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

Puntarenas Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 78 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.
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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)
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If Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Colonel ever decides to move to Costa Rica, he will move here.
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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.

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  • 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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