A visit to Costa Rica isn’t complete without finding a vacation rental in Puntarenas. The region of Puntarenas is the largest within Costa Rica and is known for once being the main seaport into the Pacific Ocean, which attracted thousands of visitors yearly. The region is still popular as a central point for reaching the multitude of beaches and islands in the area. In Spanish, the region name translates literally into ‘sandy point’.
The capital of Puntarenas is Puntarenas City, which is a lively and attractive city. Most popular in the city is Paseo de los Turistas, a tree-lined promenade nearby to the beach. Throughout the city are ancient buildings, including a wonderful old church to explore. As a key fishing port, the city also boasts excellent fresh seafood which can be found in the many shore-side restaurants and bars. Vacation rentals and condo rentals are frequent in this capital city, so finding accommodations here won’t be a problem. As well, throughout the year, there are multiple festivals and carnivals that make a visit that much more interesting and educational. In particular, the Festejos Populares is in November, Fiesta del Virgin del Mar is held during July, while there several annual carnival celebrations in February and March. Book your lodging quickly to make sure you don't miss out on one of these exciting festivals.
Outside of the city, key highlights of the Puntarenas region are the national parks and nature reserves found throughout the region. Wildlife is abundant here, which makes for great sightseeing while hiking through the rain forest. City dwellers from the Costa Rica capital of San Jose often vacation at the beaches in the region as well, making it a real local hangout. The region was also once known for its coffee exportation.
Vacation rentals and condo rentals throughout the Puntarenas region are prevalent, but accommodations are particularly abundant in the city itself. Beach side villa rentals and other types of lodging are often nearby to restaurants, busy city strips and the relaxation of the ocean too.
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