Today the Government announced that 17 cantons of Costa Rica have lowered their status from orange to yellow alert, including Nicoya, the canton to which Nosara belongs.

The yellow category will apply starting Saturday, August 1. With this, throughout the month of August, the residents of Nosara will be able to circulate from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends, circulation will be until 7 p.m.

Next, we will detail which plates do NOT circulate according to the day and according to the last digit they end:

Monday: 1 and 2

Tuesday: 3 and 4

Wednesday: 5 and 6

Thursday: 7 and 8

Friday: 9 and 10

Saturday: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8

Sunday: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Throughout the month of August, restaurants, sodas, cafes and shops will be able to operate Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday to Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a maximum occupancy capacity of 50%.

The hotels will be able to operate with a capacity of 100%, but with their common areas at 50%. In other words, they will be able to offer all of their rooms, but their restaurants, gyms, rest areas or any other common area that the hotel offers must be no more than 50% occupied.

Access to beaches in yellow alert cantons will be permitted from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, with social distance measures of 1.8 meters respecting social bubbles.

In the case of the beaches included within the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, such as Guiones and Pelada, the hours will also be from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., according to the administration of the Refuge. It should be noted that the only sports activities  within those beaches are surfing, swimming, running and walking.

 It is forbidden within the refuge to: stay in one place, have  group sports, crowds, pets and alcohol consumption.

Bars, clubs and casinos still do not have permission to operate – even in places with an orange or yellow alert.