Highlights - A Super Combo Tour

Highlights - A Super Combo Tour

Highlights - A Super Combo Tour

The best tour you can take during your visit to Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Come with us and enjoy our exclusive and unique tour with a professional naturalist tour guide, who will explain you the most important aspects of the Central Pacific Coast and will show you the rich wildlife of this fascinating region.

Your breath-taking adventure begins with a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside on an air-conditioned vehicle for up to 20 passengers to guarantee professional and personalized service. Your guide will point out many sights of interest including mango, sugar and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands and rural farming communities. You will be heading to Herradura Bay until you arrive at our private reserve, about 1 hour drive from the pier. Upon arrival to our beautiful property, you will have some free time to use restrooms and explore the surroundings before to beginning the rainforest nature walk.

The adventure starts on a 15-minute ride aboard our specially designed 40-passenger tractor. Once we arrive to the top of the mountain, you will have spectacular views of the Herradura Bay and Island, as well as the Nicoya Gulf. Within the property, you will have the opportunity to view the Scarlet Macaws, Chestnut Mandible Toucans and whiteface monkeys. The property rests on 80 acres of land... 50% of which is primary forest. Once at the entrance of the trail, our naturalist tour guide will be heading the expedition into the rainforest. During the 45 minutes and 0.7 mile downhill nature walk, you will learn about tropical ecology, biodiversity, local flora and fauna and many other interesting aspects of this unique and particular ecosystem. At the end of the trail, a butterfly garden with hundreds of beautiful insects will compliment the visit before enjoy some fresh tropical fruit and cold water.

Continuing our tour, you will be heading to Tarcoles River, where from the bridge you will be able to admire many American Crocodiles. During this short stop, you can take pictures! Usually at this point we easily find as many as 20 or 40 crocodiles every day. Continuing our tour, you will visit El Jardin Souvenir Store & Restaurant. This is beautiful souvenirís store and Art Gallery with excellent products. Here, free time is allowed for shopping and lunch at the restaurant, where delicious typical and international dishes are offered for an excellent price. You can taste the typical dish of Costa Rica, El Casado, a plate that combines rice, beans, vegetables, fried plantain and a meat of your selection (chicken, steak, fish) for an affordable price of . (Lunch is not included in the tourís rate).

Returning to the pier, before the drop off, you will visit Puntarenas City. This is the largest city in the Central Pacific. Some 120 kilometers west of the capital San Jose, Puntarenas means Ďsandy pointí in Spanish, and used to be one of the countryís principal seaports. Situated in the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas has played a huge role in the history of Costa Rica. Puntarenas offers visitors and locals alike, a variety of tantalizing fresh sea foods such as shrimp, lobsters, fish, and more.

A lively and attractive city, perhaps one of Puntarenasís most interesting features is the Paseo de los Turistas. This is a tree-lined promenade adjacent to the beach. This area turns into a colorful street on weekends, as people from all over flock the popular restaurants, discos, cafes, bars and hotels that are found here. While the beach here is not safe for swimming because the water tends to be pretty murky, it is still a great place to hang out and relax with the local Ticos. Worth the time to explore, this city has many beautiful old unusual buildings found all over the place, as well as several fabulous restaurants and hotels. Puntarenas also has a lovely old church, which is a must see!

Note: This tour is highly recommended for the whole family, including seniors and children. However, participants must be able to walk at least 0.7 mile in a tropical climate.

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Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
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  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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