Puntarenas Tourism

Welcome to Punta Arenas, which is in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica. Punta Arenas is a long peninsula with a city built out all the way to the point. You can check out our previous video of the point HERE

Parque del Muellero

For today’s video, let’s visit the area of Parque del Muellero, which is about half way along the town, on the south side. The beach in this area faces south into the Gulf of Nicoya, which has full exposure to the Pacific Ocean.

In the area, check out the Imperial Restaurant, which is on the corner of Calle Central/Av 4. It’s on the northeast corner. We had lunch there and the food was very good and well priced.

Down the path to the west, you’ll find a long chain of interconnected restaurants and shops selling all kinds of great items.

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The Main Attraction

Walk a minute farther and you’ll find the large tourist sign with Puntarenas in large and striking statue letters. There’s also a very interesting theatre with blue leaves hovering above the stage.

If you’re staying in Punta Arenas, you’ll find lower cost accommodations in the mid area of town. It’s easily within walking distance to the west end of town where you’ll find the peak of the island. It’s also where you can take a ferry across the bay to Guanacaste.

Travelling in Costa Rica is much easier when you know some conversational Spanish. Many locals will understand English, but it will ease your experience by knowing some basic Spanish in advance. You'll be able to ask better questions and understand signs/shop owners. I recommend using Rosetta Stone before you even leave for your trip, and when you arrive you can refine your conversational skills.

Beautiful Town

Punta Arenas is a great town with lots to see. Even the drive to the peninsula is exception with great views of both mountains and ocean. There’s lots of small vendors along to road selling grilled meat and treats. Adding Punta Arenas to your itinerary is an obvious choice!

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