Puntarenas

The city-port of Puntarenas is known by Costa Ricans as “the pearl of the Pacific”. It was created on a portion of land that is several kilometers long and about 400 m wide. On one side of the road you can see the Pacific Ocean and on the other side the Estuary of Puntarenas.

Puntarenas

Puntarenas

The port of Puntarenas no longer receives cargo ships; only huge cruises that are plenty of tourists from all over the world.

This city has a very popular boulevard called Paseo de los Turistas (The Tourists’ Walk). It surrounds the sea and has a large variety of businesses like restaurants, stands, bars and ice cream shops.

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