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bus trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

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bus trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

We are arriving Feb 5, 2013. There are 8 of us so we rented a private van to take us from the airport in San Jose to Puerto Viejo. We arrive early Am so our bus trip is during the morning/day. Are there any places recommended to stop at on the way? For Shopping, Sites, Good food, good bar, etc?


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1. Re: bus trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

Your driver will most probably knows where to stop. There is a restaurant in Siquirres often mentioned here, Caribbean Dish. In fact, almost any of the roadside restaurants or sodas will be OK. Except of Braulio Carillo NP there are no other sites to visit.

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2. Re: bus trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

Once you hit the coastal road on the Caribbean, every now and then you'll pass stands selling fresh, green coconut (pipa). Stop and have one.

Depending upon your timing, you might want to stop in Cahuita for lunch or an afternoon drink, just to see the little village before continuing on to PV.

Sobre Las Olas has good food and perhaps the best view/location on the coast...

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3. Re: bus trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

My favorite restaurant is Roberto's Rancho at the corner of Hwy 32 and #4. It will be about 1 to 1.5 hours into the trip right after you come out of the mountains.

Sit down, Tico food, nice atmosphere and good service.

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4. Re: bus trip from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

Thanks everybody for your help. We are all getting excited and ready to go!!!

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