Tamarindo residents plan to meet later this month to discuss ways in which the water in the community’s bay can be improved. The goal is to recapture a blue flag that is awarded to environmentally savvy locations.
Tamarindo Recycles, the local organization that it trying to keep the town clean, said that a blue flag will help the Pacific beach community attract more tourists.
The town still is reeling as a result of the public relations nightmare three years ago with a government study found coliform bacteria in amounts from 3.3 to 329 times the permitted quantity for swimming. The study was done by the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, the water company. That news went around the world.
The meeting will be Oct. 27 in the Hotel Tamarindo Diria, said an e-mail announcement.