Remember the phrase that then U.S. presidential candidate Obama uttered when he was referring to U.S. foreign policy? He said, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.” Now Costa Rica wants to spend $3 million dollars to build a new, two-story swimming pool in Puntarenas. C’mon people… isn’t this the same thing as putting lipstick on a pig?
Puntarenas is in need of a major facelift. They need to tear down the slums, build better housing, improve the roads and make the streets safer for its citizens before it needs a swimming pool! Again, this is another example of short-sighted planning or some claws buried in the pockets of local officials.
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste