As I mentioned yesterday, Tamarindo is a very small town, but it is worthwhile that it has a children's park, as modest as it is. After all, there are times that children want to play on regular land, rather than always playing on the beach and in the ocean, even if it is a world-class beach.
These photos also give a glimpse of the lush vegetation in Tamarindo. This park is in the heart of central Tamarindo, yet there are lots of trees. It is a challenge, of course, to preserve the vegetation as additional condos and businesses are built.
Last year, the President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias, executed an Executive Order to restrict the density of buildings in the Northwest Pacific coast of the country. The Order requires that about half of all land be left in grass and trees when new condos or other development projects are built. It also restricted the height of buildings near the ocean.