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Paquera Things to Do

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    by GracesTrips Updated Dec 8, 2014

    Quaint and lively little town west of Paquera. Just driving in that direction, you can't miss it. The town has nice jewelry and clothing shops, gelato and restaurants. The beach is small and beautiful.

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    by GracesTrips Updated Dec 8, 2014

    We were driving around, checking out the sights when we came upon Montezuma. Decided to grab a bite to eat and saw this restaurant right next to the water. Food was pretty good. My boyfriend and I shared a smoked fish salad. I ordered the fish filet with coconut sauce and my boyfriend order the fish filet with spinach sauce. Everything was quite delicious. Great setting, sitting in an open dining area/patio with views of the ocean.

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Paquera Transportation

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    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 30, 2014

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    I found a detailed description of boarding the ferry with your vehicle.

    In Puntarenas, you will line up in the ferry parking lot. If it's full, you need to line up on the left side of the road.

    You must wait for an official ferry employee to come to your car and give you a laminated ticket. With this ticket, you will go to the ticket booth on the right side of the road next to a Musmani bakery (supposed to have excellent chicken empanadas) and pay for your toll which is about US$24 or 12,000col (in 2014)

    In the ferry ticket line, they give priority to car tickets (opposed to pedestrians) and you can walk to the front of the line.

    At some point, before loading the ferry, the cars will move into the parking lot in front of the ferry. So, the driver should stay in or near the car while waiting. When you drive onto the ferry, only the driver (and small children) can be in the car. Passengers must walk onto the ferry. It is the same with off loading.

    The length of time from Puntarenas to Paquera is about an hour.

    If you accidentally take the ferry from Puntarenas to Naranjo, you can drive to Paquera in about an hour. The road is gravel and not great.

    See more pics on my travelogue and see my video.

    Official that gives you the laminated ticket Musmani Bakery where you pay for the ferry
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Paquera Sports & Outdoors

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    by GracesTrips Updated Dec 7, 2014

    We had hopes of going snorkeling at Islas Tortuga. But, the water appeared to be churned up by the rain and visibility was probably poor. So, instead, we rented a kayak and made our way to a secluded beach which was so nice. You have to pay about US$10 to enter Curú National Wildlife Refuge. We drove all the way to the beach and was able to rent a kayak. We rented it for about 2-3 hours and that cost was about US$30. This was fun and well worth doing.

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Paquera Favorites

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    by GracesTrips Updated Dec 9, 2014

    Favorite thing: I wanted to mail out some postcards and turns out this was not so easy. The only post office in Paquera is in Cobano. When you come to the main 4 way intersection in the city, the post office is located on a little side street behind the Banco Nacional on Ruta Comunal. This is a picture of what it looks like. I was slightly disappointed that they did not have stamps for postcards. Instead, a computerized label printed out with the amount of the postage.

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