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“Fun beach destination on Caribbean side of CR” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo Beach
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: This public beach is popular with surfers.
Weat Palm Beach, FL.
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“Fun beach destination on Caribbean side of CR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2008

Great little beach town with a reggae accent. Beautiful beaches a short walk or bike ride north or south of town with good swimming, surfing, bodysurfing. PV town is only 4 blocks by 3blocks with 10 or 15 places to stay from $10. to $50. A dozen places to eat( the 6 that i tried were great) A small supermkt and many convenience stores (with $1 beers), 5 or 6 bars(with $2 beers and live music some nights)Many stores with arts and crafts, bike and moterbike rentals,jewelry, fresh fruit,baked goods, tours and diving. A friendly relaxing town where you will get to know people in just a few days of walking around.On the downside- the roads are dusty and potholed when it doesnt rain and muddy when it does.

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“Unique and beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2005

This is my favorite beach in all of Costa Rica. Though most tourists may prefer the beaches on the west coast, i still love this tiny town just north of Panama. Not only are there beautiful beaches a bike ride away from the town center, but it's got a wonderful rasta feel. If you're an animal lover, it's a paradise as well. Though hiking may not be your top priority here, I recommend it though. It's much better than Cahuita. At night, there's plenty of food and jewelry stands to keep you occupied. During my stay there, there was a strike against an oil company. This place has got a lot of character!

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