Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa is located in Puntarenas,
a charming port city
on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast and the largest city in the Puntarenas province. It has incredible wildlife, including multitudes of endangered scarlet macaws, butterflies, iguanas and lizards, making it a place full of natural wonders.
Stroll along the Paseo de los Turistas and see the many colourful shops, street vendors, and bars, or visit Mangrove Forest to see crocodiles, herons and red snappers – a truly exciting experience.
The hotel is between the towns of Jaco Beach and Quepos, and is just a two-hour drive from San Jose, making it ideally placed to take a day trip to explore the bustling capital.
Costa Rica is a nature lovers paradise. Why not visit:Manuel Antonio Park
Located on the Pacific coast, 132 km from San Jose, lies the wonderful Manuel Antonio Park.
Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. The beaches are considered the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and with excellent snorkelling opportunities. The forest is home for sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs.
The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.Visiting the park, one is treated to an abundant diversity of wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest topped cliffs was once an island, but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of island. This land bridge now forms the spine separating the parks two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. The southern facing beach, Playa Manuel Antonio, is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent bisecting deep green foliage to one side and a private, secluded cove to the other.
A visit to Manuel Antonio Park is a must for visitors to Costa Rica.Monteverde
Set atop the spine of Costa Rica’s continental divide, Monteverde is a world above the coastal towns that dot the country's famous shoreline. It is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity.
Due to its high altitude – some 4,662 ft (1,440 m) above sea level – Monteverde is privileged to receive a steady supply of clouds and the life-giving moisture that they contain. This moisture, often in the form of fog, catches on the branches of the tallest trees and drips down to the other organisms below. This helps to support a complex and far-reaching ecosystem, one that harbors over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, tens of thousands of insect species, and over 2,500 varieties of plants, 420 of which are orchids alone.
Visitors can explore this internationally recognized environment from trails and trams, along canopy tours or inside museums. It’s wise to plan on spending at least a few days to adventure through this verdant and mountainous world.Take advantage of some of these activities in the area:
Ecotourism national parks, zip line, crocodile tour and monkey tour