Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Puntarenas


Puntarenas, capital of Costa Rica is a beautiful place to visit as part of one of our Mexican Riviera cruises – and as always, we’re here with some fantastic deals.

You can see the latest deals on cruises visiting Puntarenas here. Or keep reading to learn more about what makes the place tick.

About Puntarenas

Translating as ‘sandy point’ in English, Puntarenas provides its fair share of relaxing beaches for visitors to enjoy, along with a thriving city and many more places to visit.

The city is home to around 100,000 people, a large number of whom work in the tourism industry. Indeed there is a very high number of tourist attractions here. Perhaps one of the most popular is the aptly-named Paseo De Los Turistas (‘tourist walk’), which is located near the cruise ship pier. Here you’ll find various little kiosks selling local art and souvenirs, as well as park areas, showers and restrooms to help you enjoy a day by the beach.

The Historic Marine Museum is also worth visiting, giving an insight into the history of the port area and explaining how indigenous groups settled here.

Meanwhile Puntarenas Marine Park is home to a wide range of beautiful sea life, including manta rays. It’s located right near the old train station.

Cruise lines visiting Puntarenas include Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises.

Book your cruise to Puntarenas

Over on our Mexican Riviera cruise deals page we have plenty of great offers on cruises visiting Puntarenas. If you can’t see anything that suits you, be sure to check back soon as we add new deals on a regular basis.

In the meantime, take a look at some of our customers’ favourite deals below:

Panama Canal (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Norwegian Star
14th February 2015 for 16 nights

After your flight from Australia, your cruise begins at Miami, Florida. You’ll visit Cartagena (Colombia), Puntarenas, Huatulco, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas and Los Angeles before returning home. This trip includes a hotel stay in Miami.

Santiago to Los Angeles (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Golden Princess
13th March 2015 for 20 nights

You’ll fly from Australia to Santiago, Chile, where your cruise sets off. You’ll stop at Valparaiso, Coquimbo, Pisco, Callao, Puntarenas, San Juan del Sur, Cabo San Lucas and Los Angeles before the return flight to Australia.

Port Everglades to Hawaii (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Legend of the Seas
28th April 2015 for 27 nights

Your trip begins with a flight from Australia to Fort Lauderdale, where you’ll stay in a hotel. You’ll then embark on your cruise visiting Cartagena, Colon, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Huatulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, San Diego, Ensenada, Hilo, Kailua, Kona, Lahaina, Kauai and Honolulu.

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