Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Train ride Excursion Reviews

Hop aboard a train for a new and fun way to see Puntarenas' picturesque sites!
Did the train ride and a short Eco cruise.
Sail Date: April 2019
Did the train ride and a short Eco cruise. Enjoyable.
Did the train ride and a short Eco cruise. Enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took a short train ride through some small villages.
Sail Date: March 2019
We took a short train ride through some small villages. I always like getting away from the major cities to see what life is really like for most people in foreigh countries. The children came to wave at us as we traveled through their ... Read More
We took a short train ride through some small villages. I always like getting away from the major cities to see what life is really like for most people in foreigh countries. The children came to wave at us as we traveled through their villages. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Thios tour was both a Train Ride and Mangrove River tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
Thios tour was both a Train Ride and Mangrove River tour. This was a good overview tour starting with a display of traditional dancing followed by a short train ride starting in a poor residential area and moving up to ranch country. ... Read More
Thios tour was both a Train Ride and Mangrove River tour. This was a good overview tour starting with a display of traditional dancing followed by a short train ride starting in a poor residential area and moving up to ranch country. About an hours coach journey took us to a local market and on to a 45 minute boat trip though the mangrove swamps. The variety of activities meant that none were in-depth, more giving an overview, which was OK for us as it was our first trip to this country. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
An old rickety train that basically goes passed backyards filled with trash and mangos on the ...
Sail Date: March 2019
An old rickety train that basically goes passed backyards filled with trash and mangos on the ground....not worth it.
An old rickety train that basically goes passed backyards filled with trash and mangos on the ground....not worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took this excursion on the later or afternoon session.
Sail Date: March 2019
We took this excursion on the later or afternoon session. We were bused to the train station, wherein waiting, we were treated to fresh fruit and dancing by local teens. The location had a bar ($) and tables set up to display local ... Read More
We took this excursion on the later or afternoon session. We were bused to the train station, wherein waiting, we were treated to fresh fruit and dancing by local teens. The location had a bar ($) and tables set up to display local hand-made crafts for purchase. When the train arrived we set out to our boat tour through the rainforest. I had previously warned that the train goes through the poorest areas of Costa Rica and it does. Also, the train does not have air-conditioning :/. We were given bottled water and a bag of plantain chips. After a short train trip, we boarded smaller boats (about 20 ppl) to venture into the forest. Since it was late afternoon we were able to see a few animals which the morning excursion missed in the heat of the day. If you book this excursion, bring your own snacks and bring your binoculars or a good camera with a zoom lens. Without either, it's only a boat ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
the inland country sde turned out to be a very slow 10k ride through dried up mango trees littered ...
Sail Date: January 2019
the inland country sde turned out to be a very slow 10k ride through dried up mango trees littered with garbage on one side and shanty housing ore litter and garbage on the other. The tracks themselves appeared to be strewn with burn ... Read More
the inland country sde turned out to be a very slow 10k ride through dried up mango trees littered with garbage on one side and shanty housing ore litter and garbage on the other. The tracks themselves appeared to be strewn with burn piles by nearby residents Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour description did not match tour, train was worn out and you did not see anything.
Sail Date: November 2018
Tour description did not match tour, train was worn out and you did not see anything. Bus was excellent by us. Vendors again relentlessly. Non stop
Tour description did not match tour, train was worn out and you did not see anything. Bus was excellent by us. Vendors again relentlessly. Non stop Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Having taken the river part it was disappointing due to hurricane damage.
Sail Date: May 2018
Having taken the river part it was disappointing due to hurricane damage. Train was fun but the area we went through was a little rough. By homes of residents.
Having taken the river part it was disappointing due to hurricane damage. Train was fun but the area we went through was a little rough. By homes of residents. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great experience on an old 1885 train through the heart of the city.
Sail Date: February 2018
Great experience on an old 1885 train through the heart of the city.
Great experience on an old 1885 train through the heart of the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good if you like old trains; otherwise, not memorable.
Sail Date: February 2018
Good if you like old trains; otherwise, not memorable.
Good if you like old trains; otherwise, not memorable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took a bus tour, then a train ride and finally a boat tour on the Tarcoles river.
Sail Date: May 2017
We took a bus tour, then a train ride and finally a boat tour on the Tarcoles river. All parts were great. The guide spoke good english and was very knowledgeable about the culture, animals and history.
We took a bus tour, then a train ride and finally a boat tour on the Tarcoles river. All parts were great. The guide spoke good english and was very knowledgeable about the culture, animals and history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loud, late, ugly terrain.
Sail Date: January 2017
Loud, late, ugly terrain. AVOID..This has to owned by someone's brother in law.
Loud, late, ugly terrain. AVOID..This has to owned by someone's brother in law. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This was the train, boat and bus tour.
Sail Date: January 2017
This was the train, boat and bus tour. The only really intersting bit as the ride down the river to see camen and a variety of birds. The train ride was not very good at all.
This was the train, boat and bus tour. The only really intersting bit as the ride down the river to see camen and a variety of birds. The train ride was not very good at all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Train ride wasn't much, but the river trip was unforgettable, especially getting up close to the ...
Sail Date: January 2017
Train ride wasn't much, but the river trip was unforgettable, especially getting up close to the crocs in the river
Train ride wasn't much, but the river trip was unforgettable, especially getting up close to the crocs in the river Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The bus ride there was just as interesting
Sail Date: December 2016
The bus ride there was just as interesting
The bus ride there was just as interesting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very pleasant...not spectacular.
Sail Date: November 2016
Very pleasant...not spectacular. Was combined with a river ride to see crocodiles. That was cool!!
Very pleasant...not spectacular. Was combined with a river ride to see crocodiles. That was cool!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We got a lot of information from our guides about how they lived.
Sail Date: April 2016
We got a lot of information from our guides about how they lived. The schools this ia a great trip
We got a lot of information from our guides about how they lived. The schools this ia a great trip Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fun train ride, we stopped when monkeys were spotted.
Sail Date: March 2016
Fun train ride, we stopped when monkeys were spotted.
Fun train ride, we stopped when monkeys were spotted. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Rode the bus through uninteresting countryside.
Sail Date: February 2016
Rode the bus through uninteresting countryside. Old train was hot; took you through more boring countryside to see fields and dilapidated homes. Boat ride the best--saw crocodiles and 11 types of birds. But don't waste your money.
Rode the bus through uninteresting countryside. Old train was hot; took you through more boring countryside to see fields and dilapidated homes. Boat ride the best--saw crocodiles and 11 types of birds. But don't waste your money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had fun, but the tracks are almost to the point of being dangerous in spots.
Sail Date: December 2015
We had fun, but the tracks are almost to the point of being dangerous in spots.
We had fun, but the tracks are almost to the point of being dangerous in spots. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did the bus, train and boat ride.
Sail Date: April 2015
Did the bus, train and boat ride. Saw a different part of the countryside that we would have missed from the train- very eye opening and informative. Throw in a "crocodile safari" and it was all good. Enjoyed it very much.
Did the bus, train and boat ride. Saw a different part of the countryside that we would have missed from the train- very eye opening and informative. Throw in a "crocodile safari" and it was all good. Enjoyed it very much. Read Less
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We took a bus trip to the Targes River and boarded river safari boats.
Sail Date: April 2015
We took a bus trip to the Targes River and boarded river safari boats. We saw many crocodiles along the river banks. They were fascinating. We also rode on an old train along the countryside.
We took a bus trip to the Targes River and boarded river safari boats. We saw many crocodiles along the river banks. They were fascinating. We also rode on an old train along the countryside. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The train ride was really fun, but the river excursion not so much.
Sail Date: April 2015
The train ride was really fun, but the river excursion not so much. our tour got started two hours later than it was supposed to and after six hours we were hungry for more than just some fruit.
The train ride was really fun, but the river excursion not so much. our tour got started two hours later than it was supposed to and after six hours we were hungry for more than just some fruit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did not get to interact with the locals.
Sail Date: April 2015
Did not get to interact with the locals. They put you from a bus to a train without stepping on the ground. This could be a plus for many cruisers but I missed the opportunity to soak in the atmosphere and take a few photos.
Did not get to interact with the locals. They put you from a bus to a train without stepping on the ground. This could be a plus for many cruisers but I missed the opportunity to soak in the atmosphere and take a few photos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Train ride up valley/hill with through very poor populated area
Sail Date: April 2015
Train ride up valley/hill with through very poor populated area
Train ride up valley/hill with through very poor populated area Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line