Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gulf of Papagayo, from the air

This is a photo of the Gulf of Papagayo as the airplane was on its approach for a landing at the international airport near Liberia. The Gulf of Papagayo is an ambitious tourism development project that has located hotels and resorts in the area.

The Papagayo Peninsula is on the left of this photo, and I will show some more photos of it in the future. It is the location of the Four Seasons Resort, a very exclusive and expensive resort.

My opinion of Papagayo is that it has been helpful in enhancing the reputation and putting Guanacaste, the northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica, "on the map" for upscale tourism visitors and development. After all, if a Four Seasons, and now a J.W. Marriott very close to Tamarindo, have located here, people will know that it must be a very nice place to visit.

Papagayo is very scenic, as you can see here, but my wife and I prefer the Tamarindo area because we like a long stretch of beach for long walks along the beach.

We are showing photos of the Big Island of Hawaii this week on Viva la Voyage, our travel photo site.

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks fine from the air, Dave. I suppose to a tourist who is never around places like this, that it would be like a Paradise. I am guessing, though, it has some of the same problems we all got in this world but more or less of things like crime and punishment, or rich and poor.

brattcat said...

It looks like the world must look from outer space, a curved and sparkling gem.

Jacob said...

A gorgeous photo, Dave. Looks like a postcard.

Sharon said...

Great shot out of an airplane window! You can almost see into the water.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great aerial photo.

Tracy said...

Nice shot from the plane window. I need to try this sometime - only problem is I like the aisle seat. :-)

JM said...

This is simply wonderful! What a view!

You know what, David? Your comment from March 26 'landed' on by blog yesterday!!! Can you believe this?

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy to see such beauty still being left.
Please have you all a great Thursday.

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