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Puntarenas in the region of Puntarenas with it's 35,650 inhabitants is located in Costa Rica - some 51 mi (or 83 km) West of San José, the country's capital city.

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Time in Puntarenas is now 10:19 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "America / Costa Rica" with an UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Managua, León, Chinandega, Santa Rosa, San Pedro or David. Since you are here already, consider visiting Tronconal, San Lucas, Puntarenas, Puerto Escondido, Pitahaya and Chacarita. We saw some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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09:02 min ( November 28, 2010 by JerzyKusmider)
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Part-3. Ports visited: Los Angeles - USA, Cabo San Lucas & Acapulco - Mexico, Puntarenas - Costa Rica, Fuerte Amador & Panama Canal -Panama, Cartagena - Colombia , Aruba, Ft. Lauderdale Florida USA. N...

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Johanna Solano Miss Universe Costa Rica baila hula hoop con HoopnosisCostaRica para 300 Hula Hoops for the Sick Children of Costa Rica en el primerTeleton de Puntarenas. www.facebook....

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02:19 min ( November 21, 2010 by tripadvisorTRIPWOWf)
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Interesting facts about this location

Estadio Lito Pérez

Estadio Municipal de Puntarenas Miguel Ángel "Lito" Pérez Treacy nicknamed “Olla Mágica” is a multi-use stadium in Puntarenas Centro, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Formerly known as Estadio Municipal de Puntarenas. In 1974, then mayor Lorgio Álvarez propossed to rename the stadium after Puntarenas native football star "Lito" Perez. The motion was approved by the municipal council and the stadium took its new name.

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Located at 9.98, -84.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Puntarenas (Pointsands, from "punta arenas", or "sand point" in Spanish) is the capital and largest city in the province Puntarenas, Costa Rica, at the Pacific coast. The eponymous and oddly shaped province has its largest section in the South, far from the capital. 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 tourist destination Monteverde, to the northwest.

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Located at 9.98, -84.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Puntarenas (canton)

Puntarenas is the name of the first canton in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,842.33 km², and has a population of 109,798. The provincial capital is the city of Puntarenas. The canton includes areas on both sides of the Gulf of Nicoya. From the western coastline, the canton ranges eastward into the Cordillera de Tilarán to include the Monteverde region.

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Located at 9.98, -84.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Gulf of Nicoya

The Gulf of Nicoya (Spanish: Golfo de Nicoya) is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica, and encompasses a marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, rocky islands and cliffs.

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Located at 9.98, -84.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
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Tárcoles River

The Tárcoles River, also called the Grande de Tárcoles River or the Río Grande de Tarcoles, in Costa Rica originates on the southern slopes of the Cordillera Central volcanic range and flows in a south-westerly direction to the Gulf of Nicoya. The river is 111 km long and its watershed covers an area of 2,121 km², which encompasses around 50% of the country's population. The river is the most contaminated river in Costa Rica, carrying much of the sewage from the central towns and cities.

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Located at 9.98, -84.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
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