What would be a family stay without visiting some of the places that have marked History? In Puntarenas, the historic offer is wide and allows to cultivate yourself while still enjoying a great climate and an exceptional quality of life. The cathedral, for example, is a must-do. Built in 1902, the place has a beautiful facade oriented to orient, which is unique in the country. You will also think of passing through the chapel of Nuestra Senora del Carmen, or the lighthouse of Punta. At last, to have a walk in the heart of the city, you will get the chance to cross the market of Puntarenas. Colourful tee-shirts, hats and postcards are waiting for you on this charming place that all proper tourists have to visit.
As you must know, Costa Rica is mostly about heavenly beaches of fine sand and transparent water like it is rare to see. To do yoga, surf, or simply enjoy the pleasures of farniente, go to the beach of Montezuma! Indeed, it has wonderful breathtaking natural spaces. Thanks to a dream situation, the city benefits from several parks and beaches with a preserved fauna and flora, which will please all nature lovers. We also recommend you the park of Carara, a local pride that tourists usually love.
At last, to enjoy the welcoming ambiance of the country, head to the Paseo de Los Turistas, which is nearby the beach and has several bars, restaurants and nightclubs. If you are there during the carnival of Puntarenas in February, you will fall under the charm of folkloric musics that you will get to listen everywhere. Sit down in a nice terrace, look at the carnival around you, taste a local specialty such as ceviche and enjoy the moment: There are the vacacations you’ve always dreamed of.