Tuesday, July 30, 2013
View to the southern end of Tamarindo Beach
The tall building reaching above the tree canopy is the Crystal Sands condo on Langosta Beach. It is 7 stories tall. If it were 4 stories tall, it would not be visible from a distance.
Most land near the beach is now restricted so that tall buildings can no longer be built along the beach. Some of the land is grandfathered so that the right to build near the beach is preserved.
The land ownership rights are complicated, but in the future there will be fewer, and shorter, buildings on the beach, and developers will be required to keep half of the land in vegetation rather than buildings, parking lots, and sidewalks.
This week we are showing photos from Cabra Castle, a castle-hotel northwest of Dublin Ireland, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.