This photo shows the cowboys who were tending to the cattle herd that we encountered on a rural back road about 15 minutes inland from Tamarindo. They are part of a long tradition of cattle ranching in Guanacaste, the northwest province of Costa Rica. They were cheerful and not reluctant to be photographed.
This week we are showing photos of the dry, mountainous Atacama Desert of northern Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. It is quite a contrast to the lush green coastal lowlands of Costa Rica.