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A Colorful Festival

If you’re in Puntarenas on the Saturday closest to July 16, you can witness the Fiesta del Virgen del Mar (Festival of the Virgin of the Sea). A regatta of colorfully decorated boats carries a statue of Puntarenas’s patron saint along the waterfront, but the Paseo de los Turistas makes for a good place to catch the pageantry. Note: Hotels sell out far in advance and charge peak rates during the festival.

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