The small port city of Puntarenas, located on the central Pacific coastline, hosts both international cruise ships and local ferries providing easy access to the Nicoya Peninsula's remote beach areas. If overnighting at Puntarenas, you may wish to stay outside of the city in a rustic rural hotel featuring an onsite wildlife refuge. Here you can find traditional wooden cabins, nature trails, a swimming pool, and a delicious onsite restaurant. Centrally located, this commercial port provides a wealth of fresh seafood restaurants, a local public beach, and is within a couple hours' drive from the capital city of San Jose or one of Costa Rica's top tourist destinations, Manual Antonio National Park.
Hacienda La Ensenada is a national wildlife refuge and eco-lodge located just north of the Gulf of Nicoya and Rio Tempisque. This ecolodge’s rural and remote location allows its guests to ...
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