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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Diverse wildlife. Thousands of species of plants. Coffee plantation tours and rainforest tours. Outdoor activities galore. When taking a cruise, consider booking one that includes Puntarenas. There’s no other place in the world where you can experience rainforests from hundreds of feet in the air, or see certain species of plants that are unable to thrive elsewhere. There are also many restaurants and shopping opportunities for the traditional traveler (don’t forget to pick up some local bagged coffee - you won’t regret it). For the active traveler, you’ll have plenty of options to stay busy – hiking, kayaking, rafting, and horseback riding are among the sports you can try out here.

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Destinations for Cruises from Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Puntarenas, Costa Rica:

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Crystal Crystal from Puntarenas, Costa Rica Huge Onboard Credits!
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Silversea Cruises
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Silversea Expeditions
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
  • Personalized Butler Service
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Star Clippers
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (170 - 227 Guests)
  • Intimate
  • Casual Atmosphere
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Windstar Cruises
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Puntarenas, Costa Rica

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Puntarenas, along with a brief description:

♦ Cahuita National Park

If you’re looking for something fun to do before or after your cruise from Puntarenas, check out Cahuita National Park. If you’re tired of rainforests, this park has a beach that attracts plenty of turtles, eels, manta rays, sea urchins, sharks, colorful fish, and over 30 types of coral (making it a great site for snorkeling). Other biodiversity throughout the park include herons, toucans, orchids, and more. There’s even a shipwreck that you can hike to, making for a very unique experience!

♦ Tortuguero Canals

Located in Tortugero National Park, you can take an electric boat tour along its canals, allowing you to get up close and personal with the many kinds of trees, wildlife, and animals of the region (including crocodiles!). This is a very popular and thrilling way to experience Costa Rica’s rainforests. It is also a convenient way to see the park without getting dirty or muddy. If you would prefer to hike before or after the tour, there are also some hiking trails located in this park.

♦ The Rainforest Aerial Tram

For the best rainforest views in Costa Rica, consider experiencing the Rainforest Aerial Tram before or after your cruise from Puerto Limon! Aerial trams will take you right above the tree tops, allowing you to see the rainforest from above. Naturalists are also on each tram to inform you of what you’re looking at, and what to look for. If you have time while in Puerto Limon, experiencing the rainforests from the sky is a must for any adventurous traveler!

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