Find A Cruise

Clear Selections

Region:

Duration:

Ships:

Port:

Specials:

San Francisco to Montréal

AUTUMN PASSAGE | 32 Nights | Departs Sep 5, 2015

Click to Call
 

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Ports:

Sep, 5

-San Francisco, California

Sep, 6

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Sep, 7

-Cruise the Coast of Mexico

Sep, 8

-Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Sep, 9

-Cruise the Coast of Mexico

Sep, 10

-Cruise the Coast of Mexico

Sep, 11

-Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

Sep, 12

-Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Sep, 13

-San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Sep, 14

-Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Sep, 15

-Cruise the Gulf of Panama

Sep, 16

-Transit the Panama Canal

Sep, 17

-Cartagena, Colombia

Sep, 18

-Cruise the Caribbean Sea

Sep, 19

-George Town, Cayman Islands

Sep, 20

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Sep, 21

-Miami, Florida

Sep, 22

-Port Canaveral, Florida

Sep, 23

-Charleston, South Carolina

Sep, 24

-Charleston, South Carolina

Sep, 25

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Sep, 26

-New York City, New York

Sep, 27

-Newport, Rhode Island

Sep, 28

-Boston, Massachusetts

Sep, 29

-Portland, Maine

Sep, 30

-Rockland, Maine

Oct, 1

-Saint John Bay of Fundy, Canada

Oct, 2

-Halifax, Canada

Oct, 3

-Sydney, Canada

Oct, 4

-Cruise the St. Lawrence River

Oct, 5

-Québec City, Canada

Oct, 6

-Montréal, Canada

Oct, 7

-Montréal, Canada

Puntarenas, Costa Rica-port

Puntarenas, which means "Sandy Point" in Spanish, is the capital and main city in the province Puntarenas, Costa Rica, at the Pacific coast. The oddly-shaped province has its largest section in the South, far from the capital. A mountainous country, Costa Rica ranges from sea level to peaks as high as 13,000 feet and a succession of white, sandy beaches follow one another along the Pacific Coast. The country was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Eco Mangrove River Cruise
    Seated Tour
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Macaws Sanctuary & Puntarenas Exploration
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Monteverde Trainforest
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Poas Volcano and Sarchi
  • San Jose City Tour
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Skywalk in the Forest
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Tropical Forest Sky Way and Pura Vida Gardens
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent Choice
  • Tropical Train Ride & Exotic Mangrove Glide
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Eco Mangrove River Cruise

    Seated Tour
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: pnt-009

    Experience the natural beauty of the Guacalillo estuary and Tarcoles River on this leisurely river cruise that focuses on the wonderful ecology of this region.

    Your adventure takes place on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, along the Guacalillo estuary and the Tarcoles River, located near Carara National Park. The Guacalillo estuary is noted for its mangrove forests. In fact, four different species of mangrove are found in this area: tea, black, red and white mangrove. The mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts and provide a great habitat for many endemic birds like the cuckoo, hummingbirds, vireo, panama flycatcher and many herons and egrets.

    The mangrove forest you will visit is one of the most important in the mid-Pacific Coast for the conservation of the Scarlet Macaw. While this endangered bird species spends most of the day in the forest, they roost in the mangroves. The area is also home to 250 species of birds, crocodiles, mammals and insects. In fact, the Tarcoles River mouth is considered by birdwatchers to be one of the richest sites for sea birds and shore birds, specifically during the migration from October through April. Ospreys, Gulls, Cormorants, Pelicans and Frigate birds are some of the most common species found in the delta.

    The shores of the Tarcoles River house one of the largest colonies of crocodiles and there is little doubt you will spot some during your tour! Some of these reptiles are easily three meters long. Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards as well as herons, egrets, ducks, spoon bills and storks are easily seen looking for food along the shore.

    As your tour returns to the pier, you will come away having gained a great understanding of the life of the mangrove and its species. More importantly, you will learn about their existence and why we must preserve the mangrove forests as a way of conservation to save all living species on Earth.

    Please note: This tour consists of very limited walking and is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair and are accompanied by a companion to assist them. The seats on the tour boat are under cover; however, the boat is open on the sides. Light weight clothing; flat, comfortable walking shoes; sun caps; sun glasses; sun screen and insect repellent are suggested.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

Contact an Agent Questions
Agents Available Now.
Call: 877.505.5370 Or contact
a Travel Agent
Book This Cruise Questions
Your Journey Awaits.
Book Cruise Now