What to see in Puntarenas and the Gulf Islands

Come to explore the Costa Rican province of Puntarenas and the Gulf Islands and live an unforgettable vacation

Puntarenas stands out in the Costa Rican country due to the splendid beaches that it has, where you can spend some calm days and practice different water sports. You can also discover impressive natural reserves and hike the amazing little islands that are spread in the coastline of Central Pacific.

These are some of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit:

Puntarenas CathedralPuntarenas Cathedral
Visit the Nuestra Senora del Carmen Cathedral in Puntarenas and appreciate its beautiful architecture

Cabo Blanco Nature ReserveCabo Blanco Nature Reserve
Discover Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, one of the most wonderful reserves in Costa Rica

Enjoy the colorful and autochthonous streets of the village of Montezuma and know the traditions of Costa Rica

Montezuma FallsMontezuma Falls
Plunge into the impressive setting of the Costa Rican Montezuma Falls and enjoy its crystalline waters

Curú Wildlife RefugeCurú Wildlife Refuge
Penetrate into the wildest and most exotic nature in Costa Rica, the Curú National Wildlife Refuge

Monteverde Cloud Forest ReserveMonteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, one of the most spectacular nature reserves in Costa Rica

Isla de ChiraIsla de Chira
Discover a charming little island, Isla Chira Island, and enjoy its marvelous Costa Rican scenic beauty

Isla GuayaboIsla Guayabo
Discover Isla Guayabo, in Costa Rica, where you can observe numerous marine birds making their nests

Coco islandCoco island
Visit the natural setting which attracted many novelists and film directors, Isla Coco Island, in Costa Rica

Isla San LucasIsla San Lucas
Discover one of the toughest and most severe prisons of the world and be amazed with its incredible history

Tortuga IslandTortuga Island
Visit one of the most important islands in Costa Rica, Isla Tortuga Island, and enjoy its natural richness

Parque Marino del PacíficoParque Marino del Pacífico
Discover the amazing marine biodiversity of Costa Rica in the Parque Marino del Pacífico.

Montes de OroMontes de Oro
Come to one of the biggest Costa Rican paddies in Montes de Oro, in the Puntarenas province, Costa Rica

Manzanillo BeachManzanillo Beach
Discover the charming Playa Manzanillo Beach and enjoy the kindness of its Costa Rican people

Playa Mal PaísPlaya Mal País
Enjoy the beauty of the waves of Playa Mal País and meet its lovely village of Mal País, in Costa Rica

Playa Santa TeresaPlaya Santa Teresa
Enjoy one of the worldwide key points for surf, Playa Santa Teresa Beach, in Costa Rica

Playa CarmenPlaya Carmen
Enjoy the warm sun of Playa Carmen Beach and relax in the three popular beaches of Mal País, in Costa Rica

Playa TamborPlaya Tambor
Discover the charming village of Tambor and relax along its beautiful Playa Tambor, in Costa Rica

Montezuma BeachMontezuma Beach
Have fun in one of the most tourist beaches in Costa Rica and enjoy its warm sun in Playa Montezuma Beach


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