This is a sand dollar, of course, although perhaps in Costa Rica they should be called a sand Colones.
There are about 500 Colones to one dollar. All of the stores, restaurants, and other businesses in Tamarindo will accept dollars. The price tags and menus often list prices in dollars. The ATM machines in Tamarindo even give you the option of taking out cash in either Colones or dollars.
This week we have photos of the wild animals of Tanzania posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.