Puntarenas Costa Rica...
Gateway to the Southern Nicoya

Puntarenas Costa Rica.

Gateway to the Southern Nicoya - this small peninsula, stretching 7 km from the main land...

Is one of the most traveled spots in all the Rich Coast.

Every year, thousands of people cross the Gulf by ferry - en route to popular places like Montezuma, Tambor, and Santa Teresa.

And yes, when you make the eventual trip yourself - see you if can catch the one that leaves at 5 o'clock...

Puntarenas Costa Rica
Sunset View, on the 5 O'Clock Ferry to Paquera

...sunset views from the deck, never fail to impress!


Especially busy on the weekends, visitors arrive from the nation's capitol - a chance to enjoy the ocean-front atmosphere along the Paseo de los Turistas...

...an area that's also the docking grounds for large cruise ships, traveling from abroad.

To learn more about Puntarenas Costa Rica, please click on any of the following links - and you'll be taken further on down the page...

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Map of Puntarenas

The following map, of Puntarenas Costa Rica - shows a large section of the Gulf of the Nicoya... ferry routes, Tortuga Island, and the towns of Paquera and Caldera included...

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Exploring Puntarenas

Some exciting things to experience in and close to Puntarenas - click on the following links and images to learn more about them...