Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Overview of Tamarindo

This overview of Tamarindo shows one of the main intersections in the heart of town, where the large white condominium dominates the skyline, the southern end of Tamarindo beach and bay at low tide, and Playa Langosta in the distance.  the tall condo at the top of the photo is the Crystal Sands, which I have shown in the past.

The yoga dance studio that I showed yesterday is in the building whose roofline is visible in the front left.  The most controversial aspect illustrated by this photo is the effect on the skyline of large condo buildings.  I showed one of the anti-development posters on a store in the old part of town a few days ago.  The old part of town is under the trees in the right side of this photo.

I like that the center of town has so many trees and preserve the small town atmosphere of the area.  On the other hand, the development of condos and hotels allows more people to enjoy the area and supports the restaurants, shops, tour guides and jobs in the area.

The beach is at low tide.  You can see how gradual the slope of the beach is.  At the wide part of the beach is the location of the Capitan Suizo Resort.  It has a nice restaurant right on the beach, which is hidden under the canopy of the trees.

This week we are showing photos of the Khmer jungle temples of Cambodia on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

7 comments:

Kate said...

The curve of the beach is breathtaking. Despite some of the economic advantages for the natives, I dislike high rises; they negatively affect the landscape.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shot. Where did you have to go to take it?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Glad so much greens are kept!

Sharon said...

It really is amazing how you can only really see those two tall buildings. All the rest are hidden by the lush jungle canopy. This photo also gives me a better sense of the lay of the land.

Judy said...

No one in town is very far from the beach.

Jack said...

If someone appointed me zoning czar, I would probably limit building height to five stories or so. But, so far no one has offered that appointment.

Robert Geiss said...

... to be a bird.

Please have you all a good Thursday.

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