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Puntarenas aptly translates to sandy point in Spanish. The town sits on a narrow strip of land jutting into the Gulf of Nicoya.

Costa Ricans call themselves “Ticos” (males) and “Ticas” (females).

The delicious dessert called, “Churchill,” made from shaved ice, syrup, an assortment of grapes, apple slices, mango, pineapple and strawberries coated in condensed milk and powdered milk, was originally created along the Paseo de los Turistas Puntarenas, where it continues to cool off locals and visitors in the midday sun.

Region: Costa Rica

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Fiesta Resort All Inclusive

Fiesta Resort All Inclusive

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Our 3-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort.

This modern, full-amenity resort is perfectly situated along a beautiful beach outside the port city of Puntarenas.

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