There are condos under construction near the point that divides Tamarindo beach from Langosta beach. Perhaps to save the cost of cutting the grass, there are several cows who graze during the day on the lawn of the condos, which are part of the Tamarindo Preserve project.
In the evening, this grassy spot and the woods across the street are home to fire flies and some croaking frogs. This animal life right in the middle of town helps add variety to the walk home from dinner when we eat at one of the restaurants in the center of town rather than one of the restaurants in Langosta.
When the condos are finished, undoubtedly there will be fewer animals, although the Tamarindo Preserve project promotional materials and website talk about how the development intends to preserve natural areas within the project, which is particularly important because it borders on the Langosta estuary.