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The Manuel Antonio park was a highlight. We particularly liked the beach. After having explored the coast from Manuel Antonio to Puntarenas, there is not much point going swimming elsewhere other than in M.A. with the exception of Jaco for the waves (surfers).
Roads are horrible, We stayed there to visit Tortuga Island for the day and planned to take ferry across to Puntarenas to stay at next hotel in Manuel Antonio Park. Isla Tortuga was beautiful but we were told by boat driver he would return to pick us up at 2 and he didn't show up, officials had to call boat company from Parquera to make arrangements for our return. We arrived back safely to our car then drove to the buy ferry tickets around 4:30pm, there was a line up. We were next to drive on ship but were told that the ship was already full, many cars lined up behind us with very disappointed people. We had to turn back and drive around to our destination It took us about 8 hours to get around to Manuel Antonio Park. I would avoid this area.People from this area just don't get it.
If you are traveling along the highway and had thought you may want to stay in Puntarenas but changed your mind as you drove by think again. The view from the highway gives the impression of a port town with no beach. But this is not the case. There is miles of beautiful beaches. Turn off the highway and go into the town.
Puntarenas is a great location from where to start many excursions - Monte Verde, Guanecaste, and the ferry trade from Puntarenas is a wonderful way to go.
Puntarenas is a very good place to go where the visitor can find good restaurants and great landscape for a city that is re-borning for the tourism.
Ojochal is a hidden gem in Puntarenas, I could say you can find there the best restaurant in Costa Rica: Citrus. French food with a local flavor by the hand of an creative chef. There are also two french patisseries in town you will certainly be amazed of. Head to Parque Nacional Ballena and enjoy a whole beach for yourself.
Puntarenas is off the beaten tourist tracks but I have returned many times over the years. A ride on the car ferry to Pacquera is inexpensive and enjoyable
I just stayed there one night to take the ferry the next morning to Paqueras, travelling around Costa Rica for a while, you realise that Puntarenas is a place of passing and not staying there. Maybe i needed to stay longer to see the town but seeing the streets, shops and bars was enough for me, after coming from total nature it's quite industrial place.
Puntarenas is very dirty city. I can't believed tourist see the trash on the street and on the beach. They say that it is ecological in Costa Rica in parks and vegetation area but why it is not cleaned in Puntarenas especially by the ferrys. Why the government do not take care of this problem? The ticos are very friendly and nice contrariais. They helped us to find the hotel.
Puntarenas could and should be a beautiful city by the sea but isn't. It is run down, dirty city with homeless people sleeping under trees, asking for money and picking thru the garbage. There is garbage and dog droppings all over the beach. It's scary walking the streets in the middle of the afternoon. We ate a couple of the restaurants but most places served the same thing.
9.2 Superb 91 reviews
The house was huge! It's beautifully laid out, with views of Puntarenas and some of the valley through the trees. A nice tiled porch outside the sliding doors with chairs for relaxing adds to the comfortable spaces. The kitchen was complete with articles for cooking, and even some eggs, milk and fruit. We really liked Karen, the owner of the house, who was very helpful, and provided brochures of Monteverde tours. We really enjoyed our short stay, despite the high winds of February!
8.3 Very good 402 reviews
This small boutique hotel is an oasis in Puntarenas.....owners are present and very guest friendly. Traveling alone one can feel safe in a town that is not the most comfortable for single tourists. (Puntarenas is a port town with a lot of commercial activity) Wonderful food in the restaurant and a small but very complete store on the premises! I would highly recommend this hotel to travelers transiting Puntarenas.
8.1 Very good 59 reviews
Staff are friendly - it was a decent location - but it us about 15 blocks walk to the pier where you get the ferry. Beach and promenade is one block -Cabinas Gosen right next to the bus station - decent size room with two double beds - Fridge and coffee maker in room. There is not much to do in Puntarenas itself - but if you go to Coco Tours by the dock and ask for Mario - they do historic tours of Puntarenas.
7.9 Good 95 reviews
Good place to stay before taking Puntarenas ferry. Staff were helpful and kind. Rooms were spacious with cooking facilities and crockery provided. I would strongly recommend getting an air conditioned room if possible (we had one night with and one without) as it very hot and humid in Puntarenas. Grounds and swimming pool were pleasant and well kept.
9.1 Superb 24 reviews
I had a really nice stay in Puntarenas. I stayed in the single-room which is in the flat of the host. The room is small, but if you need space to sit there is a terrace. The host was very nice and helpful. He drove me to the next supermarket as everything else was closed amd showed me the next busstop.
7.4 Good 501 reviews
We stranded in Puntarenas because we missed the last ferry to Paqueta and stayed one night here. It is a decent option if you have to spend a night in Puntarenas with a good seafood restaurant attached. Rooms are with bathrooms and quite comfy and all that at cheap prices! Really recommendable
7.3 Good 260 reviews
Ocean front, conveniently located on the Westernmost point in Puntarenas, awesome pool area, the beach across the street is nice and there is a boulevard there as well which has a nice nightlife!
7.9 Good 46 reviews
Swimming pool and good bathroom with hot water. We just spent one night there but it was ok for the price, i would recommend if you need to spend one night in Puntarenas for the ferry.
9.2 Superb 42 reviews
Great location.. A piece of heaven on the Central Pacific region. Great facilities esp the bEaxh club. Condo was large and with great lay out. Convenient laundry facilities HRG staff esp Nancy was very helpful Organised great tours
8.0 Very good 273 reviews
Fantastic location - really enjoyed the hanging bridges and the toucans along the river! The food was excellent, staff were very friendly and the pool felt great after a day of hiking in the rainforest nearby.
8.1 Very good 862 reviews
10 bed dorm very comfortable with air conditioning and excellent Wi-Fi throughout. Also the hostel leads out to the beach which is a huge plus. Very clean pool as well.
8.3 Very good 1,427 reviews
Amazing place! Interior design stunning, every detail is unique, really a masterpiece of art. It's peaceful and charming, into the wild costarican jungle!
8.4 Very good 1,123 reviews
Animations were fantastic, staff was friendly. Jessica the customer services manager was very helpful ;) animators were very spontaneous and friendly...
8.2 Very good 405 reviews
Presentation and quality at the GRILL was excellent. The beaches were amazing - what a beautiful protected bay. The main pool was also amazing.
8.9 Fabulous 467 reviews
Just amazing, extremely friendly staff, excellent food, great location, amazing pool
8.4 Very good 629 reviews
The staff was super friendly and the location was nice and private and gorgeous!
8.7 Fabulous 951 reviews
Awesome breakfast buffet, great pool area, helpful staff, would go back again
7.8 Good 143 reviews
Staff was friendly, room was nice. Great view of the ocean!
8.1 Very good 641 reviews
Our six year old son really enjoyed the nice swimming pool.
8.3 Very good 1,166 reviews
I like Cleanliness and service about the Hotel :)