are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and do not close for lunch.
offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Commercial offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Stores and other businesses from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
all Latin American Countries, Puntarenas is Predominantly Catholic,
but other denominations are found throughout the city.
is tropical city and experiences only two seasons: wet and dry.
The dry season is generally between late December and April,
and the wet season last the rest of the year.
light for your visit. Will be wise to pack a sweeter if you
are going to visit some of the highland areas otherwise loose
fitting shirts and pants a hat and sunglasses are recommended
see on our inserts for more information about what to bring.
dial, facsimile, internet, collect, credit cards services are
available. Bilingual operator assistance international call
dial 116, local information dial 113, long distance information
CARDS & TRAVELERS CHECKS
major credit cards are accepted throughout the city, but some
smaller will only accept local currency. Traveler´s can
be easily cashed.
official currency is the Colon and is easier to use than dollars
US dollars are accepted throughout the city currency can be
exchanged at banks and hotels. The currency rate fluctuate daily.
Blue Flag program is a project created by the Costa Rica Government
to assure the control and regulate pollution among the beaches.
Our beach compliance with the main requirements established
by the commission, our visitors will enjoy excellent services,
water control, pollution control first aid services, baywatch,
as well as security beyond the shore line perimeter.
care n Puntarenas is very good and sanitary standards and high.
Private clinics are found throughout the city.
is the official language. English is spoken in most of the tourist
is a 13% sales tax at restaurants and most services industries.
10% tip will be added to your bill in restaurants and bars.
Every hour on the hour.
5 am / 2:30 pm / 11 am / 4:30 pm
From/To Santa Elena
1:15 pm / 2:15 pm
5:30 am / 7 am / 8:30 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:20 pm / 3
Every hour on the hour.
4 am / 6 am / 8 am / 10 am / 12 pm / 2 pm / 4 pm / 6 pm /
8 pm / 9:30 pm
5:30 am / 6 am / 7:45 am / 8 am / 9:30 am / 10 am / 11:30
am / 11:45 am / 1:30 pm / 2 pm / 3:30 pm / 4 pm / 5:15 pm
Toucan Tours: 661-3273
Vesa Tour: 663-0808
Transportes Miramar: 2480045 / 639-9802
Swiss Travel Services: 282-4896
water is safe to drink, however bottled water is always recommended.