Best Of Puntarenas
OverviewThe best value shore excursion for a fist time visitors to Puntarenas Costa Rica. On this excursion you will enjoy a nice and pleasant driving around Puntarenas Provice and visit small and picturesque towns along the way. Enjoy the diverse fruit stands and taste the fresh and sweet fruits are grow in Orotina Town. After it, have a close contact with the huge crocodiles that are common in Tarcoles River during our 1 hour boat tour. On our tour, our professional naturalist tour guide will look for White-Faced Cappuchin Monkeys, Scarlet macaws, Big Iguanas, Sloths, crocodiles, toucans, aquatic birds and many other beautiful species common in our tropical rain forests. A city tour of Puntarenas City is also included
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The tour begins at port where you hop on an air-conditioned motor coach for a one-hour drive along scenic road, passing quaint villages on your way to Orotina. Costa Rica's topography is one of the worlds most diverse. Rolling hills, high mountains, plains, valleys, and riverbeds are just part of the gorgeous landscape that make you think of one word: paradise.
On the way, stop for watching the White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys and sometimes the Howler Monkeys, in a private property that had been taking care of this animals for a long time.
Once in the area, you can find many small local vendors and fruit stands with some truly exotic tropical fruits, such as caimitos (star apples), cashew fruits, cashew nuts, mangos, Star fruit and many more amazing fruits, most endemic to Costa Rica. Our guide will explain all about these fruits and give you samples for enjoy them.
Continuing our scenic drive, you will enjoy an Eco Boat Tour in the Tarcoles River, where many and huge crocodiles inhabit. This river hosts the largest population of crocodiles in Costa Rica. Besides crocodiles, you will be able to enjoy many different aquatic birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Scarlet Macaws and other species. After this tour, a short break is given for enjoy a cup of coffee or ice tea.
After all this, you will visit El Jardin Souvenir Store, one of the largest souvenir stores in the area, where you will be allowed to walk around the place, go shopping or taste a local meal at the restaurant.
Early afternoon, the return to Puntarenas will include a Bus City Tour. The main attractions will be The Puntarenas Cathedral, The Light-House, The Fishing area, The Central Market, The Stadium, Paseo de la Turistas and Artisan Market.
After the tour, you can decide to stay in the city or make your way back directly to the ship. For all those interested in walking along the boulevards, the pier is located right at the city at a very short distance from your ship. So, no worries for an easy return.
Inclusions for Best Of Puntarenas
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions for Best Of Puntarenas
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.