Puntarenas Costa Rica (Day Eight - Page 1)
Puntarenas is the largest province in Costa Rica The principal attractions are on the Pacific coast itself. The islands located in the Gulf of Nicoya are within the boundaries of this province as well as part of the Tilaran and Talamanca Mountain Ranges. Port Caldera , located 16 km south of the city of Puntarenas has become the most important port of call for some of the major cruise liners. Puntarenas is 09 11'05" latitude north and 83 59'52" longitude west. It's width is the most of three hundred and forty kilometers, in a northwest to southeast direction, which goes from Punta Flor, in the Isle of Chira, Gulf of Nicoya to El Salto, in Punta Burica , that is the international limit with the Republic of Panamá, in Golfito.
The Central Pacific's largest city, Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya. For years, it was the country's principal port, and though a never port in nearby Caldera now handles cargo and Puntarenas the cruise ships, a large fishing fleet still anchors in the estuary behind town. Being the country's most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood, be it camarones al ajillo (shrimp scampi),pescado entero (a whole fried fish), or ceviche de corvina (bits of fresh fish marinate in lime juice with onions, peppers and spices).
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Rainforest & Garden Tour
Off the gardens and rain forest! Puntarenas, which means "Sandy Point" in Spanish, is the capital and main city in the province Puntarenas , Costa Rica , at the Pacific coast. The homonymous and oddly shaped province has its largest section in the South, far from the capital.
Its port, Caldera, is one of the main ports in the country. Some 100,000 live in the city and close towns. With beaches on the Pacific Ocean , it also attracts many tourists , especially surfers. It is also a possible stopover point for the touristy Monteverde , further inland.