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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Region
Hawaii - Mexico - Panama Canal

Local Time
2019-10-17 21:54

min: 74 °F (23 °C) / max: 85 °F (30 °C) 76°F
24.5°C
Wind: 94°/ 1.2 m/s  Gust: 1.7 m/sWind: 94°/ 1.2 m/s  Gust: 1.7 m/sVery Light
1.2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature85 °F / 30 °C
74 °F / 24 °C

Puerto Caldera is the cruise port to Puntarenas - a major city and gateway to Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean coast. The city is located on a long and narrow peninsula in Gulf of Nicoya. It was country's main seaport for years, but now is mainly used by cruise ships. Puntarenas City covers a an area of approx 34 km2 (13 ml2) and has population around 35,000.

Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica) cruise port Puntarenas

The coast features a city beach lined with bars and restaurants (although its water is a little murky). The region has numerous National Parks or protected nature reserves. Inland Monteverde is famous for its cloud forest and two reserves (Santa Elena Rain Forest and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve).

Approx 20 ml / 30 km south of Puerto Caldera are located two forest reserves, best known for their diverse populations of birds - Carara Biological Reserve and the preserve encompassing the islands Negritos, Los Pajaros and Guayabo.

Puntarenas cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Puntarenas usually dock at port Puerto Caldera - Costa Rica's largest seaport, also ranked the country's most important cargo port. The port's harbor is protected by breakwaters and has docking terminals.

The distance between Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera is 28 km / 17 ml (northwest of the port). From the cruise port Caldera to Orotina City is 26 km / 16 ml (east of the port).

There is a regularly scheduled daily service by passenger ferries, linking Puerto Caldera with Puntarenas and Nicoya.

Puntarenas tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

From both cruise ports (Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera) are offered as shore excursions bus tours to San Jose - Costa Rica's capital city. Another popular tour destination is the Arenal Volcano - located approx 90 km (56 ml) northwest of San Jose. Tours to Monteverde are also often offered from the Puntarenas cruise port.

Port Puntarenas cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
7 October, 2019
Monday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Regatta10:0020:00
9 October, 2019
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Volendam08:0018:00
9 October, 2019
Wednesday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner11:0022:00
10 October, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Roald Amundsen
10 October, 2019
Thursday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Symphony08:0018:00
11 October, 2019
Friday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Symphony18:00
11 October, 2019
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCoral Princess07:0019:00
12 October, 2019
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam08:0018:00
19 October, 2019
Saturday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Legend06:0018:00
19 October, 2019
Saturday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Legend09:0019:00
20 October, 2019
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Amsterdam09:0018:00
21 October, 2019
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVision Of The Seas07:0018:00
22 October, 2019
Tuesday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Regatta08:0016:00
26 October, 2019
Saturday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCoral Princess07:0019:00
26 October, 2019
Saturday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Sojourn08:0018:00
29 October, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Explorer08:0023:00
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