To the right is the 4,500 acre master-planned Hacienda Pinilla project, with homes, a golf course, and the new J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort.
The Langosta estuary separates Langosta from the rest of Tamarindo and Hacienda Pinilla. It makes Langosta sort of like a peninsula, as there is only one road in and out because he estuary snakes behind Langosta to provide a natural area as a buffer between Langosta and the rest of Tamarindo.
The Langosta estuary flows out to the sea at low tide, such as the time that this photo was taken, and flows in to the estuary at high tide.