Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tamarindo bay

This is a view of Tamarindo Bay from the southern side of Tamarindo beach, looking north.

The southern end of the beach is protected from the full waves of the ocean by an island and reef, which is why the waves are small here and there are boats moored in the bay.

Tamarindo was a fishing village, but there is no dock or pier. There are fishing boats and excursion boats that take tourists out for snorkeling and other trips. To reach the boats, they will bring rafts up on the beach and shuttle the tourists out to the boats through the waves.

This is a late afternoon shot, as you may be able to tell by the sun hitting the boats and waves. After the late afternoon, you know what comes next, of course. I will begin a series tomorrow to share that with you.

Today is Sunday, so that means that we have posted new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are taking you across the Pacific Ocean from Costa Rica to Hawaii to show you something that we also have in Costa Rica -- an active volcano. (We do not have active volcanoes in the part of Costa Rica near Tamarindo, however.)

11 comments:

Jacob said...

Such a beautiful place...one of the nicest areas I've seen for boating, swimming and water sports...

And your condo looks out over this, right?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Jacob,

We have one condo that looks out over the southern half of Tamarindo Bay from the beach area in the center of town. It is the same direction as today's photo, but from a different angle, as our view is of the beach, the point to the south and out to sea.

We have another condo that looks directly out to the ocean from Langosta beach, which is just around the point on the south end of Tamarindo beach. You will see photos of its view during the next few days.

I have links to my listings both condos in the top left margin of this website. It is only about a 10 minute walk between the two condos.

Thank you for asking.

cieldequimper said...

Dave, methinks that's JUST what I NEED NOW! :-)

JM said...

Beautiful photo, colours and atmosphere! Pitty we can't smell it... Someone should have already invented this! LOL!

Rob and Mandy said...

Very peaceful.
Dave, you might want to read this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8498456.stm
Why Costa Rica scores well on the happiness index

Sharon said...

I like this spot where you can see the boats and the little mountian in the background.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I love the hills and clouds, and I especially enjoy seeing the happy swimmers in the surf! I'm imagining myself diving off my boat (one of those anchored there, o'course) and swimming to shore.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Jarart said...

I see lots of boats in the water but also lots of people! Nice scene.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a beautiful bay!

brattcat said...

Gorgeous shot. May I share a room with Ciel?

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Wonderful bay and a beautiful picture!

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