, you might feel a slight tremor, and once a decade, there is a quake that will actually do some damage.
One of the more recent quakes was the 1991 quake of Limon, which put an end to the railroad in Costa Rica. Another recent quake was Cinchona, and a few hundred tourists were evacuated from La Paz Waterfall Gardens. I and a few guides even took part in the rescue operations. Over 30 lives were lost in this quake and major road damage. No tourist lives were lost, and the evacuation was run smoothly.
Costa Rica has an excellent response to earthquakes, and modern building codes result in little infrastructure damage during earthquakes.