President Luis Guillermo Solís will be in Puntarenas this evening to inaugurate another public work that had backing from China.
The project is an amphitheater on Paseo de los Turistas that overlooks the Gulf of Nicoya and the dock where cruise ships tie up.
The project has concrete steps and seats as well as leaf-like sound reflectors over the stage area. The design will get its first real test this evening when the Banda de Conciertos de Puntarenas plays. Fireworks also are promised.
China put up $500,000, said the local government. The project is not complete, said local officials.
Concerts already are scheduled. A skate park also is being developed near the site.