Welcome to Puntarenas Province
Puntarenas is a province that covers a large part of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. In the province’s interior, the highland communities of Santa Elena and Monteverde are gateways to the vast Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. This misty tropical forest is known for its rich biodiversity, trails, suspension bridges and eco-lodges. On the coast, the provincial capital Puntarenas is a peninsular port city.