This is the town square, or football/soccer field in the middle of Villareal. Villareal is the closest "Tico" town to Tamarindo. Tamarindo is a resort town where most of the residents are foreigners because the price of houses and condos has appreciated and they have been built to the style and standards that appeal to U.S. , Canadian and European markets.
Villareal is about 5 miles (8 km) inland from Tamarindo, and many people who work in Tamarindo live there. Our lawyer, who has his office in Tamarindo, has his house in Villareal because he says that he prefers "Tico prices."
At the far left of this photo, the "A" framed building with a tin roof is the Catholic Church, which is also customarily located on the main town square.
Our photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week are some underwater close-up photos that I took of the inside of iridescent clams in Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific. If you have not seen them, I respectfully submit that it is worth a visit, as they are unique.