An important gateway to the Pacific Ocean, the commercial port city of Puntarenas provides a jumping off point to nearby islands and popular beaches. Located on a small peninsula opposite the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the port is surrounded by native jungle on one side and the Gulf of Nicoya on the other. Puntarenas is the capital city of the province by the same name and gives direct access to appealing beaches like Jaco, Tambor, and Montezuma. It has a ferry that can connect you to places of interest along the coastline and over to the Nicoya Peninsula. Nearby are many tourist attractions as well as unique protected natural areas accessible from this location. Tours are available to the very popular Vista Los Suenos offering 80 acres for extreme ziplining in its transitional rainforest canopy.
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