Posted by: Gary Guertin | January 16, 2017

5. World Cruise – Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica – Jan. 11, 2017

Hi All, (written Jan. 11, 2017)

This Post will be short because we’re visiting a small port in a small country.  Costa Rica is one of the smallest countries in Central America, yet has some of the most amazing rain forests and national parks in the world.  Also, what is probably more important is that it is a peaceful, democratic country which disbanded its army in the 1940’s.

Caldera is one of the countries main ports, so let’s take a quick visit.  From the ship we can view almost all the port in one photo (actually two merged):

DSC00926 Stitch

Looking out in the distance we can see the beautiful color of the pacific and the mountains/rainforests in the distance:


As we go ashore we pass our port sign:


Here’s a close up of one of the beaches:


Susy and I spent most of our time in a local café with great internet.  We both got a lot done:


The Costa Rica flag:


Of course, prior to returning to the ship Susy had to visit the local market which ran the length of the beach right on the sand (Panama hats everywhere):


That’s it for Puntarenas, next Corinto, Nicaragua. Jan. 12, 2017.

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)



  1. What would a port stop be without shopping, right? I think Susy and my wife would get along just fine :-)…

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