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Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020
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Pura vida

Friendly people and expensive bar, that's why we went to supermarket or we drink more beers than... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2015
Great place to relax. Not crowded...

Puerto Viejo is very low key... and the beach is too. Not crowded but with nice warm, blue waters... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2015
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This public beach is popular with surfers.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020

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Reviewed April 20, 2015

Friendly people and expensive bar, that's why we went to supermarket or we drink more beers than cocktails

Thank KaloTaxidiVeneto
Reviewed April 10, 2015

Puerto Viejo is very low key... and the beach is too. Not crowded but with nice warm, blue waters and opportunities to snorkel. Stores, bars, restaurants face the beach and there's more a block away. Very much a Caribbean feel to this part of Costa...More

Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you are looking for the best place in Costa Rica, laid back, comfortable, and chill, then this is the place. we wish we stayed longer. We actually wished we spent our entire 10 days there because when we got to Arenal the tourists were...More

Thank Swanie719
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Love this beach. Beach vendors come by to sell you treats through out the day. Lawn chairs, hats, fresh coconut, fruit salad, fried plantains, massages...all without bugging you - just a gentle ask and then they walk away. Hot sun, white sand, amazing waves, sloths,...More

1  Thank BrendafromMaine
Reviewed March 25, 2015

we loved it here, so laid back warm clear beautiful water got to watch the riptides some days punta uva and manzanillo probably have the best beaches hope to go back some day

Thank michael w
Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This beach is warm, clear, and swimmable...as well as being right in town in close proximity to everything, however it is very littered as the bar crowd has left their garbage all over the place. Its a beautiful spot, but if youre looking for a...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

This little town is perfect. Everything about it. The people, the beaches, the friendly beach dogs, the drinks and the overall atmosphere. The nightlife is tons of fun! It's really hard to leave here. Laziest town but the best.

Thank kateschlitt
Reviewed March 1, 2015

There are numerous beaches in Puerto Viejo, but Playa Cocles was fabulous. A beautiful setting, clean, a nice crowd. It's hugely popular with surfers, but you can swim also in the small life guarded area nearer to town. However, you do need to be careful,...More

Thank barrera
Reviewed February 26, 2015

First of all you have Salsa Brava a world class wave that has a pipeline feel to it. Then you have a black sand beach, a coral reef for great snorkeling when there is no waves and an island beac all in 1 mile of...More

Thank Seeralon
Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed in the Vacation Rental Casa Fiesta (check them out!), and the rooms are on the beach! Soft black sand from the rain forest. It's beautiful and in October virtually deserted. It gets hot during the day because.....it's black! If you go further south...More

Thank Leighanna C
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I am taking the bus to Puerto Viejo from San Jose. I am staying at The Lotus Garden and the only address indicated is - across from Salsa Brava. How far is this from the bus station? Can I walk, if so, in what direction or take taxi/local bus, if any. What is Salsa Brava? Thanks in advance.
March 9, 2015|
Response from martin4010 |
I am planning to take the bus from the airport (SJO) to my hotel in San Jose (located at Avenida 11 between 3 & 5th Streets) so where should I get off the bus (or ask driver to let me know) so that I can walk the remainder... More