302 Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

This was another difficult day for the Captain and passengers. We were warned ahead of time that it was a narrow dock with 2 ships tying up. We had planned on going on a train ride and boat ride but my mother was ill so we cancelled. It ... Read More
This was another difficult day for the Captain and passengers. We were warned ahead of time that it was a narrow dock with 2 ships tying up. We had planned on going on a train ride and boat ride but my mother was ill so we cancelled. It turned out that the people on that excursion were among the greatly delayed passengers and that as the excursion had left late much of where they went was dark by the time they got there. As we weren't among those who were on the excursions we can't really comment on how it was all handled. I know many were mad about various things including waiting a long time in the hot sun for their buses to arrive. At 8 pm we were told that we were still waiting for 260 passengers. The ship had been due to depart at 6:30, The last passengers arrived on board just after 10. There was a market just off the dock. It was a long dock. The market was ok, .but very crowded. There were 2 ships in port at the same time. If the aisle in the middle had been wider it would have been easier for people to get through and look at each of the stands. There was a beach right next to the dock so I managed to dip my feet in the water there too. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Lots of vendors near the ship. Another hot day. We had been to Costa Rica before, so we decided not to take an excursion.
Lots of vendors near the ship. Another hot day. We had been to Costa Rica before, so we decided not to take an excursion. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
A pleasant river cruise to enjoy the wildlife and plant. We saw lots of crocodiles!
A pleasant river cruise to enjoy the wildlife and plant. We saw lots of crocodiles! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We toured town on our own. If I were doing it again, I would go see Magellan's ship. We had lunch at Sotitos - wonderful King Crab Salad.
We toured town on our own. If I were doing it again, I would go see Magellan's ship. We had lunch at Sotitos - wonderful King Crab Salad. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Private tour operator here - I highly recommend Odyssey Tours. You can find them on the main street after you pass throught the port. A full day excursion in a van holding 14 people- perfect! We saw a sugar cane pressing demonstration, ... Read More
Private tour operator here - I highly recommend Odyssey Tours. You can find them on the main street after you pass throught the port. A full day excursion in a van holding 14 people- perfect! We saw a sugar cane pressing demonstration, views of Puntarenas from a mountian top lodge, visited a historic resort area, took the Crocodile Man bird and croc, boat tour followed by a delicious included lunch. Good value for what you got. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017

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