Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Puntarenas

Puntarenas

A launching pad for ferries heading southeast to the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas could easily be relegated to what you see from your car as you roll through town. Nonetheless, it's a city with a past as an affluent port town and principal vacation spot for San José's wealthy, who arrived by train in the last century. Once the port was moved and roads opened to other beaches, Puntarenas's economy crashed. View more

Recent attempts by politicians and hotel owners to create tourism-boosting diversions have been only marginally successful thus far. But if you have some downtime here, head for the Paseo de los Turistas, a beachfront promenade lined with concrete benches. From this narrow spit of sand—punta de arenas literally means "point of sand"—which protrudes into the Gulf of Nicoya, you get impressive sunsets and vistas of the Nicoya Peninsula.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Nach San Francisco, California
  • Caribbean & Central America
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Dez 20, 2018
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    17 Tage
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    Silver Whisper

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Puntarenas Nach Guayaquil
  • South America
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Abreise
    Okt 29, 2019
  • Dauer
    11 Tage
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    Silver Explorer

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Exkursionen in Puntarenas

Silver Shore Privato - Puntarenas by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

Explore Puntarenas at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Puntarenas by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Puntarenas at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Zip Lining Adventure

Experience the exquisite beauty of Costa Rica from a unique perspective during this exhilarating, half-day zip-line excursion.


If walking through a tropical forest is exciting, then imagine the experience of traveling on cables on top of it. The tropical forest is one the most complex ecosystems on Earth, more species of flora and fauna inhabit in this type of forest than in any other on the planet.


Upon arrival your guides will outfit and brief you for your day`s activities. You will then take a short walk through the forest to the base of the Original Canopy Tour. It consists of 11 horizontal traverses up to 1155 feet long. It has 7 platforms and 6 decks, working with a binary string and special system that makes no sonic impact on the environment.

Scarlet Macaws, howler monkeys, white tail deer and several other variety of aquatic birds are common in this areas. Also, endangered tree species such as Mahogany trees are protected at the park.

The last traverse brings you to a ground platform where the tour ends and a refreshing drink and tropical fruit snack awaits you.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and strenuous activity and is only recommended for guests in good physical condition. It is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with back/neck problems or limited mobility, sufferers of vertigo, or those who utilise a wheelchair. Wear light-weight clothing with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent. A helmet is provided. A parent or guardian must accompany participants under the age of 18; minimum age to participate is 12 years of age. Maximum weight for participants is approximately 235 pounds (107 kilograms). A signed waiver is required to participate. The drive to/from the canopy facility is approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes.

Andalusian Horse Show

Experience the beauty and talent of purebred Andalusian horses during this captivating, full-day equestrian excursion to Rancho San Miguel.


Farmland, Forests and Mountains

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Rancho San Miguel. En route, pass by mango and watermelon farmlands and lush forests, then take in stunning mountain views on the approach to the highlands of Alajuela Province, where the hacienda is located.


Rancho San Miguel and Andalusian Show

A school of high equestrian arts, Rancho San Miguel has been exhibiting horse fiestas for over 30 years, and is now famous throughout the Americas for its purebred Andalusian horses. Upon arrival, learn about the equine world of mares and stallions. Afterward, take in an unforgettable show combining dressage training of the magnificent Andalusian horses with young Amazonian female riders performing masterfully choreographed equestrian exhibitions.


Orotina and Shopping

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to a private venue, Valle del Sol, for a Costa Rican-style buffet lunch. After lunch, your last stop is at El Jardin souvenir market in Orotina. Here, some free time is made available for you to browse the shop, sample their delicious fruits or simply relax with a Costa Rican cup of coffee. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres), on paved surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and insect repellent from the ship.

Easy Cruise to the Eco Jungle

Explore the pristine natural beauty and abundant wildlife along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica during this picturesque and relaxing eco-tour along the Guacalillo Estuary and Tarcoles River.


Guacalillo Estuary

Depart the pier for the scenic drive along Costa Rica's Pacific Coast en route to the Guacalillo Estuary, located near Carara National Park. Upon your arrival at the boat station, you will have the chance to browse around "La Pulperia", a typical Costarican market. Try a local snack or a cold drink, then start your mangrove riverboat adventure.

Mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts and that provide a great habitat for many endemic birds like the cuckoo, hummingbirds, vireo, Panama flycatchers and many herons and egrets. These areas are also home to over 250 species of birds, mammals and insects, with the Tárcoles River's mouth to be considered as one of the richest sites for sea and shorebirds, mainly during their migration period between October and April.


Tarcoles River

The mouth of the Tárcoles River is considered by birdwatchers to be one of the richest sites for seabirds and shorebirds, especially during their migration from October to April. The osprey, gull, cormorant, pelican, and frigate birds are among the most common species in the delta. You will receive a birding guide which will help you to recognize them.

The river's shores are home to one of the largest crocodile colonies, with some specimens exceeding 9.8 feet (three meters) in length. Although Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards and birds that include herons, egrets, ducks, spoonbills, and storks are sighted on the majority of these outings, their cooperation cannot be guaranteed. During your tour, learn about the mangrove, the species and wildlife it supports, and the importance of its preservation.


At El Jardin Market

On the way back to the ship, stop at El Jardín Market, where you can browse around souvenirs, sample delicious tropical fruit, taste a cup of freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee or an iced cold beer while the beautiful sounds of the marimba music plays.

Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests will be required to embark/disembark the coach via the bus steps. Wear light-weight clothing, sun protection and insect repellent. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. A minimum number of guests per guide is required for operation of this tour. The sequence of the events might vary.

Nature Park & Aerial Tram

Indulge your senses amidst one of the most beautiful eco-attractions in Costa Rica during this unforgettable, full-day excursion to Turubari.


Turubari Park

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 70-minute drive to Turubari. Extensive conservation efforts have transformed this one-time barren valley into a beautiful and lush eco-park with a tropical forest, amazing views from the Aerial Tram, beautiful botanical collections, walking trails, a countryside farm with a sugar mill, and many other attractions that merge nature and culture.


Nature Walk, Tram Ride, Iguanas and Gardens

Upon arrival at the main station, board the aerial tram for a picturesque ride deeper into the park. Upon arrival, depart the tram for a guided trek through easy nature trails featuring orchid and bromeliad gardens, centenary trees, an iguana exhibit, a large butterfly garden that is home to over 25 different species, and more.


Countryside Farm, Plantations and Sugar Mill

Next, continue on to the countryside farm. Here, see coffee, sugar, banana, papaya, and yucca plantations, and learn how sugar, coffee and bananas play a very important role in the local economy. In addition, stop by the sugar mill to observe how sugar cane is transformed into different products, and view the farm animals.


Tram Ride, Turrubares River and Lunch

Following your visit, transfer back to the Aerial Tramway, then ride the gondola back to the main station. En route, take in spectacular panoramic views over the Turrubares River and its surrounds. Upon arrival, proceed to the restaurant for a Costa Rican-styled buffet lunch. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 70-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times on paved surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 10 steps at each venue. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and insect repellent from the ship.

Puntarenas Panoramic

Discover the natural splendour of Costa Rica during this orientation tour. Your half-day excursion features a picturesque drive past mountains, plains, valleys, plantations, and the Pacific Ocean. En route, visit the Esparza Church and Park Perez. A shopping stop is included.

A Walk in the Clouds

Discover the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica during this panoramic, half-day eco-trek in an exquisite cloud forest.


San Luis Park and Hummingbird Garden

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.75-hour drive to San Luis Park. Upon arrival, a comfort stop is made before starting your guided eco-trek through the lush, verdant trails of the cloud forest. Your journey begins with a short downhill walk leading into an open hummingbird garden, where many species of these tiny, vividly-coloured birds gather around and amaze you with their spectacular acrobatic aerial manoeuvers.


Guided Eco-Trek

After this beautiful experience, continue on to the first of four suspended bridges. Each of these bridges stretch between 95 and 253 feet (29 and 77 metres) in length, up to 126 feet (38 metres) above the ground and offer amazing bird's-eye views of the cloud forest. As you continue your way past rivers and cascades, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of your surrounds whilst your naturalist guide points out the most outstanding features of this misty forest. Included are diverse bird species, butterflies and small mammals, along with flora such as orchids, heliconias, ferns, bromeliads, and many other varieties of aerial plants and vegetation.

At the end of your nature walk, you will be able to taste the delicious 'agua dulce' (a traditional drink) with a hearty typical Costa Rican lunch.


Welcome Centre and El Jardin

After lunch, re-board the bus and start the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier. On the way stop at El Jardin where some time is made available to browse for souvenirs.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of hiking for approximately 1.1 miles (about 1.8 kilometres), at times on uneven and gravel surfaces, with over 60 steps to negotiate. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, and a light sweater or jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

PUNTARENAS GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

PUNTARENAS SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

Hotels in Puntarenas

PUNTARENAS GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

PUNTARENAS SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.