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Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo

Located in the province of Limón on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo is a paradise for beach lovers. Here, amidst the exotic flora and fauna, is a vibrant coastal city with beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and the most surprising and world-renowned surfing.

Quickly becoming one of the main tourist spots in Costa Rica, many international surfers come from all over the world to ride the famous waves of Salsa Brava, making this city with a Caribbean influence a must-see when in Limón. .

The charm of Puerto Viejo

Simply known as Puerto Viejo by locals and not to be confused with Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí in Heredia, this bustling city lies 34 miles southeast of Puerto Limón, and 10.2 miles south of Cahuita.

A few years ago it was a small and quiet fishing village but always with a unique charm. Increasingly popular, especially with young and trendy people, this city is among the most valued surf destinations in the world. With its laid-back vibe and its own unique mix of indigenous Latin, Afro-Caribbean, and Bribri cultures, Puerto Viejo is a lively place for a fun and relaxing vacation.

This city has a wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as reasonably priced hotels and accommodation spread all over the place. In addition, there are also many general shopping and commerce opportunities available.

Beaches of Puerto Viejo

With its golden sand beaches, tropical vegetation and many interesting attractions nearby, such as the Cahuita National Park, the Talamanca Indigenous Reserve and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, visiting Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a great opportunity to experience the best of the Costa Delicious.

Famous for its fabulous beaches, Puerto Viejo’s Salsa Brava beach, just in front of the city, is a surfer’s paradise. However, be careful with these waters that have a strong rip current. Therefore, swimming is not advisable. This beach is only for surf experts.

Don’t worry, there are many beautiful Caribbean beaches within walking distance, so enjoy a tropical dip or just relax on the beach. In addition to going to the beach, you can also enjoy horseback riding in the area, as well as snorkeling, diving, mountain biking, kayaking or other water activities. Whether you are looking forward to a good time or just a quiet retreat, the shores of Puerto Viejo are a great place to relax and sunbathe.

Most of the roads to this city are not in the best conditions, since the only paved road is the main road from Limón to Manzanillo. The streets here are paved. However, they give Puerto Viejo a kind of rustic touch that is distinctive and unique. The people here are also very friendly and all of this adds to the charm of this small town.

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