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Review of Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo Beach
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Owner description: This public beach is popular with surfers.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

brilliant place, loved the waves! I've spent 3 weeks in Puerto Viejo and it felt so peaceful and relaxing I never wanted to leave

Thank MichaalM
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you are talking about the beach at the town of Puerto Viejo and the strip of black sand to the left of the town then it is really not very nice. There is hardly any waves and lots of rocks around. There is a lot of rubbish on the beach and in the water and there is sections of this that stinks quite badly.

However if you leave the town and turn right you will eventually get to another beach can't remember the name but it is not Puerto Viejo beach. This beach is a lot nicer, gentle waves, grainy sand down one end and fine sand down the other end of the beach. It's a long beach and people are very spread out so your belongs feel pretty safe left alone just don't bring anything too valuable with you. There is a little bit of rubbish around but not much compared to the Puerto Viejo beach.

But over all this second beach is only so-so. I would not travel to Puerto Viejo for either of these beaches.

Disclaimer - I live near the Gold Coast in Australia so my expectations of beaches are pretty high.

1  Thank f44444444f
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Peaceful. OK to swim most the time. Only bring to beach what is strictly necessary, although I didn't experience or witness theft it's better to be wise.

The American girl who does massage on the beach next to the surfboards was also excellent!

Thank Vicky864
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

just beware of your surroundings ...beach was deserted but there some individuals no too far ,so i recomend to leave valuables behind..

1  Thank baronwillie
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Go to Playa Uva or Playa Chiquita for better beaches down the road. Puerto Viejo has trash, is lines with fishermen and raggy restaurants. And sketchy characters are always roaming.

Thank ultratravel25
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