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The Best Of Puntarenas - Combo Tour (6 Hours)


Caldera, Costa Rica

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

The Best Of Puntarenas - Combo Tour (6 Hours )

Caldera, Costa Rica

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Odds are you are in Puntarenas for just one day so we want to take you to the most important spots in this beautiful city along the Central Pacific coast. With a naturalist guide following you along the way, the tour will start with a countryside drive towards the Villa Lapas reserve. The drive will showcase the countries famous rural undertakings from citrus plantations to farming communities.

Villa Lapas is perfectly situated between the tropical and dry eco-systems of Costa Rica. Through the use of the Skyway bridge system you will explore the habitat with the hopes of spotting the diverse animals that make up this region; monkeys, anteaters, lizards and dart frogs just to name a few. Every walkway and bridge was built with the intentions of handling guests so don't worry about having to fly through the forest like the monkeys have to!

From the jungle you will head to the Saint Lucia village which is a quaint replica of a Spanish settlement during the colonization. Situated right next to a crystal clear river you will have the chance to explore some shops for a potential souvenir to bring back home or simply grab some tea and fresh fruit. From here you board a river boat for a one hour cruise along the stunning Tarcoles river. This river is home to one of the largest crocodile populations in the world so make sure you keep your hands clear from the water! You are bound to see some along the way.

After making a stop for lunch you will arrive in the city of Puntarenas, which means "sandy point" in Spanish. To this day, it's still used as a commerical fishing port, so it's not hard to find fresh seafood like shrimp, lobster, and fish. We'll visit Paseo de los Turistas, a tree-lined promenade adjacent to the beach. People from all over enjoy the popular restaurants, discos, cafes, bars, and hotels that are found here. Aside from the new, there are lots of lovely old, unusual buildings all over the city.

08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Wear long pants, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen, and don't forget your camera.
- This is a perfect for all ages.
- Lunch is not included in the tour cost.

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