Puntarenas is located in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

2 Trips in Puntarenas

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Crocodile Man One Day Boat Tour

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4 hour sailing, yachting and motor boating tour through Central Valley and Puntarenas. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Costa Rica Itinerary Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Sailing, yachting and motor boating
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica to Panama

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8 day cruise tour to Puerto Caldera, Playa Biesanz and 6 other destinations travelling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
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  • Operator Peregrine Adventures Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Cruise
  • Age Range7 to 99 years old
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Puntarenas - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

A trip to Puntarenas should be one of the top priorities for every explorer and adventurer who finds themselves in Costa Rica. Offering the very best of the country’s biodiversity, in this province you’ll find luscious rainforests, exotic wildlife and heavenly beaches. A holiday in Puntarenas is bound to be an exciting and rewarding experience, especially for travelers who prefer to keep things off the beaten path.

Travel Highlights

  • Stretching along the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio National Park is one of Costa Rica’s most popular nature reserves. It is home to thick tropical forests, coral reefs and exquisite sandy beaches.
  • Monteverde, a town situated in the northern part of the province, is famous for the otherworldly Cloud Forest, as well as many exotic animal species.
  • Puntarenas, the capital of the province, is a vibrant port town whose rich maritime history is felt at every step. Here, you will find cozy eateries, colorful architecture and lively promenades.
  • Bahía Drake is a wild getaway situated on the Osa peninsula. This slice of tropical paradise is home to howler monkeys, scarlet macaws and playful dolphins.
  • Santa Teresa Beach is known across the country for its translucent sand and crystal-clear waters. It is also a popular destination for snorkeling and kite-surfing.

Travel Tips

  • If you’re visiting this province during the summer months, try to catch Fiesta de la Virgen Del Mar which takes place in the town of Puntarenas every July 16. The townsfolk celebrate the patron Virgin by cruising around the marina in opulently adorned boats.
  • Visitors who feel like going further afield can book a ride to the Isla del Coco, an uninhabited getaway nestled 350 miles south of the Costa Rican coast. This remote getaway is a prime destination for scuba diving.
  • Puntarenas is characterized by tropical climate year-round; however, the period between December and April draws the biggest crowds due to lack of rain and humidity.