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The Pez Vela (sailfish) from the marina in Quepos. I had a nice sunny day in Quepos. I saw there a lot of iguanas and it was a great joy for me.

This beautiful Sailfish is made of reused plastic bottles. The entire construction process took more than 180 hours, so working over 15 days. The sculpture consists of over 3500 bottles, 3000 caps, and is an impressive 13 meter in length and weighs 200 kilos.
This sailfish represents hope for the future of Quepos. Many hands joined together to make it a reality, working together under the blazing sun and the occasional rain storm. Art projects like this are a way to reuse plastics and raise awareness of the plastic problem. (https://marineconservationcostarica.org/community-eco-art-in-quepos/)

Marina Pez Vela (Sailfish) offers rivals any world-class marina. Designed and sport fishermen in custody, the marina provides a safe place for charter boats. The marina is located on the Pacific coast, in Quepos.


The sailfish is one or two species of marine fish. They are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristically large dorsal fin known as the sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated rostrum (bill) consistent with that of other marlins and the swordfish. Sailfish live in colder pelagic waters of all Earth's oceans and hold the record for the fastest speed of any marine animal. (Wikipedia)


Google map: 9.426368,-84.167276.
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13757 W: 141 N: 35631] (160122)
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