Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Stuart Pearce/© Stuart Pearce
In some Spanish-speaking ports, the seafront boulevard is called the malecón; here, it’s called Paseo de los Turistas, or the Tourists’ Walk. Designed to be pedestrian-friendly, it’s an ideal way to explore the shops and stalls near the part of the port where cruise ships dock. There are lots of restaurants and informal spots where you can have a beer or another cold drink, too, while watching people come and go.