Excitement of the local team
Trip Start Jul 24, 2012
9Trip End Jul 28, 2012
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What I did
Football stadium and downtown
The speed limit was 40 kilometers per hour (25 mph) and I was being passed like I was sitting still. Even when there was no real lane to pass. I just pulled to the right and let them by.
Downtown there was a lot of activity and so we parked to see what all the excitement was about.
Puntarenas has a public beach along the south side of the town and as you can imagine there were a lot vendors selling anything you could imagine for a successful day at the beach. It was interesting, it was picturesque, and we enjoyed walking the streets. A number of people stopped us and asked us where we were from, shook our hands, told us about themselves, and all in all we found everyone friendly and outgoing.
On the return trip we saw two separate police checkpoints, pulling traffic over to examine papers, I believe. We were not included in the checkpoints. For a country without a military there sure is a large police presence.
Back to the Double Tree, it has been a long and exhausting day.