Today's first-of-the-month worldwide Daily Photo Theme is "no" signs. Here is a sign that gives what should be an unnecessary warning to hikers not to walk near the steam vents and bubbling, gurgling mud pots releasing scorching heat from the Rincon de la Vieja volcano.
Note that the Costa Ricans have posted the sign in English as well as Spanish, a reflection of the country's focus on eco-tourism from English-speaking countries.
Rincon de la Vieja has hiking trails past the volcancitas and fumaroles, through a lush cloud forest to waterfalls, streams and opportunities to view wildlife and tropical plants.
It was a bit of a challenge to post a "no" sign to satisfy today's Daily Photo Theme Day. Tamarindo does not have a lot of "no" signs. It does not have any traffic lights or parking meters. The attitude towards life in Costa Rica is embodied in the national expression: "Pura Vida." Although it translates as "pure life," it is used in many of the the same ways that Hawaiians use "aloha."
Here is a link to a listing of the other Daily Photo websites participating in today's Theme Day: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants