Puntarenas is the capital city of Costa Rica and regarded as the largest at the pacific coast. This oddly shaped or eponymous region is widely spread in the south, far away from Costa Rica niche.
Population is about 100,000, mainly in towns and in the city. The main of attraction of Puntarenas lies within its beaches at pacific ocean where tentacles of tourists come for lounging and for surfing.
Caldera is among the country's main ports which regularly fetch ferries carrying vehicles from Nicoya Peninsula to Puntarenas. Also, it is considered the possible stop point for tourists of Monteverde, an island further inside the city.
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A Quick Overview: - The Largest province of Costa Rica is Puntarenas. The principle attraction would be found mainly on the pacific coast. The islands of Gulf of Nicoya are set within the surroundings of this region as well as in some parts of Talamanca and Tilaran Mountain ranges.
The area of this province is estimated to be about 11.276 SQ. Km with a population of 350,000 (100,000 in the capital, Puntarenas). The climate there is hot with an average temperature of 28 C and the altitudes lies at the sea level.
Explore Puntarenas: - You can talk a soft stroll on the beaches which are main attractions amongst tourist mainly for surfing. Tourists can also walk along the beach or aptly regarded as Paseo de los Turistas, a pedestrian boulevard stretched along the southern edge of the town.