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#1 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks
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Curi Cancha Reserve (Monteverde)
#2 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that... more » Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that preserves local forests and biodiversity, benefits people of the area, and provides the highest quality experience for the visitor. Walk along beautiful natural trails with an experienced guide and see different species of birds and mammals. Learn about the amazing diversity of the cloud forest. « less
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Rainmaker Park (Parrita)
#3 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Playa Hermosa (Santa Teresa)
#4 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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The Bat Jungle (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#5 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Montezuma Falls (Montezuma)
#6 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Waterfalls
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#7 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#8 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Gardens
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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Playa Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa)
#9 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Hummingbird Gallery (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#10 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Art Galleries
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Playa Manuel Antonio (Manuel Antonio National Park)
#11 of 61 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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#12 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Tours; Forests
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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#13 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cano Island (Drake Bay)
#14 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Islands
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Osa Wildlife Sanctuary (Puerto Jimenez)
#15 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25 admission/donation. All proceeds go into the... more » Owner description: Also known as the Santuario Silvestre de Osa . Owned by Carol Crews. $25 admission/donation. All proceeds go into the sanctuary. « less
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Up in the Cloud Forest (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#16 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks
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#17 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge (Manuel Antonio National Park)
#18 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks
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#19 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous world of orchids. Our... more » Owner description: The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous world of orchids. Our garden has a large collection of orchids; we have more than 425 different species. You can find species that are endemic to Monteverde, and a collection of miniature orchids, including the smallest one in the world. We offer guided walks both in English and Spanish. We are in a great location in down town Santa Elena. « less
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#20 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks
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#21 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Waterfalls; Gardens
Owner description: Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls is unique in Costa Rica. It is truly a "Visual Masterpiece". The gardens begin with the... more » Owner description: Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls is unique in Costa Rica. It is truly a "Visual Masterpiece". The gardens begin with the natural beauty of Costa Rica and four waterfalls in the property with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. To this millions of plants, flowers and orchids from all over the world have been added. Manicured walkways meander long a river and at the crest of the mountain which make the entire 50 acre gardens accessible to all. Have lunch in our restaurant and browse the gift shop that offers authentic Costa Rica gifts. « less
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#22 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Other; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; National Parks; Beaches
Owner description: El Parque Nacional Marino Ballena se encuentra en el departamento de Puntarenas (Pacifico Central) es un hermoso parque de... more » Owner description: El Parque Nacional Marino Ballena se encuentra en el departamento de Puntarenas (Pacifico Central) es un hermoso parque de playa donde cuando la marea baja se une una isla al continente y forma la cola de una ballena. Tiene unas hermosas playas calidas y transparentes y una vegetacion agreste. « less
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Playa Matapalo (Quepos)
#23 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Beaches
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Isla Tortuga (Puntarenas)
#24 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Islands
This state-owned island is leased to a Costa Rican family that leads tours.
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#25 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Waterfalls
Hiking trails, hanging bridge, waterfalls, jungle/rainforest
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Isla Tortuga (Paquera)
#26 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Welcome to ISLA TORTUGA, one of the most amazing natural paradises in Costa Rica!Here you will have the chance to enjoy your... more » Owner description: Welcome to ISLA TORTUGA, one of the most amazing natural paradises in Costa Rica!Here you will have the chance to enjoy your contact with nature in a healthy, fun way.We offer the best entertainment for kids and adults. Our water and land activities will let you take advantage of the entire Island.Isla Tortuga has been a recipient of the Ecologic Blue flag for the past fifteen years. The Blue Flag guarantees clean oceans and beaches as well as the appropriate management of resource for all of our visitors.About the IslandIsla Tortuga is located on the southeast corner of the Gulf of Nicoya, across from Punta Curu.It is 120 hectares and its highest point is at 172 meters over sea level.This Island is property of the State, and was leased to a Costa Rican family, headed by Mario Cubero Fernandez.Mister Cubero, a great ‘visionary’ for his time, was conscious of the merciless consequences deforestation and hunting were causing in Costa Rica. Faced with a state without any resources available to protect this natural heritage, he used his own resources to embark upon the noblest journey of his life: to make Tortuga a wild flora and fauna refuge.During the next thirty years, he protected, reforested and reintroduced species that had almost disappeared from the Island; nature responded.Meanwhile, the owners of cruise companies visiting the Island have taken advantage of this work by bringing foreign and local tourists to the public zone of a worldly renowned destination.In the end, Costa Rica came out ahead by boosting its image as a responsible country always concerned for its nature. « less
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#27 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Gardens
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Hacienda Baru (Puntarenas)
#28 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Palo Seco Beach (Parrita)
#29 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Beaches
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Isla de Cabuya (Cabuya)
#30 of 61 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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