Puntarenas residents had a treat over the weekend. The Mexican training ship ARM Cuauhtemoc was in port and the crew was offering tours.
The boat leaves Tuesday, so residents have one more day to visit the 90.5-meter, three-mast sailing vessel.
In addition to training for 124 cadets, the boat is a floating public relations statement from the government of México. The boat participates in a number of tall ship events and at the end of May was in a Venezuelan harbor along with similar training ships from Latin countries.
Among the cadets are 36 women, who also are future naval officers.
This is the first time the ship has visited Puntarenas. The crew plans a musical event and demonstrations Tuesday morning at dockside where cruise ships tie up. The captain is Juan Carlos Vera Mijares.