Three Guanacaste hotels face long-running water shortage

Hotels at Playa Langosta in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, are dealing with a water shortage that has forced establishments to use their own water supply for the last two weeks, according to staff at Hotel y Villas Cala Luna.

The staff members also said that they are still waiting on a response from the national water company to know how long this temporary solution will have to continue.

Three managers from hotels Cala Luna, Capitán Suizo, and Barceló Langosta Beach sent a note July 12 to the Dirección Regional de Guanacaste of the Instituto Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados explaining how since July 9 the decrease in the water supply had caused a major effect on their business.

Hotels operators said they learned that the lack of water came
from the reduction in the flow of two wells that supply the system in the area. This reduction caused the hotels to have periods of no water throughout the days, they said in the letter.

“The situation for us is more alarming when, according to information received from the local office, the little volume that is supplying us is the result of a bypass of the wells that supply Tamarindo of which there is already one that is dry and only one left to rely on,” the directors wrote.

Hotel operators are concern that if the problem is not solved, there will be a negative effect on tourism and the reputation of their businesses will be damaged.

For this reason, hotel owners are requesting both a short- and long-term solution to ensure that their daily operations are not further affected.

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