Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beach front school at Playas del Coco

I mentioned a couple of days ago that the beach front at Playas del Coco did not have a strip of shops, restaurants or condos. This school yard is located right where the main street reaches the beach. My back is to the beach as I took this photo.

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.

4 comments:

brattcat said...

I was thinking recess must be a joy, but it's Costa Rica...much of the day must feel like recess, especially to a child.

Sharon said...

this is such an attractive building. I think the children who go to school here are pretty lucky.

Jarart said...

I'm thinking how peaceful it would be to go to school in that building, with the sound of the waves lapping at the beach and the sea birds calling in the distance. It would be a perfect setting to learn in...or nap in.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a nice place for a school and a big schoolyard without a lot of traffic.

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