Puntarenas

Yesterday we played tourist in Puntarenas.  We needed to go to town for the bank and to do a little shopping, so we decided to go around lunch time and enjoy one of the many restaurants along the waterfront.

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We walked along the ocean side of the city out to the end of the point and returned to the city for our shopping and to find a bus back to the marina.  Puntarenas is a city built on a long narrow sand spit.  The ocean side has a nice pier and a park along the water.  The estero side has many fish boats and the facilities for unloading supplies for the city.  The big ship port is in the next area south of here, Caldera, where there is a big new container port.