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2.5 out of 5
Avenida Central, Frente al estadio Lito Perez, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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Sep 16 - Sep 17
2.9/5 (35 reviews)
Don’t stay there

"Very dirty hotel, would not recommend. Fridge and microwave didn’t work. Faucet was lose."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Cabinas Madeleine
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3 out of 5
Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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3.7/5Good! (22 reviews)
Pretty good price quality ratio

"Although a fair distance from San Jose airport the location is nice.hotel staff is dedicated and customer oriented for sure.breakfast buffet was excellent and food for dinner very good.for what we paid for we got more than enough."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018

Hotel Alamar
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3 out of 5
Al Final del Paseo de los Turistas, 200 Este del Faro de Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.8/5Good! (59 reviews)

"The beach is right in front of the property! It also has a pool. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. The room was clean and we had no issues. At night, the property was quiet. A few blocks away there is the ferry that leaves daily from Puntarenas to Paquera. You can take your car or ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Hotel Las Brisas
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3 out of 5
800 Este del Muelle de Cruceros, Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas
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3.3/5 (29 reviews)

"This hotel is so run down it should be closed. Looked behind the scenes when leaving and it was literally a pigstall. The staff is very friendly and I feel sorry for them what they have to cope with. The owner should be ashamed of himself to let things go that far and just take the money and I can't ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018

Hotel Tioga
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3.5 out of 5
Cocal de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.6/5Good! (349 reviews)

"Beautiful setting and staff very nuce and helpful to get us a cab"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2019

Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina
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3 out of 5
500m oeste del Hospital, Monseñor Sanabria, Puntarenas
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2.4/5 (13 reviews)
Full of bugs no hot water

"Property was not clean and full of bugs. There were holes in the wall where ants were coming through. There were bugs scurrying around in the shower. There was no hot water anywhere. The guy argued with us when we checked, wanted us to pay another $100.00. Not happy with the whole transaction."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

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Where Should We Stay in Puntarenas?

The tropical destination of Puntarenas is a great choice if you've been considering a vacation with the kids. The boating, beaches, and excursions are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is located 41.1 mi (66.1 km) from the city center. Puntarenas has 7 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

Cabinas Madeleine - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free WiFi. This aparthotel is rated 2.5 stars.

Hotel Las Brisas - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The breakfast options and helpful staff make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Hotel Tioga - Offers a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 3-star hotel.

Tangeri Chalets - Features 2 outdoor pools, free parking, and in-room refrigerators. This aparthotel is rated 3 stars.

When Should We Visit Puntarenas?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Puntarenas.

  • Hottest months: April, May, March, and June, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 62°F
  • Driest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.54 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, October, June, and August, with an average rainfall of 11.66 inches

What Should We See and Do in Puntarenas?

While you and your family are visiting Puntarenas, you might want to check out some of the attractions here such as Puntarenas Pier, Puntarenas Beach, and Puntarenas Cathedral. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Victoria Park and Guayabo Island Biological Reserve.

Puntarenas is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Excursions
  • Tours
  • Boating
  • Ziplining

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