Tamarindo 2010 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
From 2010 http://surfingtamarindo.blogspot.com/
Good Witch’s Rock Surf Camp making their property open and making the beachfront more accessible – Joe and Holly have put a lot of effort into building a sustainable business that looks good too. Did you know that most of the used deep fat oil from many local establishments is converted into diesel by WRSC?
Kelly’s making the entrance of Tamarindo look good with his storefronts – it looks great. Maybe they rest of Tam can keep up with Kelly’’s example.
Water clean – the ocean has been clean and free of pollution this year. I love swimming in Tamarindo again!
Gil’s getting his own place – damn great burritos and a good locals’ hang out without getting gouged.
Cassie’s recycling still going strong – in a country where people litter, it’s great to see recycling going strong here.
Road to my house – amazingly enough, they graded the hill to my house
Sandbar out front returned – makes for some wicked waves again
Neighbors bickering – there is no community spirit here. Not at all. Businesses fight, people accuse others of developing on public property, there is no chamber of commerce, some chick complains about dog shit on the beach while her hotel uses a septic field that is literally 10 feet from the beach, and it goes on.
Internet slow – like brutally slow. My VoIP won’t even work now. They don’t understand that more people online equates to less bandwidth. Seriously. I told them that and they said it wasn’t how the internet worked.
AYA and their takeover – water never works and smells like bleach. And last year they tried to gringo tax us all with my bill going from $15 to $100 in one month. It’s back down to $18 now.
Langosta road and ex president lying -the road still isn’t done even after locals shelled out thousands to ex Prez Arias who promised a paved road.
No lifeguards and an irresponsible hotels like Diria (lots of employees seemingly doing God knows what when I order food, but they can’t afford a lifeguard?)
Passitiempo still closed – those new owners came in thinking they knew all that and a bag of chips. Hint for anyone buying a business. Don’t fire the employees and bring your nephews from LA in to run it.
Babylon closed – Thursday nights are missed.
SUP’s in the line up – In the USA they are classified as boats and not allowed on the breaks or in swimming areas. If you want to SUP, go and do it Laird Hamilton style in 16 foot waves instead of hogging the rivermouth
Fires – we lost some great businesses and hangout places due to fires that could have been put out had there been a fire station here. Taxes come into Tamarindo and are spent in San Jose
Helicopter – that mother fucker of a helicopter pilot who insists at flying dangerously close to the water and beaches. FAA rules allow for a minimum or 500 feet over beaches and populated areas. Fucking idiot fucking dumbasses with no respect for the planet.
Robberies and useless police – the police here remain as useful as tits on a bull. Missing people, robberies, and an infestation of criminal activity has gone unchecked. Right now we have a missing friend under suspicious circumstances. Where are the police? Probably drinking or setting up roadblocks to take bribes from the tourists.