Unfortunately Sector Santa María will be closed to tourists indefinitely due to several incidents of tourists being robbed on the trails.
From ACG director Alejandro Masis (translated):
“The presence of tourists in sector Santa Maria has increased significantly in recent years; on the other hand the number of staff has gone down . . . the reoccurrence of armed robberies, mostly of tourists, but also of ACG facilities and employees, has been facilitated by the limited presence of ACG staff at this site.”
Read the full press release here (Spanish): Comunicado de Prensa Sector Santa María.
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