Saturday, July 23, 2011

The end of the estuary

This is as far as we could walk up the Langosta Estuary. The trees on both sides of the estuary are mangrove trees.

In Costa Rica, all mangroves are protected, even if they are not located in a national park. Building and development is not allowed in mangrove areas.

There is no path along the shore of the estuary because of the density of the mangroves, as I will show you tomorrow.

The Langosta estuary provides a natural barrier that separates Playa Langosta from the area inland, and makes Langosta feel like a peninsula, as there is only one road into and out of Langosta from the north, where it borders Tamarindo. There is no road across the mangrove or estuary.

This week we are showing photos of the festive pedestrian street Las Ramblas of Barcelona on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


brattcat said...

beautiful, dave.

Jack said...

Mangroves deserve to be protected, for many reasons. Beauty, breeding grounds, erosion control, etc.

Sharon said...

It looks like a river leading into the wildnerness.

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