The municipality of Hojancha has been working on beautifying Carrillo beach. So far, they have invested 7,443,953 colones (about $14,887) in improvements at the beach known locally for its line of hundreds of palms trees. The improvements include new concrete tables and stools, public accesses with a ramp and stairs so people can go up to the lookout point, as well as wooden hand rails for safety.
They also planted native trees for shade, such as Olive, Jicaro and Lorito (also known as Ardillo). Work began in November of 2013 and will continue later in 2014, working by sections until the entire beach is beautified.
The funds come from 40% of the resources from the Maritime Land Zone (ZMT- Zona Maritimo Terrestre) canon tax, according to Leidy Carrillo, in charge of the municipal ZMT department for Hojancha.
About ten years ago, a restaurant existed on the lookout point, which Carrillo said was illegal. Now everyone can enjoy the view from the lookout. Carrillo said the view of the sunset from there is “very lovely”.