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Puntarenas Travel guide
Puntarenas : Michelin's recommendations
Once a large port, now a fishing port and embarkation point for the islands of the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas (or "sandy tip") trumps neighbouring spots thanks to its superb bay. San José (115km) residents flock here at weekends.