"Potential To Be A World Class Resort" Puntarenas by NitnyLeo

Puntarenas Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 84 photos

Sailing into Puntarenas will remind you of a Hawaiian village...palm trees line the shore with volcanic cones attempting to assert hegemony over the tranquility of a peaceful sea.
It is an old port that has lost its lustre and vitality. As you walk the uneven sidewalks, you are constantly aware of the oldness of the buildings shrouded by gaudy facades; at every corner you are ....(tbc)
If Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Colonel ever decides to move to Costa Rica, he will move here.
There is so much more to write about Puntarenas; and my final review will be positive. In fact, I'd love to live here; I already have the site picked to open an Internet cafe in order to support myself.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Its gorgeous from a distance
  • Cons:Dirty water, dirty beach, dirty town
  • In a nutshell:An Old Port Left Behind In Time
  • Last visit to Puntarenas: Dec 2001
  • Intro Written Sep 13, 2002
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