Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

Costa Rica

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Cruises to Puerto Caldera

Just a few miles from Puerto Caldera is Puntarenas, where stunning beaches, an array of wildlife, and streets lined with restaurants, bars and cafés await. Carara National Park is a must for nature lovers and features ancestral trees and secondary forests, perfect for spotting wildlife such as crocodiles and 400-plus species of birds, including colourful scarlet macaws. Or, switch gears and party with the locals at Jaco, about 30 miles south. There, find sun, fun and sand with plenty of bars and places to grab a bite.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Caldera Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central Standard Time) UTC/GMT -6 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Spanish.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Costa Rican colon
    • Famous For
      Puerto Caldera is the oldest port in the country. The port of Puntarenas was only developed in 1840, when coffee production reached exportable levels.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Coffee cultivation has been the primary source of income for many Costa Rican families since the turn of the 19th century.
    • Fun Fact #2
      It rains year-round in Costa Rica. Wherever you go, take an umbrella or rain poncho just in case. And remember, it gets chilly in the mountains.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Gallo pinto, stir-fried rice and beans, is Costa Rica's national dish and usually served at breakfast. Ceviche is also popular, as are tamales.

Puerto Caldera 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

This combination excursion gives you the opportunity to ride a historical train that has been in service for more than 5...

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Aerial Tram, River Cruise & Lunch

Enjoy the most exciting adventure in the natural wonderland of Costa Rica. Board the Pacific Tropical Forest Aerial Tram...

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Scenic Costa Rica

Your sightseeing drive through rolling hills, high mountains, plains, valleys, and riverbeds is just part of the gorgeou...

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Vintage Rail, River Safari & Folkloric Show

Explore the more remote areas around Puntarenas by riding a vintage train inland and then boarding a boat for a cruise u...

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14-Day Panama Canal From Los Angeles To Miami: Mexico & Costa Rica

Cross the Panama Canal aboard one of our newest ships, Norwegian Bliss. | Soak in mesmerizing views any time in the Observation Lounge. | The perfect itinerary for a multicultural experience at sea.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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15-Day Panama Canal From Miami to Los Angeles: Mexico & Costa Rica

Cruise the famous Panama Canal with Norwegian. | Enjoy the best of Broadway on Norwegian Encore. | Winner of Best New Ship, Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Editor-in-Chief Awards
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Cartagena (Colombia); Colón (Panama); Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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12-Day Panama Canal from Panama City to San Diego: Cabo & Puerto Vallarta

Visit 7 countries aboard the renovated Norwegian Jewel. | Savour diverse dining options on board Norwegian Jewel.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Panama City (Colón) (Panama);
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua); Acajutla (El Salvador); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Huatulco (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
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