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Top things to do in Province of Puntarenas

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ADR Adventure Park (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Ranked #1 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Immerse yourself in the forest of San Antonio de Damas, just 35 minutes from Quepos and the world famous Manuel Antonio Park,... more » Owner description: Immerse yourself in the forest of San Antonio de Damas, just 35 minutes from Quepos and the world famous Manuel Antonio Park, and let us take you on an unforgettable adventure through the jungle! The adventures included are: 1. waterfall rappel, 2. via ferrata, 3. canyon rappel, 4. canopy zipline, 5. canopy rappel 6. waterfall zipline, 7. waterfall tarzan swing, 8. free fall in river pool, 9. caving ladder,10. zipline guided rappel & 4x4 safari ride up the mountains. « less
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MidWorld (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Ranked #2 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Just 20 minutes from Quepos nestled in over 1,000 acres of river front rainforest land, MidWorld offers: Costa Rica’s longest... more » Owner description: Just 20 minutes from Quepos nestled in over 1,000 acres of river front rainforest land, MidWorld offers: Costa Rica’s longest Superman line – the "Super Mono Rail" measures in at 1.055 kilometers! Canopy Tour – includes 10 lines and 15 platforms with breathtaking forest views, 2 rappel lines and a treetop suspension bridge. High Ropes Puzzle Course - area's only puzzle/adventure course that includes numerous game bridges, a swing, rappel line, and monkey climb. ATV tour – area's only tour with fully-automatic ATV's. Enjoy MidWorld's spectacular scenery without the worry of shifting gears. At 330-350 ccs, we also boast the areas most powerful machines. « less
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Ranked #3 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
Owner description: We here at Costa Canyoning are stoked to share with you an experience of a life time! Come descend 6 different breathtaking... more » Owner description: We here at Costa Canyoning are stoked to share with you an experience of a life time! Come descend 6 different breathtaking waterfalls down our warm tropical canyon! With over 12 years of international Canyon guiding experience, we know how to get you down fun and Safe! "Probably, The Best waterfall tour in Costa Rica" « less
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Montezuma Yoga (Montezuma)
Ranked #4 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: Beautiful Yoga Studio and Retreat Center with ocean view in the charming beach town Montezuma. only 5 minutes walking... more » Owner description: Beautiful Yoga Studio and Retreat Center with ocean view in the charming beach town Montezuma. only 5 minutes walking distance from town you will find our beautiful open air studio . Come and practice Anusara Inspired & Vinyasa Flow Yoga to the sound of monkeys, birds and the ocean. All of our instructors are highly trained and experienced, and you will get the attention you deserve. Special candlelight & live music classes on sunday evenings and donation yoga classes on saturdays with the proceeds supporting our local recycling project.We also host yoga retreats with international teachers and yoga teacher trainings as well as individual yoga vacation packages. Please refer to our website for more details and prices. We look forward to seeing you on the mat! « less
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Ranked #5 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Equestrian Trails
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El Trapiche Tour (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #6 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Farms; Factory Tours
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Ranked #7 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Tours; Transportation
Owner description: We are a local company with more than 10 years experience located in the heart of Jaco, Costa Rica. We offer safe,... more » Owner description: We are a local company with more than 10 years experience located in the heart of Jaco, Costa Rica. We offer safe, comfortable and inexpensive:- Private shuttle services- Tours to all tourist attractions in Costa Rica- Breathtaking individual tours off the beaten track « less
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Ranked #8 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Playa Hermosa (Santa Teresa)
Ranked #9 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Playa Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa)
Ranked #10 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Rainmaker Park (Parrita)
Ranked #11 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Hummingbird Gallery (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #12 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #13 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Trams; Transportation
Owner description: While staying in Monteverde don’t miss the Sky Tram that will lead you up to the Continental Divide and to one of the highest... more » Owner description: While staying in Monteverde don’t miss the Sky Tram that will lead you up to the Continental Divide and to one of the highest mountains in the area.  Sky Tram is a guided tour where you can have the opportunity to observe the cloud forest outstanding biodiversity, the majestic Arenal Volcano and the Nicoya Gulf.The Sky Trek’s zip lines go from mountain to mountain, allowing you fly through a cable at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and heights of over 520 feet.  There are also 5 observation towers that surpass the cloud forest treetops, providing amazing panoramic views our company has a braking system that was superior to what I'd experienced in other places.The zip linesthemselvesare long and fast, when the clouds cleared, we were able to see the ocean, which was amazing. It is a really great experience. « less
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The Bat Jungle (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #14 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional... more » Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes « less
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Rancho Tipico don Juan (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Ranked #15 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
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$135* and up
Ranked #16 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our... more » Owner description: The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can! « less
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Ranked #17 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Horseback riding is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest; we have some of the nicest horses... more » Owner description: Horseback riding is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest; we have some of the nicest horses and the best views in the area, come and discover nature at its best in our private exclusive 80-acre property. We have 2 great options to choose from:Option #1 This is our signature 3 hour tour. The tour starts at our beautiful Herradura base just 10 minutes from Jaco Beach and Los Suenos area, once you arrive we will get prepared to depart on your journey, to the waterfalls and swimming pools, if you are lucky along the way you will have the opportunity to spot some great wild life such as: Tucans, Scarlet Macaws, White Face Monkeys. Upon arrival to the swimming area we will set up some fresh tropical fruits and water, and you will have some time to hang out and enjoy the waterfalls and natural slide. Duration: 3 hours. Departure Times: 9:00am, 10am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm. What to bring: Water shoes and swimwear , mosquito repellent, long pants, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. Includes: Bilingual guides, entrance to the Waterfalls, insurance, helmets, fruits and water.Option #2 This is our shorter version of our Horseback Tour, The tour starts at our beautiful Herradura base just 10 minutes from Jaco Beach and Los Suenos area, once you arrive we will get prepared to depart on your journey, this tour will take you to some great mountain trails, if you are lucky along the way you will have the opportunity to spot some great wild life such as: Tucans, Scarlet Macaws, White Face Monkeys. Duration: 1.5 hours. Departure Times: 9:00am, 11am and 1:00pm. What to bring: Long pants, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses and camera. Includes: Bilingual guides, insurance, helmets, and water. « less
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Montezuma Falls (Montezuma)
Ranked #18 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Florblanca - Pilates (Santa Teresa)
Ranked #19 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: Find your balance and harmony inside and out as you breathe, move, sweat and flow with Florblanca Pilates.Our Pilates studio... more » Owner description: Find your balance and harmony inside and out as you breathe, move, sweat and flow with Florblanca Pilates.Our Pilates studio is fully equipped with Pilates apparatus, and private or semi-private Pilates classes are scheduled at your convenience. We also offer group Pilates mat classes twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am. « less
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
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$135* and up
Ranked #20 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Rancho Tropical (Puerto Jimenez)
Ranked #21 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
Owner description: Rancho Tropical offers unique and memorable experiences in the nature exploring the typical vegetation, the wildlife... more » Owner description: Rancho Tropical offers unique and memorable experiences in the nature exploring the typical vegetation, the wildlife diversity and panoramic views. Activities are Horseback Riding, Hiking Excursion, Waterfall Rappelling, Farming Tour, Night Walk and Camping. « less
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Ranked #22 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: Located in Dominical, Costa Rica, our retreat oasis lies just two minutes from the beach and warm Pacific Ocean, at the base... more » Owner description: Located in Dominical, Costa Rica, our retreat oasis lies just two minutes from the beach and warm Pacific Ocean, at the base of rain-forested mountains where the Baru River meets the sea. Home to the gorgeous Bamboo Yoga Play studio, Danyasa offers yoga, dance, movement workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, as well as accommodations, adventure tours, healing mentoring and bodywork and rest and relaxation in general. We invite you to open to experience the abundant creative life force which naturally wants to move through us! « less
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Up in the Cloud Forest (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #23 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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La Escuela Del Sol (Montezuma)
Ranked #24 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Other
Owner description: Combine Spanish, surfing, yoga, fire dancing and scuba certification in any combination for 1-12 weeks in Montezuma, Costa... more » Owner description: Combine Spanish, surfing, yoga, fire dancing and scuba certification in any combination for 1-12 weeks in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Programs include accommodations, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, bonfires and a whole lot of fun. « less
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Ranked #25 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Corcovado Info Center is a tour operator located in Drake Bay, owned by Kenneth Mora Mendoza, tour guide with over ten years... more » Owner description: Corcovado Info Center is a tour operator located in Drake Bay, owned by Kenneth Mora Mendoza, tour guide with over ten years of extensive experience and knowledge of the Corcovado National Park, Cano Island and the Osa Peninsula. We are specialists in overnight trips to the Corcovado National Park where you can see amazing wildlife, forest and beautiful nature. Also we do many other tours in the area, such as whale and dolphin watching, snorkeling at Cano Island, Terraba-Sierpe Mangrove Forest excursions and more. Contact us if you would like to have a great experience in the National Park. « less
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Playa Manuel Antonio (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Ranked #26 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

The blue water of this coast provides exceptional challenge and excitement for seasoned, as well as occasional angles. International bill fishing tournaments in these waters... more »

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Ranked #27 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Unique, hand picked gifts and art. Supporting many local Costa Rican artists and artisans. From fine art canvases, wood... more » Owner description: Unique, hand picked gifts and art. Supporting many local Costa Rican artists and artisans. From fine art canvases, wood carvings and fine silver jewelry to folk art and hand-made soaps; you'll find a great selection of Costa Rican products (as well as few from other Central American artists). Authentic Boruca Indian masks from Costa Rica and Chorotega Indian Pottery. Beautiful leather bags and local jewelry. « less
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Ranked #28 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Forests; Tours
Owner description: The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's Eternal Rain Forest and is managed by the MCL. Bajo del... more » Owner description: The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's Eternal Rain Forest and is managed by the MCL. Bajo del Tigre is situated in Monteverde and is approximately 29 hectares in size, although the property is surrounded by other forested properties in the zone. The type of forest found in Bajo del Tigre is rare and it is poorly represented in the country. This is because these forests were cut down to make way for coffee plantations and urban zones. Bajo del Tigre presents an altitudinal range from 1,020 to 1,380 meters above sea level and receives over 2,400 mm of rain annually. In this type of seasonal forest, the dry period extends from January through the beginning of May.Bajo del Tigre has a reception center for visitors and a gift shop with items related to our organization and conservation in general. In addition, next to the reception center is a "kids' house" oriented to environmental education for local kids. The main visitors of Bajo del Tigre are national and international students. However, it is being used more and more by ecotourists and occasionally by researchers. In Bajo del Tigre, there are about 4.4 km of trails that allow you to enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the area, as well as an excellent view of the sunset over the Nicoya Gulf. « less
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Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Ranked #29 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Come experience Villa Vanilla's Spice Tour and Gourmet Tasting!! Only 10 miles east of Quepos/Manuel Antonio Park our 2.5... more » Owner description: Come experience Villa Vanilla's Spice Tour and Gourmet Tasting!! Only 10 miles east of Quepos/Manuel Antonio Park our 2.5 hour plantation tour includes: 1. Post-harvest warehouse where spices are dried,processed and packaged. Our "bean to bar" spicy chocolate is tasted here. 2. A garden walk thru our Epiphyte Trail where you'll see, smell and taste our tropical spices and plant collection 3. Flavors of the World Spice Tasting at our breathtaking Mirador viewpoint from our vanilla, chocolate and Ceylon cinnamon. 4. Spice Shoppe where you can stock up on our vanilla, Ceylon cinnamon, cocoa, peppers, ginger, red turmeric, allspice and cardamon. « less
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Selvatura Park (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #30 of 139 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Parks; Tours
Owner description: Selvatura Park is one of the best nature and adventure parks in Costa Rica with a wide variety of activities including:... more » Owner description: Selvatura Park is one of the best nature and adventure parks in Costa Rica with a wide variety of activities including: Canopy Tour, Treetop Walkways, Butterfly Garden, Insect Exhibition, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition and an excellent restaurant where you can combine activities and have the absolute best experience in the Cloud Forests of Monteverde. « less
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