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Puntarenas Travel Guide, Costa Rica

Puntarenas, Coast Rica is the capital of the Puntarenas province, which is also the largest province in Costa Rica.  The main attraction of this area is the beautiful coastline, which is over 500 miles long.

Puntarenas has many natural resources, beaches, and national parks in close proximity to the city.  The city gets hundreds of tourists a day as this is a common port for cruise ships.  Many of these tourists venture into the country and meet their ship in Limon several days later to continue on their cruise.

Puntarenas City is the principal center for this area of Costa Rica and is great for stopovers, shopping and nightlife.  Many all-inclusive vacation packages are available at the hotels and cabins near the sea.

Puntarenas offers just about any activity you can imagine, from horseback riding to bicycling.  There are cultural museums and extravagant shops.  Sport fishing and bird watching are also popular in this area.  With the forests and mountains, there is a wide variety of animals to hunt with a camera.

You’ll find festivals for every interest, from jazz to fruit fairs to the Virgin of the Sea.  Speaking of the sea, the beaches in Puntarenas are one of the main attractions to this area.  With over 500 miles of shoreline, there is spot on the beach for all.  The shoreline has hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, and shops for all.

On the inner part of the Nicoya Gulf is an estuary that stretches out for over eight kilometers.  It is home for many different types of bird, which are also drawn to the calm waters.  Many of the tourists to the area enjoy waterskiing and fishing here.

This city has so much to offer anyone who enters.  Consider Puntarenas for your next getaway.

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