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Map of Puntarenas County Costa Rica

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Detailed Road Map of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula
and Puntarenas County Costa Rica

The inland portion of Puntarenas Canton is home to the famous Monteverde Cloudforest Preserve, driving to the northeast of the Interamerican Highway. Puntarenas also extends to the coast of the Gulf of Nicoya, and also covers the southern Nicoya Peninsula. The city of Puntarenas is built out on a barrier island or finger of land extending into the Gulf of Nicoya at the river mouth of the Puntarenas Estuary.

Taking the coastal highway south from Puntarenas, you will find the Port of Caldera, arrival point for many of the cruise ships that visit Costa Rica. That road continues inland a ways to Orotina before it turns south along the coast leading to the Jaco Beach area.

Puntarenas has plenty of tourist attractions, the most popular being boating and watersports in the Gulf of Nicoya. Boat tours to the various islands in the Gulf are frequented by birdwatchers seeking many rare and endangered migratory raptors and waterfowl species.

There is a Puntarenas ferry, and water taxi services, available to take tourists across the Gulf to the many beaches and resorts along the southern Nicoya Peninsula, such as Paquera, Curu, Tambor and Montezuma. From there, travelers can rent a car and drive to the Pacific Coast side of the Nicoya Peninsula to enjoy Cabo Blanco Reserve and the surfing beach areas of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Manzanillo.

Puntarenas City street map and county road map of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica
City Street Map of Puntarenas Costa Rica