Costa Rica does not have architectural remains of its Pre-Columbian heritage, unlike the Mayan cities to the north and Inca cities to the south. I therefore think it is a good thing to incorporate indigenous design elements in contemporary construction.
Santa Cruz is the nearest big town to Tamarindo, with a population of about 12,000. It is about a half hour away. In fact, Tamarindo does not have its own town government, and the city government in Santa Cruz is also the municipal government for Tamarindo.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing the interior of the Music Palace in Barcelona. If you have not been there, you are in for a treat.