Monday, December 12, 2011

Public pathway to the beach

In addition to the path to the beach that our condo developers installed, there are several small parks in Langosta that provide access to the beach. Here is one of them.

I think it is good that they keep some land with dense trees so that there will not be houses and condos along the entire beachfront. We have seen howler monkeys in the trees in this little natural area, even though it is right in the middle of beach houses and condos.

There is now a green zone for the first 200 meters from the beach that prevents new development right along the beach. Condos such as ours right on the beach are rare, as they could built up to 50 meters from the high tide line because they were grandfathered by real estate transactions that occurred before the green zone law took effect. I will admit to a certain amount of hypocrisy of enjoying a place right on the beach, but also enjoying the land left in its natural condition along the beach.

Note that the culture is to keep things natural, including not even taking shells from the beach. The small sign says that the Green Zone area is maintained by a local community group that protects Tamarindo and that the Green Zone is pursuant to an ordinance by the municipal government in Santa Cruz. I will let you draw your own conclusions regarding why the sign about not taking shells is in English only, not Spanish.

This week we have photos of villas in Bellagio, Italy, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Just like not taking cacti from the desert. Take a piece of trash from the roadside instead!

Sharon said...

Beautiful lush trees along this path.

Jarart said...

No beach combing! Interesting. I would think the tides that bring the shells to the beach would also take them back.

Jack said...

What is a little hypocrisy among friends? We have probably all had similar situations where we want others to abide by rules that exempt us. Consistency and propriety are so overrated.

glenda said...

Good for them. Like Kathys comment!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

good info to share

Rakesh Vanamali said...

One can imagine the lush green in there......

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