The ferry from Puntarenas docks in Paquera which makes the town an important traffic junction. Many of the visitors only pass through the village on their way to one of the near by beach towns.
Several banks, a gas station and a police station are located in the village. Fruits and vegetables are sold by the roadside.
Paquera is also a good spot if you need to spend the night near the ferry docks. Also there is good bus service from Paquera that will take you to neighboring places like Tambor or Malpais, one of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica, or Montezuma.
Information about the ferries between Paquera and Puntarenas, Naviera Tambor: Ferry ticket fares are the following: Adult passengers ¢810,-; kids ¢485,- and cars ¢11,400,-. Departure time from Paquera: 5:00 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Duration: 1.20 hours.