Here is the set up for the annual New Year's Eve party at the Tamarindo Diria Resort. All of the hotel guests are seated at tables around the large swimming pool, followed by a concert at an amphitheater that is next to the pool.
In past years, the concerts have featured the band "Las Tortugas," which is a Costa Rican rock band that plays the music of the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and other rock bands. They are outstanding, and my friends in the USA enjoy listening to the CD of their music.
The band's lead guitarist and vocalist is Abraham Valenzuela, whose "day job" is being an internationally acclaimed architect. He has designed some of the luxury homes in the area, including a stunning Moroccan-themed estate on the beach at Playa Langosta. He is also the architect for the condo buildings of our two condo's in the area, one in Playa Langosta and one on the grounds of the Diria Resort. In these days of lots of people playing out their rock star fantasies by computer, it is heartwarming to see someone who has been able to get up on the stage and lead a rock band in real life.