Friday, August 2, 2013
View of Tamarindo Bay and Playa Grande
The preservation or development of Playa Grande is very controversial. This beach is the main nesting site for the endangered Pacific leatherback tortoise. They swim here from the Galapagos Islands to lay their eggs. If there is more development, the lights from buildings will confuse and deter them from nesting here.
The beach at Playa Grande is part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park. My wife went on tortoise watching outing with a park ranger. They take people in small groups out on the beach at night, with red night lights, and wait for tortoises to come ashore to lay eggs. None came the night she went there.
This week we are showing photos from Cabra Castle, a castle-hotel northwest of Dublin Ireland, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.