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Puntarenas Destination Guide

Touring Puntarenas in Costa Rica

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

Interactive map of Puntarenas

Time in Puntarenas is now 04:33 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " America/Costa Rica " with a UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Managua, León, Chinandega, Santa Rosa, and San Pedro. Being here already, consider visiting Managua . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recomendations for Puntarenas ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Puntarenas bus stop

0:29 min by tiantico
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Puntarenas - San Jose bus stop. Costa Rica. View of the cruise dock ..

Costa Rica ferry boat

1:25 min by tiantico
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Naranjo ferry boat. Nicoya Gulf Costa Rica ..

Puntarenas Costa Rica Island Princess Cruise Mangroves Macaw

8:30 min by michaelpoczynek
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Costa Rica via the Island Princess including videos of the cruise ship. Also featuring our expedition to the Mangroves, Macaw farm and conservatory. 85F, 99% humidity. From adult Macaws to babies. ..

Johanna Solano Miss Universe Costa Rica hula hooping en Puntarenas

0:53 min by HoopnosisCostaRica
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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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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./Long.); Less than 0 km 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 9.97 -84.83 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km 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 9.97 -84.83 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
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San Lucas Island

San Lucas Island is an island located off the Pacific shore of Costa Rica in the Golf of Nicoya. It is part of the 11th district of Puntarenas Canton of the province of Puntarenas. Formerly serving as an island prison, it is now a National Park.

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Located at 9.94 -84.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
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Esparza (canton)

Esparza is the name of the second canton in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 216.80 km², and has a population of 25,503. Its capital city is also called Esparza. The major portion of the canton lies along the coast of the Gulf of Nicoya between the mouths of Río Barranca and the Río Jesús María. An extension of the canton reaches northward from Esparza into the Cordillera de Tilarán. The canton of Esparza is subdivided into 5 distritos (districts).

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Located at 9.99 -84.67 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
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