On an average day, if we walk the length of the beach in this photo, we might see one or two other people. We are likely to see more howler monkeys, iguanas and pelicans than people. (Howler monkeys live in groups of about 8 - 12 or so. Pelicans fly up and down the beach in V-shaped lines of about 20.)
As I mentioned yesterday, Hacienda Pinilla is a 4,500 acre master-planned, gated area. That is a reason that there are so few people on this part of the beach. Most people cannot get past the gate to go into Hacienda Pinilla. It therefore acts as a boundary for the Langosta area of Tamarindo. All of the beaches in Costa Rica are public, which means that we and others can walk along the portion of Langosta Beach that is part of the Hacienda Pinilla project, but people cannot drive into that area of the beach unless they are let in by the guard at the gate to the Hacienda Pinilla development.
I will continue our aerial tour during the next few days by showing some of views of Hacienda Pinilla from above. I predict that it will not look like what you think of when you visualize Costa Rica.
Today is Sunday, so my wife and I have posted a new series of photos on our Viva la Voyage travel site. This week, we are sharing some photos from an old seaside village on the outskirts of Casablanca, Morocco.