Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bus bringing workers to Tamarindo

This is a photo of one of the buses that bring workers from Santa Cruz to Tamarindo for jobs at the condos, restaurants and hotels in our area. When I showed my recent series of photos from the ranch, I mentioned that buses regularly travel down the rural unpaved road that runs by the ranch because most workers in Tamarindo live in the surrounding area and take the public buses to work.

Condos and houses in resort areas such as Tamarindo are built and priced to sell to people from the USA and Canada, and are too expensive for most local workers. This is common in many resort areas, including those in the USA, but the problem is amplified in areas of the developing world when the resort housing market caters for foreigners.

I think it is wonderful that there is good bus service for workers, even in a rural area such as the part of Costa Rica where Tamarindo. It enables people in a wider area to share int he benefits for the local economy from the tourist industry. This bus is on the road at the entrance to the Langosta section of Tamarindo.

We have photos of the Atacama Desert of northern Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week. It is an amazing, colorful, barren landscape.

10 comments:

Kate said...

This is a terrifically modern bus, so much better than those I've seen in other countries, i.e. México although the bus service there is excellent. Sounds similar to Tamarindo for the workers. Such a lush-looking environment. More like Paradise!!

Kate said...

Dave, I just read your comments on Jilly's wedding photo today...when do we get to see your son's wedding photos!! Hand 'em over!!

Lowell said...

It looks like a nice bus so that's a good thing. But it is kicking up a bit of dust.

Sharon said...

Looks like a very modern and safe bus to travel on.

Jarart said...

From what I hear, that is kind of like Sedona. But the workers have to find their own way into town.

brattcat said...

what a comfortable looking bus.

Lois said...

There are some nice reflections in the windows of that bus!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Kate,
Maybe Julie will post some of the photos on our Viva la Voyage site, or maybe I will sneak a couple here on this site. I'll let you know.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very modern bus

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree Dave, I think it's fantastic that the workers can get to their jobs in a comfortable bus, I'm sure they put in a hard days work and as you say the tourist industry is what keeps things ticking over!! I enjoyed this post and what you had to say about it.

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