Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Puntarenas

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Puntarenas. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the local tours, boating and ziplining. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Seasonal weather in Puntarenas

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, April, May, March and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Puntarenas

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Puntarenas is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Puntarenas Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Victoria Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Guayabo Island Biological Reserve (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Organos Beach (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Tortuga Island (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Curu National Wildlife Refuge (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Puntarenas

Fly into San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), the closest airport, located 41.1 mi (66.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is 45.5 mi (73.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Puntarenas?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 44 holiday lettings around Puntarenas. From 15 Houses to 9 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Puntarenas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Puntarenas. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Puntarenas Pier: 80 holiday lettings
  • Puntarenas Cathedral: 75 holiday lettings
  • Victoria Park: 75 holiday lettings
  • Caldera Port: 407 holiday lettings
  • Tortuga Island: 481 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Puntarenas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Puntarenas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 15 Houses in Puntarenas. Our other popular types of Puntarenas holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Puntarenas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 40 holiday homes with pool available in Puntarenas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.