I went to Costa Rica for Christmas and all I got was diarrhea
Posted: December 27th, 2010 - 1:18pm by Doug Powell
Not me. We’re enjoying the balmy Kansas weather and an empty college town as the rest of the country fights snow and rain.
But as reported by HotelChatter, Costa Rica's Barcelo Tambor Beach hotel had to close after a nasty diarrhea outbreak last week.
The health ministry shut it down after 150 people reportedly sought treatment late last week at a local clinic after suffering from such symptoms as nausea, cramps and vomiting, though the hotel only reported 37 cases of the runs.
The hotel, which has a picturesque beach location on the on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Ballena Bay, isn't allowed to accept new guests and is supposed to evacuate current hotel guests within 24 hours. However, the health ministry said it could take up to a week to do that properly.
Initially, officials thought it was food poisoning. But now the hotel is looking to see if the pool was the culprit.