A Whirlwind Day in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Sailing Into the Sunrise

Your ship will typically dock at Puerto Caldera around 8 AM, welcoming you to the busiest port on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. The harbor area itself is rather industrial but well-equipped with essentials like ATMs, tourist information centers, and souvenir shops.

Digging Deeper Into the Local Culture

While Puerto Caldera might not boast the typical picturesque charm of a tourist town, its surroundings offer a plethora of cultural experiences. Nearby Puntarenas is a hub of Costa Rican life, filled with lively markets, intriguing museums, and the vibrant Paseo de los Turistas, a bustling beachfront promenade.

Embracing the Ocean's Embrace

The beautiful Playa Mantas and Playa Blanca are within easy reach, offering pristine sands and clear, inviting waters. Engage in thrilling water sports, take a leisurely swim, or simply sunbathe under the tropical sun, the choice is yours.

Action and Adventure Awaits

Adventurous spirits will find their calling in the lush rainforests surrounding Puerto Caldera. Explore the enchanting Carara National Park, home to a thriving population of scarlet macaws, or venture to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve for a unique walk among the treetops.

Relishing Costa Rican Cuisine

Treat your taste buds to authentic Costa Rican dishes like 'Casado', a fulfilling platter combining rice, beans, salad, and a choice of meat, fish, or egg. Don't forget to sip on 'Agua de Sapo', a traditional Costa Rican ginger and brown sugar beverage that's as refreshing as it is delicious.

Wrapping up the Day with Keepsakes

Conclude your day by picking up unique souvenirs like locally crafted wooden items, organic coffee, or handmade jewelry at the port's shops. As the ship prepares for departure at around 6 PM, you'll carry with you not only these tangible mementos but also the unforgettable experiences of your day in Puerto Caldera.

Puerto Caldera from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Puerto Caldera would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Puerto Caldera are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Crystal Cruises Panama Canal 11-day route

11-day Panama Canal from Miami, Fl

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

Date: November 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Gustavia, Fort-de-France, Aruba, Cartagena, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puerto Caldera; View Itinerary