Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion

Day Trips & Excursions in Central Pacific Coast

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This tour will allow you to really take a glimpse of a fantastic Costa Rica. It encompasses wildlife, great food, rainforest, fruit tasting, affordable and diverse shopping and a close and personal encounter with the Costa Ricans, famed to be the happiest people in the world.
The tour starts by going to a private area where the cute and well known white faced monkeys come to play every day. It is a great chance to see wildlife at its purest state. After being enchanted by these amazing creatures, you will be taken to the “fruit towns”, an area where the sweetest and best tropical fruits are produced.  Try them from the hands of smiling farmers proud to share their crops with the visitors.Once you try the soft and fresh tastes of the tropics you will be taken to the wild side. Getting on a safe and comfortable pontoon you will be gliding on the Tarcoles River. This well known waterway holds the largest population of American Crocodiles in Central America. But it is not only about these fantastic dinosaur like creatures! It is a great tour for pure naturalists, birdwatchers and photographers. You will enjoy, among several other species of birds, herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills and other wonders like iguanas and basilisks (Named also Jesus Christ lizards for their ability to walk on water).After all this excitement, it is time for lunch! You will try one of the best local restaurants in the coastal region. With fresh meats, vegetables and fruits your lunch will not only be nourishing but also totally delicious! After lunch, you will get to do some shopping. The products are excellent and the prices are great.  Clean and well distributed, this store is diverse and the prices are affordable. You will end the shopping experience by going to a real Costa Rican supermarket where you will be able to buy local coffee. To end this great day you will be taken through the city of Puntarenas, the first port Costa Rica ever had in history, you will be taught about its traditions and its particular culture  and this as well is the place where your cruise will be waiting for you.At the end of this fantastic day, you will feel like your visit to Costa Rica was much longer and deeper than one day only… for all you will see and live!

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour