This is a charming location for a school yard. As an American, is strikes me as odd, and as a sign that the town was laid out before there was a tourist industry in Costa Rica. After all, would you expect to see a school yard at the main intersection of Miami Beach, Atlantic City, Waikiki, Huntington Beach, or other beach locations? Of course not.
If it were not for building restrictions on beach front land on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, I would think that it would be only a matter of time before some developer approaches the school and says, "Have I got a deal for you. How would you like a new school a few blocks away as a trade for your beach front land that looks like God created to be the perfect spot for a hotel, condos, etc."
On our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week we are showing photos of the Roman ruins in Merida, Spain, and some photos of Seville.