Puntarenas, Costa Rica Cruise Port

3.9 out of 5

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About Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas is a paradise of sand beaches, pristine rainforests, and tranquil turquoise seas. Guests will find themselves in a watersport-lover's paradise, with fun-filled options ranging from water skiing to scuba diving readily available throughout the province. Puntarenas boasts mild weather and tropical sunshine, offering languid days to spend relaxing in the surf and sand.

What people said about this port:

"Our excursion included a tram ride into the rain forest and a good lunch." in 8 reviews.

"We got to see a lot of wildlife and the train ride was the best." in 4 reviews.

"The Pura Vida Gardens are beautiful." in 2 reviews.


126 reviews and tips of Puntarenas, Costa Rica




carmenkoestler
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We took a bus tour from a salesman out by the end of the pier. We went to feed the monkeys, see the crocodile and to a rainforest garden. We paid $25 each. The ship excursion was $115 each. We stopped at the same places.

Visited: Mar 27, 2016

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marganne
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

Costa Rica is the most beautiful country and i'm so glad I did the full day tour into the high country to a coffee plantation. It was so hot and humid on the coast, so the cool interior was a welcome change. We had several stops on the way including a great shop with an amazing painted exterior, covered in paintings of local birds, traditional buildings and carts. The tour of the coffee plantation was really interesting and included a lovely lunch of local food, plus the chance to taste all of the different types of coffee they sold. Just make sure to buy some to take home. A note to Aussies - you can bring it back. Just make sure you declare it though.

Visited: Apr 20, 2014

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cat55
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

The mangrove boat ride was a great with wonderful views of scarlet macaws and crocodiles. The train ride was a little disappointing because the train slipped on tracks that had grass growing and someone had to get out and sand the tracks in front of the train. We almost missed the ship sailing (although they would have waited)

Visited: Jul 20, 2017

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sensei471
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Took a United Cruise excursion. It was one of the best excursions to the hanging bridges. Small bus that went in areas where the large tour buses couldn't go. Also went down the river where our tour guide fed the alligators...UNBELIEVABLE!

Visited: Nov 07, 2015

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Kanzus
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

We've been to Costa Rica before and love it; this particular port requires extensive driving for the tours. Our guide here was really lousy.

Visited: Feb 19, 2017

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