Hotels near Cruise Port of Puerto Caldera and Puntarenas in Costa Rica

Cruise docked in harbor

Puerto Caldera, Puntarenas

Puerto Caldera is considered one of the most important ports in Costa Rica. It is a small yet busy gateway to a wide range of tourist attractions. Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the Puerto Caldera terminal is 20 minutes from the larger port of Puntarenas and an hour west of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.

Puerto Caldera and Puntarenas are popular stops on cruises to Costa Rica. The hotels near the port terminal serve a wide demographic, so there are plenty of accommodation choices.

Puerto Caldera Puntarenas

Best Deals on Accommodation

Find the best deals on hotels in both Puerto Caldera and Puntarenas, for a wonderful stay to suit your budget. When you reach the port in Costa Rica you will want your accommodation on land to be just as comfortable as on your cruise. Hotels near the passenger terminals make the most of the beautiful surroundings; utilizing nature and the stunning rainforest views.

Most hotels are located in Puntarenas, accommodation close to Puerto Caldera is limited. From world class global brands to small family run hotels, there is a wide variety to choose from. Book in advance to get the best deals.

When booking a fabulous cruise, the hotels you stay in at port may not be something you initially consider. Make sure you find your style of hotel at the best price for your budget. A wide variety of hotels with every star rating are available, you can compare deals to save money without sacrificing the things that are important to you. Puerto Caldera and the surrounding region are well worth exploring, so make sure to allow for your visit in your cruise budget.

Another option is to stay in the Capital City : San Jose.

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Bestsellers
Puerto Caldera Puntarenas Azul Resort Club Nautico
Puerto Azul Resort & Club Nautico
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Located in Puntarenas boasting wonderful Pacific Ocean views.

Puerto Caldera Puntarenas Beach Hotel
Hotel Puntarenas Beach
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Beachfront hotel in Puntarenas not far from the cruise ship port. Many local restaurants within walking distance.

Puerto Caldera Puntarenas Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica
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All-inclusive seafront resort located between Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera.

Puerto Caldera and Puntarenas Cruise Port in Costa Rica
  • Two Cruise Ship Ports

    Vessels dock at either Puerta Caldera or Puntarenas harbors, both ports are approx. 12 miles apart or 20 minutes away from each other. The passenger pier in Puntarenas is located in the center of the city. You’ll find shops, restaurants, and drinks. The beach is nearby.

    Puerto Caldera is a commercial port. There’s nothing much to do nearby.

    The main cruiseline operating from the port is Windstar Cruises. Itineraries take you to the wonders of Costa Rica and through the Panama Canal to Colon. Puntarenas or Puerto Caldera is also a popular stop on sailings departing from San Diego, Los Angeles San Pedro or Long Beach California which sail through the Panama Canal to Miami in Florida or even New York City (see hotels).

  • Natural Beauty of Costa Rica

    Surrounded by lush green landscapes, this area wonderfully displays the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

    There are many excursions available, including a tour for coffee lovers, a trip to the active Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs.

    For the more adventurous there are several zip lines, a river cruise through the jungle and the Pacific Rainforest Aerial Tram.

    Check out day trip deals before you leave, so you know exactly what you’d like to do. Most of the sights are under an hour’s drive away.

    As you leave the cruise terminal you will notice this area is very quiet on the tourist front. If this suits you, you can enjoy a different and exciting adventure and learn about the local Tico culture.

    If you prefer your time onshore to be more luxurious and relaxing, then Puntarenas has beautiful beaches and many tourist amenities.

  • Where to Stay ?

    From a cliff top Victorian style mansion to an eco-friendly rainforest lodge and everything in between.

    Before making reservations think about whether you’d like to be on the coast, further inland in the rainforest or a mid point between different sights you’d like to see.

    When your cruise reaches port, do you want to leave the terminal and be at your hotel in minutes or is a beautiful location more important, no matter the distance?

    Remember to choose the best location for your party when you’re searching for the best deals on hotels.

  • Nearest Airports

    Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO): main airport serving the capital city of Costa Rica San José.

    The airport has international and domestic flights, and is located approx. 90km or 55mi from the cruise ports.

    Tobias Bolanos International Airport : San José’s second airport.

  • Currency and Language

    The offical currency is the Costa Rican colón.

    Spanish is the main language in Costa Rica.

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