PUNTARENAS is a city of contrasts.
It’s a place where you can go from the deck of a luxury catamaran to the back of a horse and buggy in less than an hour. It’s a place that offers both tropical beaches and lush rainforests, modern city life and rural traditions. And it’s a place where you can explore for days on end and still find new things to see and do.
If you’re docking at Caldera, our tour operator can arrange a custom tour that includes a visit to the maritime museum, the city’s old quarter and a unique black-sand beach. Those with time to explore further afield can ride a rainforest tram, sip fresh-roasted coffee beans on a plantation tour or tour the cloud forest of Monteverde.
Befitting a coastal city, you can hop in a private boat for some high-energy reel-’em-in sport fishing, or take off for Tortuga Island for an afternoon cruise with your family. Come dinner time you’ll be spoiled for choice, with open-air restaurants serving the catch of the day while you savor a tumbler of Guaro, the local liquor.