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Playa Matapalo (Quepos)
#31 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Beaches
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Isla Tortuga (Puntarenas)
#32 of 119 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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#33 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views,... more » Owner description: The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views, guided family walks, and guided sunset nocturnal toursSit under a shady tree and watch Quetzals, Bell Birds, Umbrella Birds, Snakes and a variety of other birds in their natural habitat.Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is a private sanctuary, staffed by nature lovers and is the newest Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde Costa Rica. « less
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#34 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Waterfalls
Hiking trails, hanging bridge, waterfalls, jungle/rainforest
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Isla Tortuga (Paquera)
#35 of 119 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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#36 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Gardens
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Hacienda Baru (Puntarenas)
#37 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Palo Seco Beach (Parrita)
#38 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Beaches
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Isla de Cabuya (Cabuya)
#39 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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#40 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks
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San Luis Waterfall (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#41 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Waterfalls
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Arte Jaguar Gallery (Monteverde)
#42 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Roberto Wesson original paintings inspired by the energy and magical tropical forest.Located in Monteverde and surrounded by... more » Owner description: Roberto Wesson original paintings inspired by the energy and magical tropical forest.Located in Monteverde and surrounded by pristine cloud forest ,the artist and naturalist guide opens his studio-gallery to the public. « less
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La Selvita (Quepos)
#43 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Parks
Owner description: LA SELVITA Nature Park and Biological Reserve is situated in the heart of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, minutes... more » Owner description: LA SELVITA Nature Park and Biological Reserve is situated in the heart of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, minutes away from the port-town of Quepos and the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. At “LA SELVITA” you will live the adventure in a privileged place full of primary rainforest, where you will find the greatest ecosystem of flora and fauna in the world. Here, you can enjoy nature while taking advantage of our hiking trails, canopy zip line tour zipline tour, and ATV tour among other adventure tourism activities. In LA SELVITA you will live an unforgetable experience and find nature in the waterfalls, exotic vegetation and the animals that inhabit the park while actively being part of the conservation of the área « less
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Sirena Ranger Station (Corcovado National Park)
#44 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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#45 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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#46 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Two beatiful vintage trains will take the visitor through an amazing 2 hour trip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Ideal... more » Owner description: Two beatiful vintage trains will take the visitor through an amazing 2 hour trip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Ideal for family groups and people with mobility limitations. Great views of the Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, restaurant, souvenir shop and gourmet coffee shop available, open year round from 7 am to 4 pm, night tours available upon request. « less
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Serpentario (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#47 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Monteverde Frog Pond (Santa Elena)
#48 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranario (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#49 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Twenty-six species of frogs and toads are collected in terrariums.
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Uvita Beach (Uvita)
#50 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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Fishing (Santa Teresa)
#51 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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Playa Bejuco (Esterillos Este)
#52 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Beaches
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#53 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: A Canadian owned operation specializing in exclusive groups of 5 or less. Beach & Backcountry excursions with an english... more » Owner description: A Canadian owned operation specializing in exclusive groups of 5 or less. Beach & Backcountry excursions with an english speaking guide. We are conveniently located on Playa Esterillos, one of the most pristine and deserted stretches of beach in all Costa Rica. We pride ourselves in the care each and every one of our gorgeous horses receives. They are loved and respected as members of our family! « less
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KSTR Monkey Tour (Manuel Antonio National Park)
#54 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Our Special Wildlife Tour is from 9 AM until 11 AM on Mondays, Weds, Fridays and Sundays. Our tour is given by the Animal... more » Owner description: Our Special Wildlife Tour is from 9 AM until 11 AM on Mondays, Weds, Fridays and Sundays. Our tour is given by the Animal Caretakers in the Wildlife Sanctuary and includes a snack at the end of the tour. (Special tours can be arranged for groups by appointment only.) You will see the following animals in the Sanctuary: • Spider monkeys • White Faced Monkeys • Squirrel Monkeys • Tamarins • Marmosets • Nocturnal Kinkajou (if he is awake) • Parrots • Porcupine • Our multi-species enclosure which is the largest in Central America where humans walk through a cage inside of the enclosure so that the monkeys climb all around you. This newly expanded tour includes our Vet Tech feeding rescue animals that are not normally seen by the public due to the fact that they will be released back into the rainforest. Our Vet Tech will also give a talk and take questions about the animal being shown (through a glass wall for the animal's protection). Animals being shown could vary, so when you book your tour feel free to ask what animal you will get to view. Suggested Donation for the tour is suggested $40 for adults, $25 for kids (under18). The person booking the tour needs to take a deposit of $5 per person to confirm the tour. The people taking the tour will give the money to the Zoo Keeper at the end of the tour, either cash or credit card (a 13% tax will be added when using a credit card). To book a tour, please call or speak to your receptionist. Please be sure to book 48 hours prior to the tour. Sometimes emails take awhile to arrive and we want to make sure we are prepared. We will confirm with you, prior to the tour. The tour meets in the lobby with the glass enclosed computer room, at 9 AM. Here are more details about this tour: You will get to watch the animals in our sanctuary plus: Learn about the monkeys in our sanctuary Learn a little history about each of them « less
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Sky Mountain Canopy (Puntarenas)
#55 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Tours; Trails
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#56 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Owner description: Golf tour provider for the Marriott Los Suenos golf course. We provide hotel pickup and discount green fees for Jaco,... more » Owner description: Golf tour provider for the Marriott Los Suenos golf course. We provide hotel pickup and discount green fees for Jaco, Herradura and Manuel Antonio area hotels. « less
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Teatro Jaco (Jaco)
#57 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Teatro Jaco is a new Costa Rica based theatrical production company dedicated to "bringing the world of entertainment to... more » Owner description: Teatro Jaco is a new Costa Rica based theatrical production company dedicated to "bringing the world of entertainment to Playa Jaco." While inspiring local talent through funding arts programming and educational workshops for the Central Pacific region. Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole has produced and managed shows all over the world for the past 30 years. He currently owns and operates the SoHo Playhouse in New York City. « less
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#58 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
Category: National Parks
Owner description: This World Heritage Site, straddling the boundary between Costa Rica and Panama, features great biodiversity and is the home... more » Owner description: This World Heritage Site, straddling the boundary between Costa Rica and Panama, features great biodiversity and is the home to members of three Indian tribes. « less
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Playa Carmen (Santa Teresa)
#59 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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San Lucas Beach Club (Puntarenas)
#60 of 119 attractions in Province of Puntarenas
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