Puntarenas

Costa Rica

Cruises To Puntarenas

Stroll the seaport town with its multi-coloured cottages and local markets. Head to Carara Tropical Rainforest to explore exotic flora and fauna with a naturalist guide. Or opt for a tour of San Jose - home of the Teatro Nacional and Museo del Oro.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Puntarenas Cruise Terminal
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how much does this cost?" in Spanish: "cuánto cuesta esto?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
    Native crafts, clothing and souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      Step inside an aerial tram for an unforgettable ride up through the lush rainforest, soaring over treetops for 360-degree views of nature at its most beautiful.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Surfers flock to nearby Playa Jacó and Playa Hermosa for challenging waves. Playa Hermosa in particular features some of the Pacific coast's most powerful swells.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Savour delicious Costa Rican dishes like spicy sea bass or oxtail soup.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Behold the rainforest canopy, whether you walk through it or ride an aerial tram. Discover breathtaking waterfalls, butterfly gardens and a cloud forest.

Puntarenas TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Pacific Train, Bus & Boat Adventure

All aboard! Start with a relaxing train ride through rural countryside and tropical fields. Then board your motorcoach t...

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Discover Costa Rica

Charming churches. Working coffee plantations. Magnificent botanical gardens. This is a delightful way to discover Costa...

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Scenic Costa Rica

Don't miss the chance to see the diverse topography of Costa Rica! Travel through lush green rolling hills and flora fil...

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Jaguar and Macaw Sanctuary

The Natuwa Sanctuary at El Manantial is a Costa Rican wildlife conservation charity working to save and protect endanger...

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Featured Puntarenas CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Catch a dreamy sunset over the shimmering Pacific.

14-Day Panama Canal from San Diego

Indulge in up to 16 delicious dining options on board. | Norwegian Pearl was recently refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Diego (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia); George Town (Grand Cayman);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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Get your camera ready for picture perfect Cartegena.

14-Day Panama Canal from Miami

SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Acapulco (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Meet some colourful new friends along the way.

18-Day Panama Canal from New York

Cross this experience off of your bucket list.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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