Attractions

Aquarium in Puntarenas

Parque Marino del Pacífico

This marine park is popular with families and has an aquarium that showcases manta rays, nurse sharks, Nemo (we mean clown fish) and other creatures from the Pacific. The park sits on the site of the old train stati…
Gallery in Puntarenas

Casa de la Cultura

Casa de la Cultura has an art gallery with occasional exhibits as well as a performance space offering seasonal cultural events. Outside there's a pedestrial passageway with contemporary sculptures.
Museum in Puntarenas

Museo Histórico Marino

This dusty museum describes the once-proud history of Puntarenas through audiovisual presentations, old photos and artifacts. At the time of research it was closed for an indefinite period.
Architecture in Puntarenas

Palacio Municipal

Built in place of the previous Municipal Palace that burned down, this rather unusual 1970s structure with jutting upper floors, designed by architect Jorge Bertheau, is definitely the most unusual building in town.…
Architecture in Puntarenas

Casa Fait

Quite possibly the most beautiful building in Puntarenas, Casa Fait is a 1920s flight of fancy by the Italian immigrant Alberto Fait Rocchi. It's a curious mix of Victorian-style influences and a touch of art nouvea…