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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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3.6 km from city centre
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
Cabinas Confort Puntarenas
Costado Sur Estadio Lito Pérez, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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3.49 km from city centre
Cabinas Confort Puntarenas
Casa Lilu, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Ave.17, Calle 108, Santa Eduviges, Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
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3.41 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 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
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Costa Rican Beach House Rental in Puntarenas
Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
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5.89 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (10 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 - Adults Only
2 out of 5
Avenida 17, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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3.41 km from city centre
Casa Lilu - Adults Only
Cottage Style Beach House-large Private Pool-local Cell Phone use Included
200 meters east of, Hospital Monsenor Sanabria, Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
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2.18 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (16 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
Inviting Oceanfront Villas w/ Shared Pool, Gardens & Beach Access!
Puntarenas, Chacarita from Hospital, Monseñor Sanabria, 500m West, Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
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5.46 km from city centre
Inviting Oceanfront Villas w/ Shared Pool, Gardens & Beach Access!
Jaco Lodge - Mini Full Bed Room + Beach Club
Puntarenas, Puntarenas (province)
The price is CA $46 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
2.59 km from city centre
Jaco Lodge - Mini Full Bed Room + Beach Club
Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
Cocal de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
1.71 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (409 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
Barceló Tambor
4 out of 5
Playa Tambor, Nicoya, Paquera, Puntarenas
The price is CA $228 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
34.78 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (238 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Easy check in. Very friendly staff although not a lot of English speaking people but it wasn’t a problem it is Costa Rica😂 all part of the wonderful experience. Food great. Drinks great. Fantastic time"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Barceló Tambor
Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
El Roble 23, Barranca, Puntarenas
The price is CA $245 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
7.5 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"Perfect place for family and friends, the only thing is the quality of the buffet service"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Fiesta Resort Central Pacific - All Inclusive
Hotel Arenas en Punta Leona
3 out of 5
Pacífico Central, Tarcoles, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
33.94 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (427 reviews)

"Great value for money. The pool was heated. Rooms were clean. Good size bathroom."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

Hotel Arenas en Punta Leona
Porto Bello
2.5 out of 5
250 Metros Oeste del Yatch Club, Cocal, Puntarenas
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1.68 km from city centre
2.9/5 (9 reviews)
Avoid!- Avoid! Avoid, Hotel and area. Go elsewhere

"As I said above, the hotel needs a huge face lift. Bedrooms need paint, new beds, new furniture, new bathrooms, new light fixtures, ESPECIALLY new doors and locks, outside lighting, ordered parking, a better pool, more lights in the surrounding areas, landscaping, new restaurant, even some new employees ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 3, 2017

Porto Bello
Hotel Alamar
3 out of 5
Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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4.38 km from city centre
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
Habitación Cerca de la Playa
2.5 out of 5
Avenida 2 Calle 21, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
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3.84 km from city centre
Habitación Cerca de la Playa
Villas Palmas del Mar
3 out of 5
500m oeste del Hospital, Monseñor Sanabria, Puntarenas
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5.56 km from city centre
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
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 CA $88 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.41 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (94 reviews)

"Mi estadía en el hotel fue gratificante, en todo momento el personal fue atento. Las instalaciones están bien presentadas y el menú en el restaurante es variado, el sabor de la comida exquisito y sus precios son muy accesibles. Ofrecen un Wifi muy estable y con buena velocidad. Sin duda un lugar ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 29, 2020

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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2.59 km from city centre
School of the World Surf Camp
Hotel Punta Leona
3 out of 5
Punta Leona Garabito, Tarcoles, Puntarenas
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $162 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
33.44 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (507 reviews)

"Excelente , llegue temprano y pude disfrutar de todo el dia.Mi habitacion estaba lista y me la dieron super temprano , no tuve que esperarme hasta que me la dieran en la tarde. Demasiado contento."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2020

Hotel Punta Leona
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 CA $39 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
2.64 km from city centre
Cabinas San Miguel Arcangel
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Puntarenas Hotel Guide

Planning to spend several days in Central Pacific Coast and would like to stay in central Puntarenas? The center of Puntarenas offers 4 Expedia-recommended accommodations within a 0.1-kilometre (0.06-mile) distance.

There are a handful of accommodation options within easy walking distance from the center of Puntarenas. The Puerto Azul Hotel & Club Náutico is a good choice as it's just 3 kilometres (2 miles) away.

The Tambor Tropical is situated 35 kilometres (23 miles) from downtown Puntarenas. Or, alternatively, the Doubletree By Hilton Central Pacific - All Inclusive is 7 kilometres (4 miles) away. Another possibility is to make a booking at the Barceló Tambor or the Punta Leona.

For those who are inspired to see more of the beaches that feature in this part of the world, you might also spend some extra nights in other places in Central Pacific Coast. No matter if you join in with the popular regional activities, for example hiking and sunbathing, or travel around to see the attractions, you will be able to book suitable places to stay in the vicinity.

Jaco is 45 kilometres (27 miles) to the southeast of Puntarenas and is where you'll find Jaco Beach and Herradura Beach. Jaco accommodation options include the HRG Condos at Los Sueños and Los Suenos Resort Villas and Condos. 90 kilometres (57 miles) to the southeast of Puntarenas, you may also choose to stay at Quepos, which is home to the The Preserve at Los Altos and Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort. If you stay in Quepos, set aside a little time to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Beach.

Before you head home, why not spend an afternoon cheering along with local sports fans at a local match. You'll find Saprissa Stadium 80 kilometres (49 miles) to the east of Puntarenas. Sleep nearby to the action at the Hotel Grano de Oro or the Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici.

Juan Santamaria International Airport is situated 65 kilometres (40 miles) from Puntarenas. Travelers who wish to stay close by, can easily book a room at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose or the Hampton Inn and Suites San Jose Airport.

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 Las Brisas and Cabinas Madeleine 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.
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.
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, and it’s located close to Playa Pochote. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Puerto Azul Boutique Resort & Marina and Hotel Puntarenas Beach.
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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