Friday, November 5, 2010

Playas del Coco town

This is a photo of the main street in "downtown" Playas del Coco. The town is a mixture of businesses that cater to tourists, such as the sport fishing shop you see on the right, and small shops and restaurants that cater to locals and visitors.

Another difference between Playas del Coco and Tamarindo is that in Tamairndo the main street runs along the beach, whereas in Playas del Coco the main street runs perpendicular to the beach, where it stops. There are very few businesses along the beach, in Playas del Coco. In fact, there is a school yard and some houses were local people live along the beach in Playas del Coco, whereas in Tamarindo there are condos ranging in price to more than a half million dollars (U.S.) near the beach, with virtually no Costa Ricans left. The condos in Playas del Coco are set up in the hills, overlooking the ocean.

This week we are showing photos of the fjords of Norway on our travel photo site, Viva la Voyage.

5 comments:

brattcat said...

I heard on the news that there was a landslide in Costa Rica with fatalities. Do you know any more?

Sharon said...

There are lots of trees to shade Main Street here.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

sounds very local and nice

Jarart said...

I like all the greenery lining the street. It's good that the local people still are able to have beach front houses there. I had wondered about that.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,

Yes, there was a tragic mudslide near San Jose, about 4 1/2 hours away from us. I have changed my post for tomorrow to give information about it.

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