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“Central America”

Puntarenas Private Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are local guides and drivers than run our business with quality and competitive prices, we offer the best tours and airports and cruise ports transfers with our modern vehicles, all them fully licensed, air conditioned and insured. With 12 years in the tourism industry we know how to give you a vacation of lifetime.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Review about the whole visit, lovely beautiful place, friendly folks, we did the river tour, we also hired a private driver that took us all over the place, price was 80 $ for both of us for like a 5 hour tour , very nice guy , the nature and beautiful parts of that country are just amazing , wow wow wow , definitely will do it again, look at some of the pics , couldn't load all the pics , but we had a great time there

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Please Note: We did not hire a guide but in order to post this review, I had to piggy back off this vendor in order to provide fellow travelers with my first hand experience in Puntarenas. With my apologies and that said, here goes:
We arrived in Puntarenas on a cruise ship. We had been to Costa Rica before on the Caribbean side and toured the beautiful rain forest. There are numerous excursions travelers can take from Puntarenas but we wanted to explore the town itself. The pier is right in the middle of the peninsula that is Puntarenas. It is 1.7 miles from the pier to the western end. A walkway called the Avenue de las Touristas extends from the pier to the west end along the beach. There are hotels, casinos, restaurants, street vendors selling souvenirs and others grilling meats on skewers, sand sculptors plying away, parks, statues, playgrounds, etc. along the way. At the west end, there is a water park, lighthouse, piers, the fishing fleet and a ferry operation. Although interesting, not necessarily a tourist attraction standout. The real action is back at the cruise pier. In addition to the beach, there is a market selling all kinds of merchandise and trinkets at very reasonable prices. Some vendors were busily making their crafts on site. The wood carving merchandise was impressive as was the jewelry. One gent was selling coconut water, which in his case was chopping into a coconut and putting a straw into it. He swore it was the greatest medicine in the world. In an adjacent park, children were staging for the Christmas parade planned that afternoon/night. We had a great time but I would recommend taking an excursion in the morning and explore Puntarenas in the afternoon. Puntarenas has tremendous potential but maybe the locals like it just the way it is. They are very kind and gentle people. They are the real highlight.

3  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We saw really some spectacular views of the ocean and land area. Did not go to see the crocodiles, birds and monkeys but enjoyed the sight of really nice greenery and beautiful smiling people. Fruit trees are incredible.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Recently visited Costa Rica with a cruise and we took this tour with Johnny and we a were quite satisfied.

Thank kad2909
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Today we were in Puntarenas, Costa Rica had a private tour with Arenas Travel. We chose their 7 in 1 tour, which was absolutely one of the best tours we have had. Both "Moro" our guide and Alex our driver were fabulous. We saw much of the area, had a nearly hour boat ride to see the crocodiles, had a fabulous lunch in a resort, stopped for fresh fruit, etc. In addition to this our pre cruise correspondence with Santiago was exceptionally informative and responsive. We highly recommend them.

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