Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Langosta Beach Club; Its Background

This is the front of the Langosta Beach Club from the street. Tropical architectural and furnishings are popular in Costa Rican Pacific beach communities, as this design reflects.

This building was the sales office for a large multi-purpose condo development called The Preserve. Some of the condos have been constructed near the point that separates Tamarindo and Langosta, but the rest of the project appears stalled by the downturn in the market.

The original plans called for condos to be built on the inland side of the Langosta estuary, which was rather controversial from an environmental standpoint, a nature trail, a shopping area, and more. With the project stalled, the sales office is now being used as the Langosta Beach Club, open to others, not just residents of The Preserve, for a fee.

Tomorrow, let's walk up to the entrance for a closer look.

We are showing photos of Easter Island on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

this glass room in its setting of green is so inviting.

Kate said...

I'm glad that my instincts are accurate and confirmed by your narrative...my first reaction was "tropical architecture." It looks very inviting! Looks like there's a fan palm in front...I just discovered one and photographed it in our Como Park conservatory this past winter when I was hungry for some greenery. Lovely photo, Dave. Incidentally, had to smile when I read your comment on Jack's post yesterday about the sculpture and my reaction to it. You were spot on!!

Sharon said...

I was thinking the same thing as Kate. It has such a tropical look to it.

Jack said...

I certainly don't want to root against improvement in the economy, but I'll bet many in your area would be perfectly happy if this development stays as it is for a while, with just the open admission beach club. (Fun to see Kate's comments here . . . CDP sure is a community, isn't it?)

Lois said...

I love all the glass. It does look so lush and tropical!

Jarart said...

Nice big windows but it looks like there is exercise equipment in there and it makes me wonder why anyone would want to run on a treadmill when there are miles of beach to run on.

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