Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Playa Flamingo bay

On a drive north from Tamarindo, the road leads to Brasilito and then Playa Flamingo, and ends at Playa Potrero. This is a photo from Potrero looking back to the south across Flamingo bay.

This is a scenic bay that is the best natural harbor in the area. There are fishing and tourist boats in the bay, some homes, condos hotels and restaurants, but not a real town like Tamarindo.

There was a proposal a few years ago to develop a large marina, capable of accommodating cruise ships. The losing bidder for the rights to develop the $90 million project won a bid protest case against the local governnment, and before the project could be bid a second time, the recession set in, and the project is stalled.

This week we are showing photos of Bellagio and Varenna, Italy, two charming towns on the shores of Lake Como, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Kate said...

Some say that cruise ships are good for the local economy, but I have ambivalent feelings. They tend to change the environment.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful spot. Do cruise ships stop anywhere on the Pacific side of Costa Rica?

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