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Fecal coliform exceeds recommended limits at seven beaches


January 13th, 2014 ( Of 122 beaches recently evaluated by the National Water Laboratory, only seven exceeded the recommend maximum level of fecal coliform, representatives of the laboratory said.


The recommended maximum is 240 parts per 100 milliliters of water.


In Balneario, Limón, fecal coliforms exceeded 1,000 parts, while Cieneguita, also in Limon, registered significant pollution.


On the Pacific coast, Playa Herradura, Playa Azul, Tárcoles, Guacalillo, and central Quepos all exceeded 250 parts per 100 milliliters.


In Guanacaste, the Labortory said that wastewater discharges in Playas del Coco are affecting water quality.

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  • disgusted

    Here in San Jose every flush of the toilet goes down hill untreated in the rivers. Sickening. Herradura is to be avoided My family went there 3 years ago they all got sick with ear infections and one came down with the flu riding the ski boats there.

  • Erica

    The slant of this article is part of the problem with Costa Rica. “only seven”???? There shouldn’t be ANY beaches contaminated with bacteria from human sh*t, and certainly not beaches like Coco …one of the most popular spots. Oh, but it’s all pura vida, right….

    • mhogan

      I think the operative word here is pura mierda, literally and figuratively.

  • Yeims

    Nothing like a nice dip in shit at the beach. Helps to keep the tourists away, too.

  • Daffy

    This is but only one reason Costa Rica is a 3rd world country.

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