Huatulco and Puntarenas

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az
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Joined Mar 2009
Our ship is stopping in both Huatulco MX and Puntarenas CR and I wanted to know if anyone can tell me if these ports have anything at the pier. We just want to get off the ship and walk around a little. Are there any shopping areas or things to see around the port?
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South Carolina
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In Huatulco you dock in town. There's a nice beach right there with ocean front bars/restaurants. The chairs and tables were at n/c when ordering drinks or food.

Best to take an excursion of some sort in Puntarenas -- not much there except for "vendor" items in that small dirty town.
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az
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Joined Mar 2009
Thank you for the links..I will check them out...not sure where to post this as it is not really the riviera.
Loved the photos... thank you
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Rancho Murieta California
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Originally posted by OCruisers
In Huatulco you dock in town. There's a nice beach right there with ocean front bars/restaurants. The chairs and tables were at n/c when ordering drinks or food.

Best to take an excursion of some sort in Puntarenas -- not much there except for "vendor" items in that small dirty town.
Remember any of the names of the restaurants where no charge if you order? Will be there in Oct., could not find much recent in the Mexican Rivera thread.
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Originally posted by Murray's Pop
Remember any of the names of the restaurants where no charge if you order? Will be there in Oct., could not find much recent in the Mexican Rivera thread.
After you disembark, just start walking down along the beach to your left. There are restaurants/bars all lined up along the beach. Servers will come up to you seeking your business; make whatever deals you can get. When we arrived, it was far too early for lunch; for ten bucks (an amount I would never even bargain over) we got two very comfortable loungers and an umbrella for the day, then later, when we ordered lunch, they set up a table and chairs for us right on the beach. Great service!! It was a beautiful, relaxing day.





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Originally posted by Turtles06
After you disembark, just start walking down along the beach to your left. There are restaurants/bars all lined up along the beach. Servers will come up to you seeking your business; make whatever deals you can get. When we arrived, it was far too early for lunch; for ten bucks (an amount I would never even bargain over) we got two very comfortable loungers and an umbrella for the day, then later, when we ordered lunch, they set up a table and chairs for us right on the beach. Great service!! It was a beautiful, relaxing day.





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Thanks, looks great!
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Tucson, AZ
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I wonder how this port survived the earthquake and tsunami today?
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