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“In town and easy for children...”
Review of Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo Beach
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Owner description: This public beach is popular with surfers.
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Seems to be where all the locals go that have children.
Football on the beach makes for an easy casual pick up game.
Lots of parking in town for free.
Food everywhere and the local restaurants are pretty easy about using their bathrooms. If you are there long enough you will end up being a customer anyway!
There is coral in some parts for the beach but over all there is a great little area for relaxing and swimming, shallow enough for most kids to stand.
Everyone is really friendly, make sure to say Hola!
Enjoy.

1  Thank PeterBruceG
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We like snorkeling and this is a surfing beach. Very crowded by locals on Sundays. This is a young, young town. Good for a cheap, alternative experience.

Thank Jerie
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

if you like to relax this is the beach!!!!!! excellent!!!! if u go to costa rica you have to visit here. you will not be dissapointed

Thank Aliciav5
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Awesome waves to body surf in! We just rolled up on our bikes grabbed a spot easy and sway and just hung out for a little while we were having so much fun on our bikes though so left after some sun and swimming.

There were life guards, rift warning flags too which was nice to see.

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Puerto Viejo Beach (Playa Puerto Viejo) is located on the caribbean coast of Costa Rica and it takes about 4 hours to arrive there from San Jose. The beach is natural and very quiet. The only busy time I noticed was on Sundays when many locals travel to beach to enjoy with family. Although wavy and enjoyed by surfers, I would not consider this a surfer's paradise. The sea can very calm and enjoyable for a swim. There is also Playa Negra which is located away from the town center area that is very exclusive quiet. In fact my hotel was located directly across from this stretch of beach. I was really looking forward to watching the sunrise on the caribbean coast, however that is not a perk enjoy in Puerto Viejo. Enjoy a beach with no fees/charges (bring your own chairs), the good food at cafes, quiet community during day, and nature of clean air. I also liked the fact that there is a paved road to Puerto Viejo for smooth travel. The best to get around Puerto Viejo is by bicycle. Automobiles and ATVs are also preferred modes of transport.

Thank Easylivingtravel
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