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Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
Cocal de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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The price is $88 per night
1.06 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (405 reviews)

"Excellent service by staff, all friendly while at the same time professional. Good breakfast included, and on Sunday even Ceviche two for the price of one, really tasty. In general a really good stay. We look forward to coming back."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina
Habitación Cerca de la Playa
2.5 out of 5
Avenida 2 Calle 21, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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2.38 mi from city center
Habitación Cerca de la Playa
Casa Lilu - Adults Only
2 out of 5
Avenida 17, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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2.12 mi from city center
Casa Lilu - Adults Only

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Cabinas Confort Puntarenas
Costado Sur Estadio Lito Pérez, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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2.17 mi from city center
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Hotel Tioga
3 out of 5
800 Este del Muelle de Cruceros, Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas
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2.24 mi from city center
3.2/5 (28 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
Villas Palmas del Mar
3 out of 5
500m oeste del Hospital, Monseñor Sanabria, Puntarenas
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3.45 mi from city center
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

Villas Palmas del Mar
Cabinas San Miguel Arcangel
2.5 out of 5
Parada de Terminal Transporte Unidos, 25 Metros Norte 75 Este, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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The price is $30 per night
1.64 mi from city center
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Hotel Las Brisas
3 out of 5
Al Final del Paseo de los Turistas, 200 Este del Faro de Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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The price is $68 per night
2.74 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (92 reviews)
Nice place in Puntarenas

"Great service. Everyone was very helpful. Open layout with a beautiful view."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Hotel Las Brisas
School of the World Surf Camp
2.5 out of 5
300 mts east of POPS 50 meters north, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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1.61 mi from city center
School of the World Surf Camp
Costa Rican Beach House Rental in Puntarenas
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3.66 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
Very nice

"Overall, the property was awesome. Arturo and Maribel take a lot of pride in their work. Her cooking was really good, and they were very helpful with everything. They work really hard to make sure you worry about nothing but enjoying vacation. The location is not bad, but I do have to say that if ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Costa Rican Beach House Rental in Puntarenas
Casa Lilu, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
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2.12 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
A private resort devoted to relaxation!

"When driving to Casa Lilu, you get an appreciation for the Tica experience mentioned in the description. Then the gate is opened and you are in your private resort at the confluence of the two rivers and the ever changing tide convinces you to sit back and watch the world go by. The house is very ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Casa Lilu, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cottage Style Beach House-large Private Pool-local Cell Phone use Included
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1.35 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Very nice.

"The house, pool, and beach were beautiful. We loved the property managers Lilly and Marvin. They were exceptionally nice. We felt like family and will miss them. They helped us book excellent day trips for snorkeling, fishinng, and the cloud forest. Marvin made many calls to help make sure that transportation ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Cottage Style Beach House-large Private Pool-local Cell Phone use Included
Jaco Lodge - Mini Full Bed Room + Beach Club
Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
The price is $35 per night
1.61 mi from city center
Jaco Lodge - Mini Full Bed Room + Beach Club
Cabinas Madeleine
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Central, Frente al estadio Lito Perez, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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The price is $38 per night
2.19 mi from city center
3/5 (40 reviews)
Overpriced Dump

"If you like giant cockroaches and lizards as your bed mates, this is your kind of place. The toilet had to be flushed several times, you could only access the WIFI if you stepped outside into the patio/parking lot, and the coffee filter still had the grains from the last unfortunate soul who stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

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Hotel Alamar
3 out of 5
Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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2.72 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (23 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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Visiting Puntarenas

Visitors to Puntarenas are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its local tours.

  • There are 13 hotels and other accommodations in Puntarenas
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 41.1 mi (66.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 45.5 mi (73.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Puntarenas

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Puntarenas Beach and Victoria Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Puntarenas Pier and Puntarenas Cathedral.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 13 hotels and other lodging accommodations to select from in Puntarenas. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hotel Alamar - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and central location.
  • Hotel Las Brisas - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina - With a stay at this 3.5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and bar.

Dressing for Puntarenas

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 83°F and the nighttime average to be 61°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September averages 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 80°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • Puntarenas gets about 72.76 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 62°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Puntarenas?
Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star resort offers a marina and 2 outdoor pools. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Puntarenas Beach. Traveler reviews also recommend Hotel Alamar and Hotel Las Brisas as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Puntarenas, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Puntarenas.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Puntarenas?
For additional details about changing or cancelling your trip to Puntarenas, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Puntarenas?
Villas Palmas del Mar is a top 3-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and free parking. Other options to stay with the kids include Hotel Alamar and Hotel Las Brisas. Attractions in the area like Macaw Sanctuary El Manantial are also fun for the whole family.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Puntarenas?
Hotel Las Brisas is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay close to Puntarenas Beach?
Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star resort offers a marina and 2 outdoor pools. It’s located just a short 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Puntarenas Beach. Another good option is Porto Bello, located just 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Puntarenas Pier?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hotel Puntarenas Beach, located next to Puntarenas Pier, and this hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Hotel Sol Puntarenas and School of the World Surf Camp are other good choices nearby.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Puntarenas?
Hotel Alamar is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina and Hotel Puntarenas Beach. Head to Puntarenas Beach or Playa Chacarita for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in Puntarenas?
Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina is a popular 3.5-star resort featuring 2 outdoor pools, a children’s pool, and free full breakfast. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Villas Palmas del Mar and Hotel Puntarenas Beach.

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