Puntarenas : Beach , Adventure and Nature

Topics: Costa Rica, Tropics, Pacific Ocean Pages: 2 (691 words) Published: April 15, 2013
“The traveler sees what he sees , the tourist what he has come to see.” G.K. Chesterton. and what Costa Rica offers to the tourist is a diversity of European style community , a good place to enjoy fresh and inexpensive seafood meals and the beauty of its nature. Puntarenas is small and welcoming and it has something for every taste , for people who are into adrenaline activities or for others that prefer a peacuful walk on the coast , prestige beaches with gorgeous sunsets , active volcanoes with volcanic hot springs , lush rainforest full of intrigue with a wide biodiversity and to top it all , a climate that is like no other.

Puntarenas is the biggest city in the Central Pacific , and it is located only 120 km west of the Capital of San Jose. Puntarenas covers most of Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean Coast , decked by plenty of islands , beaches and beautiful natural treasures , which makes Puntarenas a tourist destiny by excellence , famous around the world for its sport-fishing , and also a surfer's paradise. This spectacular area , a two hours drive away from Capital , attracts many tourist for the gorgeous , stunning beaches enjoying beautiful sunrise and sunsets right in front of your eyes , if your hotel or cabin is near the sea. With a lot of activities to enjoy in Puntarenas , sport-fishing is among the most popular activity . It can be enjoyed in the towns of Quepos , Jaco and Manuel Antonio, where you can catch sailfish , marlin , tuna , dorado and wahoo. Surfers here are on the look for good waves and some Puntarenas beaches offer amazing surf points. Playa Hermosa is home to some of Costa Rica's best waves and host to international surf competitions.

One of the main attractions of the country, the rainforest experience. There are several National Parks and nature reserves such as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Santa Helena Reserve, and the Corcovado National Park. Excursions are a local and extremely safe favorite. Both children and...
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