Coast guard boat being transformed into Golfito maritime museum

A retired coast guard boat is being converted into a maritime museum in Golfito, and the public is invited to view it starting next Wednesday.

The museum is a joint project between the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas and the Federación Costarricense de Pesca. The goal is to display creatures that live in the nearby Gulfo museum080715Dulce as an educational project.

Carlos Hiller, the painter, is working on the interior panoramas.

He is well-known for his depictions of undersea life in general and those in the vicinity of the Parque Nacional Isla del Coco.

The museum is at the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas in Golfito, and admission is free.

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