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Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020
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Beautiful Beach

This is a place to go if you hate crowds because they certainly aren't here. This place is remote... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2015
Jon S
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
The most incredible beach in Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo and the neighboring beaches (Playa Negra, Punta Uva and Manzanillo) are the most... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
William R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020

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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

This is a place to go if you hate crowds because they certainly aren't here. This place is remote. I didn't see over 50 people at the beach. The waves look a little scary. But really pretty place made for sitting at the beach with...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Puerto Viejo and the neighboring beaches (Playa Negra, Punta Uva and Manzanillo) are the most beautiful beaches in all Costa Rica. A lot of places to eat, cheap or expensive ones, typical Caribbean food if you want to try it (it is a very nice...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

A beautiful beach that's an earthly paradise. Lots of green, sand and cafe's to buy a delicious cocktail to relax and enjoying the view. The water is clear and clean but not super clear, that's because of the turbulent waves, sand and black vulcano sand...More

Thank Gabster20
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I enjoyed the town / shops/ bars. The beach was good but with some cleaning up It could have been great.

Thank TDO8
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Nice beach, with the beatiful caribean ocean. Begin here and go up, to the down to the other beaches. The beaches only getting better

Thank Christiaan O
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The beach can be walked for a great distance. and the town is so close to the beach and the resturants are close to the beach. The beach did have a lot of glass so wear shoes walking

Thank sueanncanny
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

A very beautiful one. There is sand and water and trees. People swim there sometimes. Wow, they make you write a lot about a beach did I hit 100 yet?

Thank J D
Reviewed 7 December 2015

It was dissapointing to spend time in Puerto Viejo. It felt like a town that once was a great place but now is a tired, uncared for by the residents and commune, garbage and rubbish everywhere. Not to mention you are pretty much walking in...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

We've been to a lot of beaches on our travels and this was definitely in the top 5! It was beautiful black sand beach that was completely empty. We walked the beach a few times and felt like we had the place entirely to ourselves....More

Thank Rachael F
Reviewed 28 November 2015

What a wonderful relaxing place. We stayed at Casa Jessica the place was wonderful and close enough to town to get what we needed and get a coffee at the Caribbean coffee shop. Walk on the beach, stroll down to Banana Azul for drinks and...More

Thank Lori C
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Hi - just starting my research into staying (probably) in Puerto Viejo for about a week-10 days, after touring Costa Rica for about a week. We are looking to stay beachfront at a nice swimmable beach, but I have found various ideas of what people think nice beaches "are" - obviously - I don't waves outside my door, I want to be able to go into calm water and swim every day. Thoughts please and thank you? We picked Puerto Viejo because of the vibe of the town and to be close to it each evening. I think Cahuita may be too small, plus from what I'm reading the beaches there aren't as calm? Would love any thoughts, thanks so much!
9 April 2015|
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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.
10 March 2015|
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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
Chris Z
Where are the best snorkeling location's near PV?
9 January 2015|
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