Above is a photo of the interior. It is typical for a small town and functional. A comparison of this church to the granite and marble of the photos I have posted during the past few days shows how special the new church in Tamarindo is. I hope that the local "Ticos" will visit and enjoy the new St. Mary's Church in Tamarindo, while still supporting their local churches.
The photo above shows the setting for the church in Villareal. As is typical for Costa Rican towns, the church is located on the town square, and the town square is a football (or soccer in the USA) field. The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica has a ranching tradition, and as you can see in this photo, there is an old cattle corral and chute right on the town square, with the church in the background.