Monday, August 17, 2009

Tamarindo beach in front of the Diria Hotel

Continuing with our aerial tour of Tamarindo, here is an even closer view of Tamarindo beach in front of the Diria Resort complex. You can see some children playing soccer on the beach, and some people who have staked out their spots in the sand. The chairs and umbrellas that the staff at the Diria Hotel sets out for people who stay at the hotel and condos there are also neatly lined up in a row. A life guard stand is also visible.

All beaches in Costa Rica are public. People can walk up and down the beach as far as they would like, and there are plenty of places to get access to the beach. This is not like some places in Europe where beachfront hotels have roped off areas of the beach where only their guests can stay and the public cannot enjoy the same beach.

The white wall that lines the beach in this area is the dividing line between the public beach and the Diria Resort grounds. There is an entrance to the resort grounds where the little thatched roof gateway is located, and a guard there limits entrance to the resort grounds to those who are staying at the Diria Hotel or condos. Guests can enjoy the shade of the palm trees in the grassy area along the beach. They also do massages under the palm trees along the beach.

As is evident from the other photos shown in this series of photos from the gyrocopter ride that my son took, it was, unfortunately, a cloudy day when he did his gyrocopter ride. It was also low tide, and in the morning. A sunny afternoon would produce a scene with more people enjoying the beach, although it would still not be crowded by the standards of beaches in the USA or Europe.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

I'm enjoying these bird's eye view!

Jarart said...

How nice! I think all beaches should be public.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

So cool to capture the kids playing soccer on the beach. I want to sit in those beach chairs and play in the warm ocean surf.

glenda said...

This beach looks very inviting. Wish I was there.

brattcat said...

This is a good one to enlarge. So much to see. You can tell we're at low tide by the ripples in the sand. The detail is excellent here. And I'm so glad to hear all the beaches are public. Your son did a fine job with this.

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