Friday, August 14, 2009

Aerial view of Tamarindo

This aerial photo gives an excellent overview of Tamarindo. The Tamarindo beach is at the right. In the distance at the top of the photo is Langosta beach, which is a residential area.

This photo also shows the growth of Tamarindo with the construction of new and taller hi-rise condominiums in the last 5 years. Those buildings enable people who live or stay in the condos to have a view of the ocean even if they are located a block or so back from the ocean, although the buildings also block the views of the ocean for others and they add density and height to the views of Tamarindo, as you can see in this photo.

The President of Costa Rica early last year imposed an executive order that restricts the height and density of buildings near the ocean in the Northwest Pacific region of Costa Rica where Tamarindo is located. The recession in the USA has also slowed the pace of development, as the people who purchase the condo units are primarily people from the USA and Canada, and they are less likely to have the equity in their real estate in the USA to finance their purchases of vacation property in Costa Rica.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

This is a quite a bird's eye view and I can certainly see some growth going on. I also notice the dense greenery. It almost looks like if it weren't for the high-rise buildings, the city might be hidden from view from above.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

it looks so green

Jarart said...

This shot give a good idea of the size and lay out of the town. Everything looks so green to these Arizona eyes.

glenda said...

Very nice shot. The town is quite small nestled among the green trees.

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