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What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

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CALI
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What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Will be in Puntarenas for conference for 5 days.

want to send the wife and kids on 2-3 tours but they dont want to travel far and only want to leave the resort for 3-4 hours at a time.

What is within 1/2 hour each way to see?

I read about 25 zip lines but how far are they?

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1. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

You could take a look at Adventure Park - http://www.adventureparkcostarica.com/ only thing I can think of that fits the bill. More will chime in soon.

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CALI
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2. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Where exactly is this place located?

how far from Doubletree Puntarenas?

one of the tours says cloud forest?

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3. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Really not many choice only one hour drive from Fiesta hotel...Monteverde is about 2 hours at least!

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4. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Here is the location adventureparkcostarica.com/en/location-and-r… Cant really think of much closer myself. Its 25 kilometers from Puntarenas.

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Edited: 08 March 2012, 23:58
CALI
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5. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

My readings show many things are 1-2 hours away, adventure park looks close but i am concerned it is 1 hour to get there. eventhough it is 25 KM, looks like 1 hour drive

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6. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Approx 30-40 minutes from Puntarenas you can find the Bird and Crocodile Safari boat tour, The Outtrigger canoeing and Snorkeling, some canopy tours, the Aerial Tram, the adventure park just to name a few.

Edited: 09 March 2012, 00:43
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7. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Besides the Tarcoles River crocodile tour, you could try Carara National Park famous for its macaw population. You could also arrange for a tour of the Puntarenas mangrove …blogspot.com/2011/11/manglar-de-puntarenas.… or spend the day taking a trip on the Calypso Cruises to Isla Tortuga, pricey but worth it. There are now tours to San Lucas Island, the former home of the penitentiary with a beautiful beach. Costa Rica's Alcatraz! http://www.sanlucastours.com/ Not many will agree with me, but the town of Puntarenas can be interesting. There's a museum at the Cultural Center near the Cathedral (itself a historical landmark) and there are many moderate priced restaurants with great seafood. Since the town hasn't experienced the tourism boom like other parts of Costa Rica, it retains some of its "authentic" flavor. The Churchill at one of the open air "soda fountains" on the beach near the cruise ship pier is not to be missed.

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8. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Also near Orotina your family can spent good time at "turubari park "(turubari.com) 30/40 minutes drive from your hotel.

Pura Vida.

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9. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

turubari looks closed? website says ceased operations

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10. Re: What to do within 30 minutes drive of Puntarenas?

Sorry about it ... !!! that's (was) a great place to visit.

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