I went to Puntarenas after 20 years more or less... and I have to say it is changed food good! The beach is clean and they are building a very cool malecon and a lighthouse, there are many restaurants, some bars, sodas y chinamos where you can buy from costarrican candys and food to many kinds of souvenirs.
About the hotel, it is very nice, rooms are no more than we needed, AC, two beds, tv, a small refrigerator and shower. Building is nice, well maintained, the pool area is very very nice, with palms and fruit trees like cad and carambola (that you can steal!). It is far enough to be quiet but not much to be away from the restaurants. The personal were very kind and helpful as well.
If you are looking for a place to rest without getting bored this is the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique in style , Hotel Punta offers tranquility and privacy. Enjoy nature with large green spaces and gardens in the middle of the city , with all amenities for maximum rest without being far from all shops and services offered by a city like Puntarenas. With new management since April 2008 , all rooms and furnishings were remodeled to 100%. Comfortable beds, air conditioning , cable television , refrigerator, private bathroom with hot water and access, enabling them to enjoy their vacation as a couple , family or stay for work . In the reception area , you can enjoy a cup of coffee courtesy of the house and enjoy a cozy space. ... more less