Lucas Peterson, travel columnist for the New York Times, came out in defense of Costa Rica after the December 31st plane crash that took place in Nandayure.
Ten American citizens died in this tragedy and the news went around the world. In fact, this was the biggest air accident of 2017. However, the communicator made it clear that this does not stain the image of a wonderful country to travel.
Peterson has written for GQ, Lucky Peach, Eater, LA Weekly and Food Republic and defended the country in The New York Times, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world.
The tragedy of this event is especially difficult to reconcile with the extraordinary beauty of Costa Rica -a place to which I would return without hesitation. Are small aircraft more dangerous than commercial aircraft? Yes. But I would say not so dangerous as to miss the opportunity to see everything that Costa Rica has to offer,”
wrote Peterson in his article.
In the text, Peterson highlights his experiences touring Costa Rica, the political history of the country, and the biodiversity of this land.
Experiencing Costa Rica’s “pura vida” is something unique: it’s full of energy and a contagious and memorable spirit, and I hope to experience it again in the near future.”