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  Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Although the entire province lies on the Pacific side of the continental divide, much of its land area is not as severely affected by the annual dry season as is most of Guanacaste province (just to the north on the same side of the country).
In the interior sections of the province that reach up to the ridgeline, luxuriant cloud forests exist owing to the mists that sweep across the mountaintops when the tradewinds' full effect is felt from December through February.
In fact, the southern part of Puntarenas province remained sparsely populated by non-natives until the mid-1930's when banana plantations in the Caribbean lowlands were severely affected by a fungal infection known as "Panama disease" leading the United Fruit Co. to abandon those areas and look for somewhere to begin new plantations.
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  Puntarenas Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clockwise from the northwest it borders on the provinces Guanacaste, Alajuela, San José and Limón, and the neighbouring country of Panama.
The province covers an area of 11,266 km², and has a population of 357,483 (2000).
For administrative purposes, the island Isla del Coco, 500 km offshore in the Pacific Ocean, is considered a part of this province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puntarenas_Province   (120 words)

  
 Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas lies where the Nicoya Gulf meets the Pacific Ocean and was Costa Rica's major port during the 19th C. Goods, especially coffee, were hauled from all over the country to be shipped to Europe from Puntarenas.
Puntarenas remained the most important port on the Pacific coast while rail access to the Caribbean coast was being built.
Puntarenas is a pleasant town, and many travellers use it as a jumping off point to visit the southern Pacific coast or the Nicoya Peninsula.
www.planetware.com /costa-rica/puntarenas-crc-pu-pu.htm   (224 words)

  
 Puntarenas Province: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Puntarenas is a province[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] of Costa Rica[For more info, click on this link].
San josé is a province of costa rica....
Puntarenas is the main city in the southernmost province of costa rica....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pu/puntarenas_province.htm   (362 words)

  
 Puerto Puntarenas Costa Rica
Puntarenas is the name of a Costa Rican, as well as port city located on the Pacific Coast and covers and extensive amount of territory with white sand beaches.
Puntarenas has suffered some economic stagnation but is recovering due to the current tourist boom.
Jaco Beach is located in Puntarenas province and it is one of the places you can visit, because of its closeness to the Central Valley.
www.vacationcity.com /costa-rica/destinations/puntarenas   (578 words)

  
 protected wilderness areas costa rica, ecology costa rica, national parks costa rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
South of the city of Quepos, on the Pacific seaboard of the province of Puntarenas.
of Nicoya's Cabo Blanco in the province of Guanacaste.
County on the Caribbean coast of the province of Limón.
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 Puntarenas.com - General Information about Puntarenas, Costa Rica
The geografic coordenates of Puntarenas is 09 11'05" latitude north and 83 59'52" longituded west.
It's width is the most of three hundred and forty kilometers, in a northwest to southeast direction, wich goes from Punta Flor, in the Isle of Chira, Gulf of Nicoya to El Salto, in Punta Burica, that is the international limit with the Republic of Panamá, in Golfito.
Being the coutry's most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood, be it camarones al ajillo (shrimp scampi), pescado entero (a whole fried fish), or ceviche de corvina (bits of fresh fish marinate in lime juice with onions, peppers and spices).
www.puntarenas.com /puntarenas/index.html   (315 words)

  
 Costa Rica Provinces
The province of San José is the most populated of Costa Rica's seven provinces and is the seat of the nation's capital, the city of San José.
This interior province consists primarily of the Reventazón River valley and the surrounding high mountains to the north (Irazú and Turrialba Volcanoes) and south (Cerro de la Muerte and Mount Chirripó) and is situated practically entirely on the Atlantic side of the continental divide.
The one exception is the highland portion of the province which consists of the upper Pacific-facing slopes of the volcanoes in the Guanacaste Cordillera and the northern half of the Tilarán Cordillera.
www.rentingcostarica.com /Costa-Rica-Provinces.html   (11154 words)

  
 Research - Universidad de Costa Rica
PUNTARENAS, 5 km west of Piedras Blancas, 100 meters, 8° 46'N, 83° 17'W. Trap is placed at the edge of the finca near second growth forest, but with more or less primary forest not far away; semi-shaded.
PUNTARENAS, 5km northwest of Puerto Jimenez, 10m, 8° 33'N, 83° 21'W. Trap in a totally trashed habitat (not a primary forest in site), in the shade of a semi-abandoned orchard containing cacao, etc. Trap maintained by Virginia Herrero Orocú.
PUNTARENAS, San Vito, Estación Biológica Las Alturas, 1500 meters, 8° 57'N, 82° 50'W. Located northeast of San Vito, only 10 km from the Panamanian border, the station is just north of the town of Las Alturas.
www.nhm.org /research/entomology/malaise   (1854 words)

  
 Puntarenas Costa Rica Hotels - Puntarenas City Vacation
Less than a two hour drive from the capital, San Jose is Puntarenas, Costa Rica has one of the top ports for economy: Port Caldera which has become the most important port of call for major cruise liners, which may explain why real estate investments here have become more lucrative.
Along the ocean side of downtown is the famous “Paseo de los Turistas”, a three-lined street and promenade adjoining the beach with soda stands and several hotels.
The ocean in Puntarenas isn't as clean as in remote areas, yet, you can find at hotels in Puntarenas city, Costa Rica’s fun resorts and small lodges of the Port area.
www.vacationcity.com /costa-rica/hotels/puntarenas   (263 words)

  
 Costa Rica General Information - Rent a Car Costa Rica, Solid Car Rental
With a territory of 2.656 km2 and a population of 75 000 inhabitants, Heredia is Costa Rica’s smallest province, town appreciated for its colonial heritage and traditional architecture.
This vast province offers a variety of beaches, national parks and natural reserves of an extraordinary ecological importance, since it is a transition area between the dry tropical lands of Guanacaste and the green forests of the Central Pacific.
The province of Limón possesses a unique culture in Costa Rica, a way of life that may be fully appreciated during the traditional carnivals held each year, an experience of rythms, and euphoric and captivating colors.
www.solidcarrental.com /about_costa_rica.html   (2506 words)

  
 South Puntarenas - Costa Rica - Has some of the most diverse and unexplored land in Costa Rica
Home to some of the country’s most stunning natural treasures, South Puntarenas is blessed with an abundance of exotic and diversified flora and fauna.
Also found in Southern Puntarenas are a number of hidden and secluded beautiful beaches, many of which are uncrowded and make for the perfect escape from the humdrum of city life.
For those who enjoy snorkeling, visit the stunning Isla del Caño off the coast with its fantastic underwater marine world, while for those who enjoy sportsfishing the area of Drake Bay is the avid angler’s dream.
www.govisitcostarica.com /region/puntarenas/SouthPuntarenas.asp   (347 words)

  
 Flowers Puntarenas - Florist
All the flower deliveries in Puntarenas are designed by professional Puntarenas local florist, that are part of our own network since 1992.
This pert is the capital of Puntarenas province and ticos refer to the city as Limón.
The mainly fl population of Limón and the surrounding district is about 76,000, so some 30% of the province's inhabitants live in and around the provincial capital.
www.sufloreria.com /continents/camerica/costarica/puntarenas.htm   (205 words)

  
 Puntarenas Province Costa Rica Information
Puntarenas Province Infomation with facts and numbers about history, location, size, banner, population, the different districts, a map with the cantons, weather, borders, coordinates, capital and the anextion a Costa Rica.
In 1720 the name Puntarenas appeared, and in the beginning of the nineteenth Century the governor Don Tomás de Acosta requested the Royal Audience of Guatemala to declare Puntarenas as Port of the Province of Costa Rica.
Puntarenas is also home of the mayor fishing industries like Sardimar and some cattle farming.
www.1-costaricalink.com /costa_rica_provinces/puntarenas_costa_rica.htm   (440 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional:Central America:Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The colonial atmosphere of the area and lunar-like landscape of Irazu, the country's tallest volcano, await visitors to this historic province.
It encompasses a vast area of diverse topography, from the boiling mud pots of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, to the sun-drenched beaches of the Pacific coast...
"Puntarenas stretches along two-thirds of the country's Pacific coast to the southern border with Panama.
dmoz.org /Regional/Central_America/Costa_Rica/desc.html   (708 words)

  
 Hotels Puntarenas Province
Puntarenas is the province with the largest Coast Line, most Beaches, most vacation hotels and resorts on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
It is important here to mention that many places are located in the Province of Puntarenas of which people think that they don't belong here, as for instance Monteverde, Montezuma, Malpais and Playas Tambor.
There are several bigger hotels available in Puntarenas City, some small Cabins and Villas along the Coast and a larger All Inclusive Deluxe Resort right on the on outscirts called Fiesta Resort.
www.1-costaricalink.com /costa_rica_hotels_puntarenas.htm   (1400 words)

  
 Small Distinctive Hotels Bulletin
The port of Puntarenas was not developed until 1840 when coffee production in the highlands reached exportable volumes.
However, due to the aging and deterioration of the port facilities and the need to accommodate the much larger vessels of modern shipping fleets, a new port was constructed in the 1980's to the south of Puntarenas, known as Caldera, where ships had anchored during colonial times.
One of Costa Rica`s best known beaches, Jaco is a long swath of grey and stretched along a shallow bay south of Puntarenas.
www.distinctivehotels.com /bulletin/june   (1687 words)

  
 National Parks, Costa Rica Hotels, Costa Rica Cheap Travel Vacations, Costa Rica Travel Vacation Tour Packages, Costa ...
Among the vegetation, the "yolillo" palm and the "kativo" tree are the most common and can often be seen by the side of both the natural and the artificial canals.
Importance: They were established as biological reserves in order to preserve plentiful populations of marine birds, its flora and fauna and to guarantee that so much natural beauty could be permanently enjoyed.
The ecosystems forested by the reefs provide the organic platforms for the maintenance of a great diversity of marine organisms, such as reef - dwelling fish, mollusks crustaceans and echinoderms among others.
www.costaricacheaptravel.com /nationalparks.htm   (2209 words)

  
 Costa Rica - Political Flags - Cantonal - Part II
Cantonal party from Canton Desamparados, San José Province.
Cantonal party from Canton Montes de Oca, San José Province.
Cantonal Party from Canton Santa Cruz, Guanacaste Province.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/cr}c1.html   (593 words)

  
 COCORI Costa Rica-Puntarenas Province Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
he central and south Pacific coastline belongs to Puntarenas.
From party beaches like Jacó, to the ever-popular Manuel Antonio National Park, to the complete wilderness of Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas promises great Pacific adventures for all.
Click on an area of the map to see an enlarged view including names of beaches.
www.cocori.com /map/mppunt.htm   (74 words)

  
 Puntarenas Province Costa Rica Road Map
Below you will find a road map of Puntarenas Province, which comprises the Central Pacific beaches and Southern Pacific Rainforests of Costa Rica.
The coastal highway, also called the Costanera, now extends the entire length of the Puntarenas Pacific Coast, connecting the hundreds of beach areas.
The Puntarenas Southern Pacific region is dominated by rainforests, remote beaches and the famous Osa Peninsula.
www.costaricaroadmaps.com /Puntarenas-Province.html   (195 words)

  
 Destinations: National Parks
Location: Guanacaste Province, north of Tilaran Mountains, in the cantons of Tilaran, San Carlos and San Ramon.
Location: Guanacaste province on the Pacific coast, 10 kilometers north of Tamarindo on Playa Grande.
Location: Puntarenas Province, 157 kilometers south of San Jose, 7 kilometers south of Quepos.
www.amerisol.com /costarica/go/DestNatlParks.html03-12-2001   (1318 words)

  
 Province of Puntarenas Tourism - Province of Puntarenas Vacation Reviews - Province of Puntarenas Vacations - ...
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 Costa Rica - Political Flags - Cantonal - Part I
Cantonal party from Canton San José, San Jose Province.
Cantonal party from Canton Vasquez de Coronado, San Jose Province.
Cantonal party from Canton Montes de Oro, Puntarenas Province.
www.fotw.net /Flags/cr}c.html   (490 words)

  
 PLATES Caribbean Bibliography
This bibliography is being supplied to genuine scientific users only and should not be used for any commercial purposes or be included in any compiled data set without the express written permission of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics.
Sedimetologia y tectonica del Cretacio y Paleogeno de la region de Golfito Peninsula de Burica y Peninsula de Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Sedimentology and tectonics of the Cretaceous and Paleogene of the region of Golfito, Burica Peninsula and Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica).
Sedimentologia y tectonica del Cretacico y Paleogeno de la region de Golfito, Peninsula de Burica y Peninsula de Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Sedimentology and tectonics of the Cretaceous and Paleogene of the Golfito region, Burica Peninsula and Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica).
www.ig.utexas.edu /research/projects/plates/biblio/carib/o.htm   (1440 words)

  
 Puntarenas.com - Surfing Beaches in Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas.com - Surfing Beaches in Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A river mouth with a very long left, located 100 km from San José and easily accessible just off the main coastal route.
Plenty of beach breaks with conditions similar to those of Hermosa Beach.
www.puntarenas.com /puntarenas/surfing.html   (323 words)

  
 Costa Rica Touring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Diagonal to the Judicial Investigation Organization (O.I.J) in Quepos, Puntarenas.
From Filadelfia, 20 km (12.5 mi) southwest, on the road to Tamarindo beach, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste.
From Santa Elena downtown follow the road that leads to De Lucía Restaurant; follow the signs, Monteverde, Puntarenas.
www.costaricatouring.com /buscar_eng.asp?cadena=Canopy   (61 words)

  
 MBG: Research: Latin American Plant Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The stems of this palm-like liana, which grows from Costa Rica to northern South America, split into wire-strong strips which provide one of the most important construction materials in Amazonia.
This photo was taken on the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, southern Costa Rica.
Fruits of Thoracocarpus bissectus (Vell.) Harling photographed on the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, southern Costa Rica.
www.mobot.org /mobot/Research/gallery/lagallery5.shtml   (209 words)

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