Puntarenas , Puntarenas, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Puntarenas

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The SpaceHouse for rent only 10 minutes from downtown Puntarenas. Fully equipped with fans, air conditioning, cable TV, has 2 bedrooms with 2 double beds and a bunk bed, kitchen with breakfast area, a toilet and living room, own parking addition.
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The SpaceWelcome! Quiet hotel on the beach. This is a secret. Furnished room with private bath, including hot water. cable TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, stove, microwave, ceiling fans, floor fans, private secured parking, private bathroom, tile floors, Internet service, kitchenette, coffee maker., thick concrete wall construction and queen sized bed with the option to add more beds. Lots of cool green grass and crystal clear pool water for all kinds of BBQs and partys!! Private and secure, covered parking and swimming pool. Within walking distance to the ferry, restaurants, cruise ships, shopping and casino. See reviews. We are looking forward to hosting you and we hope you enjoy the house and the city!! Some Info about Puntarenas: Puntarenas (Pointsands, from "punta arenas", or "sand point" in Spanish) is the capital and largest city in the province Puntarenas, Costa Rica Climate: Puntarenas is generally hotter than the Costa Rican Central Valley, with daytime highs ranging from 30°C to 35°C in the coldest/hottest months, respectively. Getting AroundCheap taxis and the bus system run everywhere.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The Spacethe apartment is facing the sea, just 20 meters from the beach, with an L-shaped balcony on the second floor is very safe areas picni, internet, kitchen refrigerator and much more, with a view to the Gulf 180 degree Nicoya
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The SpaceThe studio is feature functional decor and a private patio. It has cable TV and a well-equipped kitchen area with a dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Bathroom come with free toiletries and towels. This room count with a double bed and a double sofa bed. This room uses fans, it has not air conditioned. Guest AccessYou can find bars, restaurants, discos and shops on Paseo de los Turistas Boulevard, located just 200 metres away and at the commercial area 500 metres away. The Monteverde Cloud Forest is 42 km away, while San José is around 90 km away. Interaction with GuestsYou will be receive for our small and warm family. My parents don't speak any other language besides spanish but I don't know how they always connect with all travelers, we like to say that we have the real Ticos character. Me and my daughter, we are bilingual but my daughter is still a shy girl. The name of the listing if for her. We will be pleased for attending you! Getting AroundCity of Puntarenas is the most important of the province with the same name, offering to the visitor contact and tranfer to most common location of the country. From here you can access the ferry to other beaches like Montesuma, Tambor, Mal Pais, Playa Naranjo and others. Also you can get easy access to all major bus lines like San José, Airport, Quepos, Jacó, Liberia, and others. We offer private parking service and if you need it, we offer tranfer service to airport and other location (not free).
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The SpaceWe offer a quiet and peaceful tropical environment retreat with garden style living. Our guests receive simple and delicious meals prepared with local and organic ingredients. This is like a bed and breakfast, but with lunch and dinner included too. Since we are half an hour from the nearest town, we offer a package rate that includes all meals, transfer to and from San Vito, and the opportunity to relax and enjoy the local foods, flora and fauna of this wonderfully diverse bioregion. Located in a small farm community, far from the cities and tourist activities, we don't really offer tours, but will help coordinate any travel you want to do while you stay, and will arrange your transfers from San Jose to get here. We will work with you to design your perfect retreat, whether it be to write a book, paint, meditate, or just hang out in a hammock and unplug from a busy lifestyle. Take a look and if you really want to get away for a while to a peaceful and gentle environment, this might be the right place for you, and we will be happy to welcome you!
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceQuiet beach front hotel. The Luxury Apartment is similar to a home. There is a large balcony in front with views of the beach, ocean and mountains. A second large balcony in back, overlooking the swimming pool. There are 2 bathrooms, one with a large jacuzzi tub and bidet. Very large flat screen TV. The large kitchen includes a double door fridge, Full stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal and it even has granite counter tops. A/C, WiFi Internet access, Cable TV, private and secure, covered parking, swimming pool. Within walking distance to the ferries, cruise ships, shopping, restaurants and casino. Some Info about Puntarenas: Puntarenas (Pointsands, from "punta arenas", or "sand point" in Spanish) is the capital and largest city in the province Puntarenas, Costa Rica Climate: Puntarenas is generally hotter than the Costa Rican Central Valley, with daytime highs ranging from 30°C to 35°C in the coldest/hottest months, respectively. In Puntarenas the forest can be seen from any pier on the north side of the city, and some fishermen with small boats on these piers may be able to take you for a small tour if asked and offered compensation.
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The SpaceThe studio is feature functional décor and garden views. All have cable TV, Air conditioned and a well-equipped kitchen area with a dishwasher and microwave. Bathrooms come with free toiletries and towels. All of them count with a double bed and a sigle one. Guest AccessYou can find bars, restaurants, discos and shops on Paseo de los Turistas Boulevard, located just 200 metres away and at the commercial area 500 metres away. The Monteverde Cloud Forest is 42 km away, while San José is around 90 km away. Interaction with GuestsYou will be receive for our small and warm family. My parents don't speak any other language besides spanish but I don't know how they always connect with all travelers, we like to say that we have the real Ticos character. Me and my daughter, we are bilingual but my daughter is still a shy girl. The name of the listing if for her. We will be pleased for attending you! Getting AroundCity of Puntarenas is the most important of the province with the same name, offering to the visitor contact and tranfer to most common location of the country. From here you can access the ferry to other beaches like Montesuma, Tambor, Mal Pais, Playa Naranjo and others. Also you can take the bus to San José, Airport, Quepos, Jacó, Liberia, and others. We offer private parking service and if you need it, we offer tranfer service to airport and other location (not free).
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2br Home/Apartment
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Casitacecropiadrake., es una habitacion ubicada en Bahia Drake en la peninsula de osa . en uno de las tres entradas para visitar el parque nacional corcovado e Isla de el Caño y el Manglar Terraba Sierpe. Cuenta con una superficie de construccion de 120 metros cuadrados . wifi,ac,tv(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
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A large, apartment style room. This room faces the beach in the front and the swimming pool out the back. 2 A/C units because the apartment can separate the bedroom from the dining area. Cable TV, WiFi access and a convenient kitchen.
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          The SpaceQuiet hotel on the beach. Beach, ocean island and mountain views with direct access to the beach in front. This is a secret. Furnished room with private bath, including hot water. A/C, Cable TV, WiFi Internet, refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker. Private and secure, covered parking and swimming pool. Within walking distance to the ferry, restaurants, cruise ships, shopping and casino. See reviews Lots of cool green grass and crystal clear pool water for all kinds of BBQs and partys!! Private and secure, covered parking and swimming pool. For travel to places outside of Puntarenas (ie, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, etc) there's a main bus station. Buses are usually on time and sometimes even leave early. Some Info about Puntarenas: Puntarenas (Pointsands, from "punta arenas", or "sand point" in Spanish) is the capital and largest city in the province Puntarenas. Climate: Puntarenas is generally hotter than the Costa Rican Central Valley, with daytime highs ranging from 30°C to 35°C in the coldest/hottest months, respectively. We are looking forward to hosting you and we hope you enjoy the house and the city!!
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          The SpaceFrom your balcony enjoy the quiet beach view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, mountains, Gulf of Nicoya and the islands of Nicoya. The room includes air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi access, kitchenette, jacuzzi, swimming pool and secure covered parking. Centrally located, Puntarenas is the hub of transportation. 3 blocks to the ferry boats, 1/2 mile to the bus station and cruise ships. The main highway leading directly to San Jose takes less than an hour. Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, night clubs and more. And of course there is the local bus and taxis always available.
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          1br Home/Apartment
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          This large room is on the 1st floor, poolside, and about 75 feet from the beach. 2 queen beds with room to add more, kitchenette, a/c, cable TV, WiFi access and secure parking. Quiet and comfortable.
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            If awaking your senses and wrapping yourself in luxury is your idea of a getaway, then you are going to love your stay in this private gated paradise! Panoramic ocean views from each of the home's 5 levels ensure you are never without a breath-taking view. Blending rich indigenous materials, lush fabrics and entertainment amenities with 8,000 square feet makes this world-class property perfect for hosting your 'Girls Getaway', the 'Guys Only Trip', 'Family vacations' or even 'Corporate Retreats'. Just minutes from world famous beaches, surfing, zip-line canopy tours, restaurants, exceptional night life, and much more. Perfect if you want an adventure or a luxurious experience that will create memories for a lifetime. Book it today and experience coastal luxury for yourself! There is simply no better way to experience Costa Rica.
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              Breathtaking studio apartment, open concept, with all the luxuries you could ask for. Direct access to infinity pool, overlooking a stunning view of the pacific ocean. Great getaway for a couple that needs to relax and enjoy life to the fullest. This private property has 24 hour onsight security gaurd, concierge services, modern and high end design. The apartment is fully furnished with a kitchenette, open living room bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, and laundry services available. Beautiful Natural stone Tavertine floors, granite countertops, high-end appliances, neutral colours. Many activities in the area, include Ziplining, Waterfall Rappelling, Hiking, Horseback riding, ATV Tours, Whitewater rafting, Sea and River kayaking, lots of wildlife viewing.Very close to amenities, banks, 35 minutes away from Manuel Antonio Park, one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica. This area is unspoiled by large resorts and has retained the charm of years past. You will fall in love with this tropical paradise and the incredible scenery. We require a refundable security deposit for incidentals of $150 for rentals under two weeks and $500 for any long term rentals Luxury villa estates is located 17km South of Dominical, on the South Coast Highway, (34 Costanera Highway) in Uvita, Osa, Puntarenas Costa Rica. See sign on left for Whales and Dolphins Hotel, turn left up the mountain road. Four wheel drive not necessary, but recommended for the area. See Elephant statue at Security gate at right hand side, honk and caretaker will allow entry.
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                Wake up to the sound of waves crashing in this beautiful, tranquil, beach front condominium, situated on the North end of Jaco Beach. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condominium located at BreakWater Point, is one of the most affordable rental options, just steps away from the beach. The fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and contemporary cabinetry is perfect for entertaining. Enjoy plush furnishings, tasteful décor, flat-screen televisions, luxurious bed linens, and an in-unit full-size washer/dryer. Cable TV and WiFi access is included. Each spacious unit provides an ideal living space. This luxurious condo is located in a remote area of Jaco Beach minutes away from restaurants, entertainment, and attractions. An inexpensive taxi ride will take you into the center of town or take a 15 minute walk into town. BreakWater Point offers a unique experience with bike rentals available on the premises, access to the local gym, self-parking, and handicap accessible. Despierta con el sonido de las olas rompiendo en este hermoso y tranquilo , condominio frente a la playa situado en el extremo norte de Playa Jaco . Este condominio de 2 dormitorios / 2 baños ubicado en BreakWater Point, es una de las opciones de alquiler más asequibles , a sólo unos pasos de la playa. La cocina tiene electrodomésticos de acero inoxidable, encimeras de granito y armarios de estilo contemporáneo . Están completamente amueblados y (website: hidden) incluye TV por cable y Wi-Fi gratuita. Este lujoso condominio está ubicado en una zona remota del norte de de la playa de Jaco a solo unos minutos del centro de Jaco, donde podrá encontrar todo tipo de restaurantes, tiendas y entretenimiento. El centro queda a 15 minutos caminando o si decide ir en taxi cuesta menos de $5. Breakwater Point ofrece una experiencia única donde ofrecemos el alquiler de bicicletas disponibles en las instalaciones , acceso al gimnasio local, auto- estacionamiento, acceso para discapacitados
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                  Cabinas Madeleine is located in the heart of Puntarenas, a 5-minute walk from Playa Puntarenas Beach and Puntarenas Cathedral. It offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and access to a shared garden. Studios and apartments at Cabinas Madeleine feature functional décor and garden views. All have cable TV and a well-equipped kitchen area with a dishwasher and microwave. Bathrooms come with free toiletries and towels. You can find bars, restaurants and shops on Paseo de los Turistas Boulevard, located just 200 metres away. The Monteverde Cloud Forest is 35 km away, while San José is around 100 km away. 200m south of "Paseo de los Turistas". Central Puntarenas, in front of "Lito" Perez Puntarenas Stadium.
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                  The SpacePicture this, a beautiful jungle tree house with unbelievable whitewater beach views of the Pacific Ocean, Caño Island and the Osa Peninsula. Toucans, swallow tail kites, hawks and dozen of other birds (893 species in CR) in the trees and soaring above the house. Lightning storms over the ocean, and unbelievable sunrises and sunsets make this rental home a once in a lifetime vacation location. The home is a two level, architect designed statement, totally harmonious with the natural Guest AccessTotal access to 2 upper floors Interaction with GuestsCovered off street parking is provided. Sorry, no pool. Concierge on site. The NeighborhoodQuiet and peaceful... Getting AroundYou are within 20 minutes or less, to any of a dozen area beaches for swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking, shelling or just exploring, or visit the nearby Hacienda Baru or RanchoMerced wildlife refuges for nature tours, afoot or by horseback, zipline and canopy tours and birdwatching. There are horseback rides to nearby waterfalls, sport fishing excursion, a day of exploration by kayak in the mangroves along a part of the coast which is laced with caves and caverns or snorkeling. SCUBA diving or whale watching in Uvita's Marina Ballena national park or more distant Cano Island National Preserve is also close by. Shopping, banking (including ATMs), fine and budget dining and night life are available in Dominical and Uvita, both within a 10 minute drive from the Casa. Other Things to NoteDepending on the season, you may see a pod of humpbacked or pilot whales, sounding, broaching and spouting water as they make their way down the coast to their breeding grounds in nearby Drake Bay. Plus, fill your ears with the sound of the tropics.... the soothing sounds of birds and frogs and cicadas humming.
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                  El lugarSientase como en casa, disfrutando de la brisa del mar, sabroso clima caliente rodeado de palmeras saboreando una exquisita bebida....Nosotros los recibiremos para darles la mas cordial bienvenida y explicarles todas las actividades que pueden realizar durante su estancia. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesToda la casa esta a disposicion de los huespedes. Nosotros tenemos nuestro pequeño apartamento al lado de la casa, para poder brindarles la mejor atención. Atención a los huéspedesTenemos nuestro propio guia turistico de confianza a su disposicion por un costo adicional. El les puede recomendar y organizar tours a sitios de interes turistico de nuestro pais. El BarrioUbicado en la zona turistica rodeado de los mejores hoteles y restaurantes, Cerca del muelle, paseo de los Turistas. Balneario con piscinas y restaurante, plazoletas y zonas recreativas. Vista al mar y al Golfo de Nicoya.. Por la noche pueden disfrutar de una caminata a lo largo de toda la playa y sentir la brisa del mar en una noche espléndida.. O pueden darse un paseo por el balneario y disfrutar todo un dia en la piscina bajo el sol.. Tambien puede desplazarse a otras playas muy conocidas como Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Jaco, Herradura o a hoteles de montaña como Monteverde, A cualquiera de ellas puede llegar en autobus publico o en taxi.. Cómo moverseZona apropiada para movilizarse a pie, teniendo acceso a todos los servicios a corta distancia. Ademas puede pedir un taxi y lo llevará a donde necesite ir., La estación de autobus esta a 1 km de nuestra casa. El servicio de ferry está a 400 mts. Para tener en cuentaNuestra casa se encuentra a una hora y treinta minutos del aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaria en Alajuela y a dos horas del aeropuerto Internacional Daniel Oduber en Liberia, Guanacaste desde donde será muy facil desplazarse hacia otras playas o montaña...
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                  The SpaceBeautiful apartment with large terrace to enjoy the best view of the beach and the most beautiful sunsets of Punta Arenas, has a room with private bathroom hot water closet and all linens and towels you need, has washing machine and dryer kitchen fully equipped kitchen, a large living room where you can see the beach and the resort. It has cable TV and Internet. Both the bedroom and the living room have air conditioning. Guest AccessYou have the best apartment for two people comfortably and up to two more people in sofa bed at no additional cost Interaction with GuestsAny questions or information required by the hotel staff will kindly help or contact the owner The NeighborhoodThe apartment has the best view of the beach and around the estuary of punta arenas Getting AroundPermanent access to public transportation to go to the city or anywhere in the country Other Things to NotePunta Arenas is the port where cruises arrive peaceful, you will eat the best refreshing dessert called slush and see the most beautiful sunset in Costa Rica
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                  3br Home/Apartment
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                  Villa Paraiso del Golfo est située á 7km du traversier de Puntarenas vers Playa Naranjo. Il s'agit d'une villa luxueuse, avec vue superbe sur le Golfe de Nicoya. Vous retrouverez le confort, la tranquilité et la privacité.
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                    Beautiful house right on the beach with lush tropical gardenand large pool. The house has 3 bedrooms with double beds, marble floors and 3 marble bathrooms. Granite kitchen fully equiped, garden barbeque area and a beach canopy. Daily pool cleaning and cleaning service, is included. The house is situated just 45 minutes driving from the capital. Whether you come from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in the Central Valley or from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Guanacaste, both drives are especially scenic and give a true sense of the natural surroundings. The house is situated on a long, volcanic sand beach in Puntarenas close to the cruise ship port. This is the best location to explore everything Costa Rica has to offer including stunning national parks, islands, volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests. Choose from a myriad of one-day trip options to make the most of your time in one of the happiest countries in the world, known for its unparalleled ecotourism activities and commitment to sustainability. The open air cafes that line the beach front from Puntarenas city are just 10minutes awayand serve excellent fresh seafood. Tourist atractions PASEO DE LOS TURISTAS (TOURIST WALK) This stretch is located along the main beach in Puntarenas and is one of the most heavily visited places because of its variety of high-quality services for tourists. It runs from the Marino del Pacífico (located by the historic train station) to La Punta. Around the cruise ship pier there are many little kiosks, and places to purchase local arts and crafts as well as traditional fruit salad and frozen drinks known as “Churchills.” Along this stretch, there are other services provided for tourists like sport fields, park areas, showers, restrooms, and everything else you need to enjoy the beach. MARINO DEL PACÍFICO PARK This park was established in 2002 and is located where the historic train station is. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its main attraction is the fish aquariums where you can see species native to the Pacific Ocean, as well Cocos Island. There is also a restaurant and a souvenir shop. HISTORIC MARINE MUSEUM This museum is located in the historic Puntarenas barracks, which was restored in order to accommodate the Culture Museum, an amphitheater, and a public library. The first of these is used to exhibit monthly paintings and sculptures. The amphitheater has theater, dance, and music performances. The archeological information provided explains the original settlements of indigenous groups from the area, how they got their food, took advantage of the surrounding natural resources, burial practices, and trading practices that they developed. The historic information centers on the city of Puntarenas, because the province is made up of the Northern, Central, and Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica, with the latter of the three having shown significantly more growth and independence than the rest of the province. The exhibit shows how the port area became one of the most important in the country, conserving the religious traditions and celebrations of Puntarenas, characterized by its diverse geographic and cultural origins. The museum also shows the diversity of natural resources in the area, such as wetlands, forests, marine areas, land animals, and birds. It explains the importance of the Nicoya Gulf and the islands found within it. It also goes into the natural wealth of Cocos Island, as well as its treasures and pirates. Museum hours are Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. In the same area, are the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús and the Puntarenas Cathedral, which was built in 1902. “PURA VIDA” GARDEN AND WATERFALLS This extremely beautiful area is located in Bijagual de Turrubares and can be reached by taking the turn off located on the left, after entering the Carara National Park. The waterfall is one of the highest in the country, reaching some 650 ft. There are also colorful gardens, trails, and pools for swimming in this area. VENADO ISLAND This island covers 968 acres and stands out among the other islands in the Nicoya Gulf because of its green ocean water. The inhabitants of the islands are farmers and fishermen. There are an abundance of marine birds that nest on the island or in the mangroves around the Jicaral estuary. PAN DE AZÚCAR ISLAND This little island is located south east of the San Lucas Island. Its ocean scenery is beautiful and is centered on its rock formation because of its shape, from which the name comes. There is a large population of marine birds, particularly brown pelicans. MUERTOS ISLAND (GITANA) Many years ago, there was a cemetery here, hence the name (the dead in English). It is also known as Gitana. The majority of its small land mass (some 60 acres) is covered by dry tropical forest, which is transitioning to a wet forest. Many marine birds come to the area and the surrounding scenery is lovely. JESUSITA ISLAND This island is located northeast of Cedros Island, which is very close by. Its 60 some acre land mass is made up of dry tropical forest, which is transitioning to a wet forest. Northeast of the island is a rocky coast and a beautiful beach. There is also another beach in the southern part. CHIRA ISLAND This is the biggest and most populated island in the Nicoya Gulf (25 sq. miles). It also offers the largest number of services, including elementary schools and a high school. There is a big mangrove on the northeast side of the island. There is an eco-tourism area run by women from the island. Here they offer basic lodging, food, and tours for fishing and exploring the mangrove. CEDROS ISLAND This island covers less than 400 acres and has a very beautiful landscape due to its irregular shoreline. There are two main beaches: Langosta and Gringo. There are forests with small trees, coconut trees, and plants. There are organized tours to this island. CABALLO ISLAND This long island is less than 2 sq. miles. The Peter Harley Canal separates the Bejuco Island from this small isolated land mass, which is rich in trees and is surrounded by coral reefs and cliffs. Toward the center are the highest elevations of the island, which measure less than 650 ft. above sea level.   BEJUCO ISLAND This island measures less land mass than Caballo Island, but is similar in its long shape and has a maximum elevation of 400 ft. above sea level. There is an irregular surface with an abundance of tree species. VIRGEN DEL MAR FESTIVAL Every 16th of July, colorfully decorated boats are created to remember the event many years ago when a group of fisherman, shipwrecked and nearly dead, were rescued shortly after calling on the Virgin Mary. During the festival, you can participate in many different kinds of water sport competitions, as well as other recreational activities for children and adults. It is also celebrated in Quepos. PUNTARENAS ESTUARY This estuary is located in the Nicoya Gulf and covers some 5 miles. Its irregular shoreline is home to beautiful mangroves where many types of birds come to nest. This mangrove is part of the Wildlife Refuge. Throughout the estuary, due to its calm waters, there are all kinds of fishing boats, sail boats, and tour yachts, which give the maritime area a special appeal. It is also a good area for water skiing. MATA LIMON ESTUARY The waters here are used for jet skiing and water skiing. There are also some good areas for fishing. The Puerto de Caldera is nearby. JESÚS MARÍA ESTUARY This estuary is good for fishing and has a variety of flora and fauna. There are also many colorful birds that are easy to see. TOWN OF COBANO Cobano, located 518 ft. above sea level, has many commercial services and tourism businesses that offer lodging, food, and tours, among other things. It is a starting point for many interesting tourist attractions like Montezuma, Cabo Blanco Reserve, and Malpaís. OROTINA Orotina is a well laid out city with parks, a church, and many different types of commercial businesses such as the local market, where they sell local food and drinks. It is 751 ft. above sea level and a hot dry climate, which makes it good for fruit production, many of which are exported to the United States and Europe. The last few years have seen significant urban growth with many colorful kiosks selling fruit along the highway that connect Jacó and Manuel Antonio. ESPARZA Esparza is a historic city that was sacked various times by English pirates. It is the oldest city in the country that has never changed locations. There are many historic buildings such as the Esparza Church and the Torres Elementary School. There are many services provided for tourists. It is a “must stop” to try the local dishes. PUNTARENAS The city or port of Puntarenas is about 13 ft. above sea level with many wide open beaches to enjoy the sun and the ocean. Historically, it has been a recreation spot for national tourists. It provides many high quality tourism services that bring in international tourists. Presently, there is a cruise ship port in the newly remodeled Muelle de Puntarenas, with many docks and moors, which are the departure sites for the ferry service to tourist destinations like Paquera and Cóbano, as well as islands and mangroves located in the Puntarenas Estuary. Land transportation services to Miramar and neighboring communities of Montes de Oro and Santa Elena de Monteverde depart from here. Puntarenas has rest stop areas where you can try local dishes and drinks. Much of the local cuisine comes from the ocean like the popular local ceviche in restaurants and hotels. There are other buildings of interest and historical sites. MIRAMAR AND MONTES DE ORO Miramar is a historical city known mainly for its gold mining. Nowadays the cities are developed mainly around farming and also growing tourism attraction, especially in the mountains where small towns like Cedral and Zapotal have great landscape views of the gulf. MONTEZUMA WATERFALL To get there, you must walk 20 minutes outside of the city. The fall is some 65 ft. high and a refreshing pool surrounded by lush vegetation. COCALITO WATERFALL This refreshing waterfall is located on the far northeast end of Playa Cocalito. It is 40 ft. high with a pool at the bottom for swimming and taking in the surrounding beauty like the lush vegetation and blue ocean. This is a very scenic and relaxing place. PUNTARENAS FESTIVALS Parades, concerts on the beach, and many other recreational activities create the perfect environment to join in and share the culture of the people from Puntarenas. These festivals are scheduled during February, when the weather is dry and ideal for enjoying the beach and all the events scheduled during those days. BARRANCA RIVER MOUTH This place is popular among surfers for its long left bending waves, one of the most famous in the world. It is also a great place for hiking and observing the ocean view. TÁRCOLES RIVER This river is 387 ft. long and on its lower riverbed, particularly around the coastal highway, you can observe crocodiles. There are tours that go along the river to observe these large reptiles. PLAYA TIVIVES This beach is located some 5 miles past Puerto Caldera, along the unpaved road. There are strong waves here and is popular among surf enthusiasts. There is a large mangrove and its long beach is ideal for walking, horseback riding, and sunbathing. PLAYA TAMBOR This beach is located in Ballena Bay, with Playa Pochote at the far northeast end. It is a very beautiful and long beach and is great for swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and water sports. This bay has a special feature, which at its two far ends is the profile of two lizards. The area also possesses coastal vegetation and many types of tourism services, from cheap lodging areas to all-inclusive luxury hotels. There are all types of activities like golf, sport fishing, diving tours, water sports, horseback riding, mountain biking, and others. PLAYA QUIZALES This is a very beautiful scenic beach and to the far north is a cliff which offers a great view of the coastline. PUNTARENAS BEACHES These beaches extend all along the coast in Puntarenas, from the mouth of the Barranca River to the area known as La Punta, where the stretch ends. The area from the pier (cruise line harbors) to La Punta is used by swimmers with the Tourist Walk running parallel to it, which have a number of hotels, restaurants, bars, and other services. Besides swimming, you can participate in other sports and ocean activities like boat rides. COCAL, COCALITO AND QUIZALES BEACHES These beaches are located in a very scenic part of the coastal area, where sandy beaches are mixed with rocky areas and cliffs, all surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Playa Cocal is wide open and suitable for swimming, sunbathing, hiking, and horseback riding. North of Cocal is La Punta Balvina, which once boarded Playa Cocalito. This beach is wide and rocky and is outlined by high cliffs. CALDERA AND MATA DE LIMON BEACHES This beach extends from the Mata de Limon Estuary to the hill known as Roca Carballo. It is very popular, especially among national tourists that enjoy this area, as well as the area around Puerto de Caldera, where large ships dock. The estuary can be traveled by boat in order to enjoy the flora and the fauna of the mangrove. PLAYA SANTA TERESA This beach is very long with favorable waves for surfing. It is full of coastal vegetation. There are beautiful rock formations on the north end known as Peñon de Ario. From Playa Santa Teresa looking south, you can see the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. Besides sunbathing and swimming, the beach is also good for hiking, horseback riding, as well as mountain biking and camping. PLAYA POGERES This beach is a small and beautiful inlet and is great for swimming and taking in the surrounding maritime scenery. Many fishing boats anchor here. PLAYA POCHOTE South of Manzanillo is Punta Ponchete, which is a rocky little inlet with lush vegetation and great scenic views. It is great for hiking, enjoying the ocean, sunbathing, and other activities. PLAYA ORGANOS This beach is located some 2 miles from Paquera. It is a little less than one mile and has an estuary (Óganos) and a mangrove on the northern end. It is very popular among locals from the surrounding areas. It has beautiful scenery and from its shoreline you can see the Negritos and Tortugas Islands. PLAYA NARANJO This long beach is located 7 miles from the administration office of Santa Rosa National Park. At the northern end is a patch of dark sand surrounded by ocean waters and the mouths of the rivers that from a large estuary and a mangrove rich in plant and animal species. It is ideal for hiking and taking in the magnificent panorama that includes La Peña de la Bruja (Witch’s Rock), a little rocky island that is popular among surfers. Camping is also permitted on this beach. PLAYA MONTEZUMA This very beautiful coast is made up of a mix of rocky areas and white sand beaches. There is an abundance of vegetation that is home to numerous animal species like the howler monkeys, as well as a number of birds. The center beach of Montezuma is a small beautiful inlet. North of this area is the main beach, which runs a few hundred feet toward the rocky area, where a path begins that connects to other beaches like Cocal. PLAYA MALPAÍS This beach has a very irregular rocky shoreline. There are areas of great natural beauty due to the fact that not only is there coastal vegetation along the shore, but there are also nearby forest areas. In the central part of the beach is La Punta Barrigona, which is a good place for hiking and taking in the surrounding ocean view. On the far southern end of Malpaís is La Punta Cuevas, an equally beautiful area that is part of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. At this beach, you can do activities such as surfing, horseback riding, diving, sport fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, and watching the sunset, etc. PLAYA GIGANTE This is a small beach surrounded by mountainous hillsides with lush vegetation. The waves are small and from its shoreline looking south, you can see La Isla Muertos a short distance away. There are very pleasant conditions for relaxing and hiking or horseback riding to nearby areas to observe the flora and fauna. DOÑA ANA BEACHES This beach, as well as the nearby mouth of the Barranca River is very popular for surfing. Doña Ana, because of its size, vegetation, views, and tourism facilities, is a great place to enjoy the ocean. This beach has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag, meaning it has been recognized for its cleanliness and safety. PLAYA CURÚ Located in the Curú Natural Wildlife Refuge is a small inlet with small waves. It has coastline vegetation, a mangrove, and various types of forests, where you can see howler monkeys and white-faced monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, and many other animals. The coastal landscape is very pleasant, which is enhanced by the Tortugas Islands a few miles out. This is a great place for swimming, observing the flora and the fauna and relaxing in the midst of this beautiful refuge. PLAYA CARMEN This beach is located between Santa Teresa and Malpaís, right at the point where the access road to this coastal sector splits off north to Santa Teresa and south to Malpaís. Besides enjoying the sun and the beach, this shoreline is good for hiking and horseback riding, as well as mountain bike riding and taking in the landscape that has a variety of rich coastal vegetation. It is also popular among surfers. PLAYA CABUYA This beach is located some 3 and a half miles south of Montezuma and a mile or so north of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. It is also connected to Malpaís by a picturesque road, which can be taken with a four-wheel drive vehicle. This is a rocky beach with a wide open ocean. There is an abundance of coastline vegetation and strong waves. It has a beautiful coastline, highlighted by the Cabuya Island, which is a Pre-Colombian indigenous cemetery. You can walk there during low tide since there is a rocky shore that connects with the coast. This beach is ideal for hiking and observing nature, especially at Cabo Blanco. PLAYA BLANCA This beach is located in the Murciélago area of the Santa Rosa National Park. It is located in the Santa Elena Peninsula, the oldest historical geological area in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful bay bordered to the south by La Fila Carrizal, which runs up to El Cabo Santa Elena. There is an abundance of coastal vegetation and because of its openness and calm waters, it is ideal for relaxing, hiking, swimming, and observing the interesting flora and birdlife. There are other nearby beached like the Santa Elena Bays and El Hachel. There is camping 9 miles from this beach in the administrative area. PLAYA AGUJAS This is a beautiful and protected little inlet with a variety of coastline vegetation. It is good for swimming, relaxing, and watching the ocean.
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                    This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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                    Casa Moderna is a 3br, 3.5 bath, ocean view, gated community home, centrally located in Santa Teresa. It's walking distance to the best restaurants, shops & beaches. World renowned beaches of Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, and Playa Hermosa within min.
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                    SPECIAL PROMOTION: FREE CULTURAL IMMERSION CLASS (as a group, choose between Spanish Language, Traditional Cooking, or Dance Classes!) and/or HORSEBACK-RIDING for CHILDREN on FARM (under 12 years). FREE TOUR of an animal sanctuary, the historic Sustainability Demonstration Center, an Organic Farm, and the surrounding tropical paradise of forest & river! Other special ADVENTURE, CULTURAL, RURAL, AND NATURAL EXCURSION packages for a unique Costa Rican experience with DISCOUNTS! Contact us for more details. RIVER SIDE HOUSE, 1 minute walk to the river, in a Birder's Paradise with over 100 bird species identified by certified guides: La Granja is another slice of heaven that the owners of Rancho el Rio have just made available to guests. These houses fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs the owners run at the nearby Sustainability Demonstration Center located nearby. These houses sit on 112 acres of a unique combination between nature at its best and a farm with farm animals and crops. You get it all: Over one mile of river front with natural pools, forested รกreas trails, mountains with beautiful ocean views, orchards, and lots of trees, such as palm/coconut, banana, plantain, noni, star fruit, bread fruit, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, passion fruit, mangoes, avocadoes, cashews, are all around. La Granja sits amidst gardens and trees, with various types of fowl adorning the patios, the antique home has the traditional tall ceilings, original wood and construction, and open spaces so you feel you are living as farmers lived many years ago, yet with all the amenities: telephone, internet, hot water shower, stove, fridge, fully equipped large kitchen, 2 bedrooms (full and twin beds in the style of bunk beds in each of the two bedrooms, living/dining room with a futon that sleeps two additional guests, towels and linens provided, 1 bathroom. There is a grill (we provide you with free wood for burning). The weather is magnificent! It is warmer than Monteverde, but not as hot as the beach, so different wildlife can be seen there, such as howler monkeys, iguanas, geckos, salamanders, frogs, tons of birds (herons, birds of prey, parrots, egrets, song birds, toucans, etc.). At night you can build bon fires by the river and even camp there just for fun! There is a tiny restaurant-bar nearby or you can drive 3 km. to a much larger restaurant at the intersection of route 606 and 605. But you can just bring all your food in for the duration of your stay and cook onsite or purchase home-made meals. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can also buy lots of organic dairy products right from the people living nearby, eggs, and many other produce, not to mention eat from what is available at the Rancho. We provide you with free organic coffee for the first morning of your stay as we are coffee producers in Monteverde and want to make sure you have an awesome start to your first morning with us! If you want to purchase more organic coffee for your stay or to take home, you can order it through our food order form. Best suited for people with good mobility and who enjoy the rustic lifestyle. No A/C, but fans are available. It is the Real Costa Rica. People speaks Spanish and do their ordinary every day activities such as traveling on horseback, carrying sand or rock using oxen-drawn carts, swim in the rivers for fun, have their patios filled with beautiful gardens, medicinal plants, chickens and pigs and some have cows and they herd back and forth to eat or drink from the river or more lush areas. There are TINY grocery stores. You won't see Starbucks, Walmart or McDonalds. Instead we offer food made from neighbors. Low population density so very to see monkeys and much wildlife.
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                      Villa Cabomar is located steps from the beach in Costa Rica's cruise ship port and offers a luxurious base for exploring Costa Rica's natural wonders or a place for relaxing in the Villa's private pool or on Costa Rica's longest beach. The Villa, located in an established residential neighborhood, is approximately four blocks from USAC Puntarenas Center, making it a convenient location for families visiting students at USAC. Restaurants featuring fresh seafood as well as steaks and continental cuisine are within short walking distance. Downtown Puntarenas, with more restaurants, banks and ATMs, the central market, and modern, well-stocked supermarkets, is a comfortable walk or a short cab ride. We offer a family-friendly, conveniently located residence with outstanding service and no booking fee!
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                      Poor Man's Paradise, is in the Granja De Amaya, along the magnificent Pacific Coast of the Osa Peninsula, and close to the Corcovado National Park, known as the most biologically intense place on Earth by National Geographic, the park and the area are home to a large population of animals, many endangered species and several types of monkeys, jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, to name a few, a lot of birds like the scarlet macaw, among others. The destination is an exceptionally beautiful setting with miles of uninhabited beaches with scarlet macaws flying overhead, and the fascinating mystical beauty of the forest, will be his wild adventure. Poor Mans Paradise offers the opportunity to explore this extraordinary area, at a reasonable price as well as to enjoy the warm, personal attention from staff and owners. All rooms have fans standing, comfortable double and single beds and spectacular views of the sea or garden and forest environmental income can be made by land, air or boat route. From Palmar Sur, Sierpe or Drake track.
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                      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Puntarenas Pier, Victoria Park, and Puntarenas Cathedral. Caldera Port is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away.
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                      Great house for small or big families and tourists passing through Puntarenas. It's just 5 to 10min from Paseo de los Turistas where you can get the best local experience and also this is where you can take the ferry to Paquera or Playa Naranjo. The house is equipped for 16 people or less with AC in all 4 bedrooms, parking space for 5 cars inside the property, private pool, BBQ area and exit right in front of Playa Puntarenas.
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                        A new tranquil contemporary home with spectacular views and great indoor and outdoor living spaces. Relax on top of a mountain in the infinity pool overlooking the rain forest surrounded by toucans, macaws, parrots etc. Watch gorgeous sunsets on the Pacific Ocean. There are four bedrooms, each with it's own private bathroom, each with an amazing unobstructed view. Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit $1500.00 Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa Other Fees: Cleaning Fee $100.00 A new tranquil contemporary home with spectacular views and great indoor and outdoor living spaces. Relax on top of a mountain in the infinity pool overlooking the rain forest surrounded by toucans, macaws, parrots etc. Watch gorgeous sunsets on the Pacific Ocean. There are four bedrooms, each with it's own private bathroom, each with an amazing unobstructed view. Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds
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                        The SpaceThe famous "Perla del Pacifico" is open again! Took us longer than anticipated to restore this historical mansion, built in the early twentieth century and declared a "national heritage" in 2002. You may choose to sleep in the "red room" with two single beds, or the "blue room" with a queen size bed. The rate applies per guest per night and includes a marvelous breakfast. Guest AccessYou are going to have free use of our kitchen, dining room, library, jacuzzi, garden with Petanque-court and grill-pavilion - WIFI included. Interaction with GuestsDepends on you - in general great - see review :-) The NeighborhoodPuntarenas is Costa Rica`s oldest port and fishing town as well as big-family-weekend-beach-hang-out (with tents, pots, pans & coolers) - fine opportunity for anyone curious about what makes the "Ticos" tick. Getting AroundIf you travel by bus, your stop/start point is at the bus station "Terminal" (600 yards from our place). From there go buses to San Jose, the Airport, Monteverde, Liberia, Nicaragua, and the entire coastal road until Panama. The ferry to Paquera & Naranjo docks eight blocks away. If you travel by car - we can help you explore some rare scenic routes. Other Things to NoteThere is a boat docked in the back, ready to take you to uninhabited islands, mangroves & virgin beaches - the public beaches of Puntarenas are 400 yards from our front door.