Puntarenas

Costa Rica

Cruises To Puntarenas

Stroll the seaport town with its multi-colored 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.
  • ship

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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Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary & Puntarenas Sightseeing

The Macaw Sanctuary at El Manantial is a wildlife conservation project working to save and protect macaws that are nativ...

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A golden opportunity from San Francisco.

15-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco

SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Francisco (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Huatulco (Mexico); Puerto Chiapas (Mexico); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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14-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles

14-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles

SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Acapulco (Mexico); Huatulco (Mexico); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia);
DISEMBARK New Orleans (Louisiana);
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Macaws rest on treetops overhead

14-Day Panama Canal from Miami

SHIP Norwegian Sun
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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