In the northern section of the strangely-shaped Puntarenas province lays the capital city, Puntarenas. Not only is the province the largest in the country, but fittingly to its namesake, the city of Puntarenas is the largest city in the province. This city is home to over 100,000 Ticos, and its proximity to the ocean makes it a popular destination for locals and tourists. Those that are landlocked in San Jose enjoy heading to its closest coastal neighbor – Puntarenas – especially over the weekends and during the holidays. Tourists enjoy this city for its beaches, nearby surfing, architecture, and historical value.
A Rich, Watery History
Being on the coast positioned the city of Puntarenas to be an important part of Costa Rica’s history. The location made it ideal to become a cargo port, and in fact it was once one of the most important seaports in the country. Today, Puntarenas is most important in offering a commercial fishing port for the country, but it also serves as a terminal for ferries and a docking station for cruise ships that are traversing the Pacific Ocean with many on their way through the Panama Canal.
An Ideal Setting
One thing that is apparent right away in Puntarenas is that this isn’t a place that you want to overlook as just a port or a stop to a better place. While many people are just traveling through Puntarenas, there is plenty to explore and appreciate in the city during a stay there. Check out the cafes that are lined up along the beach along “Paseo de los Turistas walkway”. You’ll find insanely fresh seafood in these places, sure to satisfy your cravings. You can also find something for your sweet tooth, with ice cream and batidos (real fruit smoothies) on many of the menus.
The Hotel has a strong construction with special fine woods that we do not currently find in the market. The Hotel has been maintained over the years, thanks to the improvements and preventive maintenance that have been made year after year; For years it has been the traditional tourist destination of thousands of foreign and Costa Rican families who choose the Hotel Tioga for its familiar and welcoming atmosphere, its strategic location facing the sea, and the proximity of Route 27 to the Greater Metropolitan Area, the International Airports of Alajuela and Liberia, its excellent service and guarded and secure parking. The land where the parking is located is located fifty meters from the Hotel with a capacity for 60 vehicles. The main value of this property of 1,100 square meters is the possible construction of 7 floors of two floors of parking and 5 floors of condominiums, given that it is allowed by the Regulatory Plan of the city. Also the property that is on the side of the building of 4 floors east side can be built 7 floors with an expansion increasing the number of rooms, on the 2nd floor a beautiful event room and on the ground floor an International Casino. An important point regarding care of the environment is that the heating of the water for the rooms is mostly solar energy.