Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Diria Resort and Tamarindo Beach

This is part of the grounds of the Tamarindo Diria Resort in the middle of Tamarindo beach. Two days ago I showed a tropical smoothie. What better place to enjoy a smoothie than relaxing on a lounge chair under the palm trees while listening to the waves and taking a dip in the ocean or the pool every once in a while.

I thought this photo might inspire a few day dreams for people in the U.S. Northeast who are enduring a big snow right now.

My wife and I stayed at the Diria Resort on our first trip to Costa Rica three years ago. We liked it so much we bought a condo in a new building under construction on the Diria resort grounds, with a nice view of the ocean. We later bought a second condo directly on beach in the Playa Langosta area of Tamarindo. Langosta is a quiet residential area, and I showed the ocean front in Langosta yesterday. The Diria is located right in the middle of town, with lots of restaurants and shops nearby and resort amenities.

Some people prefer the Langosta beach condo; and some prefer the Dira Resort condo. It can be a tough choice. I think I'll grab a smoothie, sit under the palm trees, and think about it. And while at the beach, I'll think about my fellow Americans in the U.S. Northeast who are digging out from the snow today.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

What a life! That photo does provide an oasis for these snow-weary eyes. Thank you. Are all of those people tourists,residents or a mix of both.

Sharon said...

What better place to contemplate...

JM said...

This is wonderful! We don't have snow here but I would definitely love to be there right now! :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
The people on the hotel grounds are all hotel guests or guests or residents of the condos on the hotel grounds.

On the beach right in front of the hotel is a mixture of people, as all beaches in Costa Rica are public property. Most of the people in Tamarindo are tourists or international residents. But Costa Ricans who live in the area do come and enjoy the beach as well.

There was a recent newspaper article that surveyed Costa Ricans and the most popular destinations for their vacations were the Pacific beach areas of Guanacaste, and Tamarindo is the largest of the beach towns.

For example, the lawyer who we use in Tamarindo does not live in Tamarindo. He explains that he prefers to live where there are "Tico prices."

Tomorrow I will show the beach in front of the hotel.

Martin In Bulgaria said...

I feel relaxed just looking at the picture!

Jarart said...

Looks relaxing.

Ming the Merciless said...

After the winter we've had up north, I'm sooooo ready for some tropical sun and beach. :-)

A fruit smoothie on those lounge chair sounds like heaven right now.

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