Manuel Leon Store: This store has looked like it's on the verge of falling down for many years and is one of the original buildings in town from before the tourists arrived. But nowadays there are large modern supermarkets and in November 2018 they announced they were closing after almost a century in business. Photo by Doug Dosdall

Now gone but still remembered...

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These places have gone out of business. Many are fondly remembered, others not so much. We've listed them here because there's often a lot of conflicting and out of date information online on other sites so here you can verify if a place is really gone.

Sometimes places close and then re-open so if you see someplace below that IS OPEN please write us at info@puertoviejosatellite.com with any details/photos you have please!

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Automotive

Gasolina Tony Closed

One of 2 places in town to buy gas.
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Bars

Zilom Lounge Closed

Sports bar and restaurant just across from the barge on Playa Negra before the bridge to town.
 +506 2750 0865
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Bookstores

Bad Monkey Books N Tours Closed

Tours, transport and books
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Echo Books Closed

Jungle Book Store. Open Tuesday - Friday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. 60 meters before Cabinas El Tesoro.
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Geco Books Closed

Bookshop with a big selection of childrens, fiction, self help and body and spirituality in both English and Spanish. Open daily except Sundays 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
 8430 3491
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Coffee, Ice Cream, Chocolate and Dessert

Alice Ice Cream Bar Closed

Homemade ice cream.
 +506 8873 5090
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Police and Medical Services

Cocles Chiropractic Center Closed

Chiropractic Clinic
 8326-7717
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Dental Health Closed

Family-oriented dental practice who can take care of your everyday dental needs, including fillings and teeth cleanings, oral rehabilitation and dental implants.
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Hutchinson and Lunan Dental Care Closed

Family-oriented practice looking to maximize patient convenience, comfort and satisfaction. Equipped to deliver every service from restorative to reconstructive, periodontal and cosmetic dentistry.
 2750-0558
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Hardware, Building Supplies, Nurseries

Almacen Santa Barbara Closed

Hardware and building materials. There is also a somewhat larger hardware store on the road leading into town.
 2750-0363
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Hostels

Marcos Pizzeria Hostel and Cabinas Closed

Pizza restaurant, hostel and cabinas. Hostel above the restaurant with big oceanfront terrace. 3 rooms which sleep 14 people; 6 bunk beds and 1 double bed. There is free WIFI, a bathroom, coffeemaker, tv and guests can use a downstairs cooking area. Also there are Four separate Cabinas for 1-3 persons each with a private bathroom, fan, mosquito netting, fresh linen and towels, a small sitting area in front from which you can see the ocean and WIFI.
 2750 2111 / 7030 8966
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 Average room rate: $33
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Hotels - Cahuita

Hotel Jaguar Closed

Throughout the 65000m2 property, small gardens and forested sections highlight the omnipresent vegetation with a mixture of well known ornamentals and the fabulous tropical fruits. Rooms are large and comfortable. They all have two Queen Size beds, and a private bathroom. Rooms are available in three price categories.
 +506 2755-0238
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 Average room rate: $44
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Hotels - Playa Chiquita

C and J Cabinas Closed

Affordable and eco-conscious accommodations for all types of travelers. Our cabinas are surrounded by exotic fruit, vegetable, and flower organic gardens. Each cabina has fully screened windows, private bathroom with hot shower, fan, bedding and towels and includes delicious homemade breakfast! C & J Juice Joint and Homemade Bakery are on-site to provide you with fresh, natural juices and tasty treats.
 2750-0904
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 Average room rate: $35
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Hotels - Cocles

Camarona Caribbean Lodge Closed

Located 2.5 km south of town in the protected area of Cocles. All beach front rooms, peaceful in harmony with nature. Designed in a very rustic-exotic way according to the architecture of the region; cabins have no TV set, no telephone although there is a TV room near the restaurant. The lodge has lots of wood, wide corridors, rooms are very well aired and of course, you can enjoy the Caribbean culture and the exuberant flora and fauna of the place. 13 rooms with restaurant and bar, including 1 handicapped accessible room.
 +506 2750 0151
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 Average room rate: $73
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Caribbean Hills Hotel Closed

5 newly remodeled one bedroom units with kitchenette and cable TV. Budget accommodations available both short and long-term.
 8340-6960
 Average room rate: $35
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Hotels - Hone Creek

Global Creek Closed

Global Creek @ Jo Jo's Jungle Retreat is a union of a number of different concepts seamlessly merged into one: a lavish jungle retreat and vacation space; an environmental education center; a yoga and meditation spa; a community education center, and a working model of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
 2750-0533
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 Average room rate: $195
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Hotels - Playa Negra

Amaures Garden Closed

Longer term stay rooms for rent. Situated in beautiful garden and close to beach.
 8858-3894
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Hotel Formentera Playa Closed

Cozy Beachfront Cabinas all with private bath just 1 mile from town.
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 Average room rate: $55
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Hotels - Puerto Viejo

Agapi Apartments Closed

Located in front of the ocean and engulfed in nature, where the combination of ocean breeze and rainforest brings tranquillity. Apartments and rooms with a magnificent view of the ocean and competitive prices. Apartments are fully equipped, bathrooms with hot water and private balconies with ocean views.
 +506 2750 0446
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 Average room rate: $96
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Hotels - Punta Uva

Hotel Suerre Closed

Punta Uva hotel with pool
 2759-9091
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 Average room rate: $92
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Liquor Stores

Mane Liquor Store Closed

Hard liquor, beer including cases of beer in refillable bottles (supermarket sells cans)
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Spas, Hair, Massage, Yoga

Barber Shop Pana Closed

Barbería
 +506 6462 3439
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Bliss Massage Center Closed

Thai massage,Cranal Sacral,Deep Tissue, swedish, sports Massage, couple Massage,workshops
 +506 2756-8224
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Pharmacies

Pharmacy Amiga Closed

Prescriptions and the coolest A/C in town.
 2750-0698
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Real Estate Agents

Caribbean Life Properties Closed

A real estate service encouraging sustainable development in the Southern Caribbean zone of costa Rica.
 8841-4007
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GJR Enterprises Closed

Offers turn-key building solutions for the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Home/property packages.
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Maitri Realty Closed

Specializing in real estate in and around the Southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Committed to protecting and preserving our natural surroundings.
 2750-0690
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Tropical Dreams Real Estate Closed

Real estate company with office located in Cahuita and properties throughout the South Caribbean.
 2755 0221 / 2755 0631, cell 88614312
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Bikes, Surf, Snorkel - Rentals, Sales, Repairs

Ciclo Deportivo Puerto Viejo Closed

Bicycle sales, accessories, repairs and rentals. Wider selection of bike rentals than most places in town.
 +506 2750 0924
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Swells Surf Shop Closed

Surf classes, board and equipment sales.
 8356 9947
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Repairs, Etc

Tecnología PC Movil Closed

Cell phone and computer repairs, parts and accessories.
 +506 2750 3180
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Restaurants

Beach Hut Closed

Located in the heart of Puerto Viejo, right on the beach! Enjoy our tropical garden under the shade of the mango tree with your feet in the sand and a view of the Caribbean infront and the Costa Rican jungle behind. Serving great breakfasts, lovely fresh salad and soup lunch menu. Beautiful setting for dinner in the candle lit garden on the beach.
 2750 0895
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Black Beach Burrito Closed

Tex-Mex Food. Delivery and catering only.
 8810 9511
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C and J Homemade Closed

Come relax at the joint with fresh juice, homemade treats and good music. Fresh juices made to order, lickety-split. Check out our popular lime pie and legendary apple pie. Or select from our pies, muffins, cookies and specialty cakes. Special orders encouraged and accepted for those birthday and dinner parties!
 2750-0904
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Cafe del Mar Closed

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and coffee. Open 7am to 6pm daily.
 +506 8707 2056
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Cafe del Parquecito Closed

Specializing in crepes. Happy hour. International beers, TV, table games.
 +506 2755 0279
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Cafe Fresco Closed

Fresh, local produce prepared from scratch in the kitchen. Lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Fresh bowls and smoothies and handmade naan bread sandwiches. Open 10 - 6pm Tuesday - Sunday. Located at the Lotus Garden Hotel.
 +506 2750 0232
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Cha Cha Cha Closed

An absolute must in dinning choices in Cahuita. Chef hails from Montreal and is restaurant is very highly rated.
 2755-0476
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Coco Cielo Closed

Kind of New York Style Bistro with Caribbean Flair.
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CoNgO reeff Closed

Fine dining restaurant with weekly changing menus. Gourmet fusion cuisine from the Caribbean to Asia through the Mediterranean for food lovers. Located in a tropical garden.
 8326 9979
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Cool and Calm Cafe Closed

Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World. Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor.
 2750 3151, 88437460
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Cosima's Closed

Gelato and pasta
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Dam Good Coffee Company Closed

Coffee
 8836-8930
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De Paso Closed

Cheap and Cheerful. Great local restaurant run by a local Agentinian couple. Try the fish tacos!
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El Dorado Closed

Restaurant and Bar
 2750-0604
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Jeffery's Place Closed

Local Bar with Caribbean food cooked by infamous Boi-Boi. This place is for people looking for more of a less tourist bar/restaurant experience.
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Jungle Love Cafe Closed

Gourmet food, ambiance & service in a beautiful jungle setting.
 2750-0162
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La Ciboulette Closed

French restaurant
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La Cleta Veggie Bar Closed

Vegan restaurant and bar. Hosts live music and other events. Located at Hotel Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0620
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La Papaya Loca Closed

Ocean View restaurant - famous for chicken wings, homemade burgers, Swiss and English style fish & chips, special platters as well as Rondon on Saturday's - check it out.
 2750 0353
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Lazlo's Catch of the Day Closed

Fresh Seafood, casual outdoor seating
 +506 2750 0628, 8730 6185
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Local Food Closed

Caribbean Restaurant
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Magic Ginger Restaurant Closed

A gourmet’s paradise. Affordable culinary specialties and a fabulous bar Open 6-10p.m. at Hotel Kasha.
 2750-0205
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Malbec Closed

Argentinian steakhouse
 2750-0581
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Mamma Mia Pizza Closed

Authentic Thin crust Italian Pizza. Does delivery for extra charge.
 8547 5878
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Mojos Beach Grill Closed

Beachfront casual restaurant
 2750-0319
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Ocean Cafe Closed

Burritos, wraps and more
 2750 0085
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Oh La La Closed

French Gourmet Café & Restaurant. For breakfast and lunch, starting from 7:30 am. Crepes, croissants, delicious hot sandwiches made on baguette,etc. homemade desserts. Facing the beach, in Manzanillo (50 meters after the MINAET's office).
 2759 9184
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Oshi's Lounge Closed

Locally owned bar and restaurant in center of town. Often feature live music (reggae or calypso typically).
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Outback Jacks Closed

Restaurant and bar with an Australian theme. The food served consists of barbecued steaks, ribs, chicken wings, Aussie burgers and fries, sauteed vegetables, roasted potatoes, salads, homemade sauces and soups, fresh sea food, whole fried red snappers, crab cakes and local dishes. A variety of cocktails are also served.
 +506 8471 2622
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Patagonia Argentinian Parilla Closed

Popular Argentian Parilla (Grill) serving steaks and other dishes.
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Peace and Love Cafe Closed

Italian Bakery and Lunches
 8830-3223
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Pizz n' Love Closed

Pizza - Pasta - Chicken Express Delivery
 2755 0317
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Pollo Rapido Closed

Gourmet Roasted chicken to go. Located in same building as Mega Super.
 8301-8977
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Restaurante El Parquecito Closed

Pizzeria and steak house
 2756 8445
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Restaurante Relax Closed

Owned & operated by Italian Chef. Serves italian and international Cuisine. Located on main road just 300 meters south of main entrance to town of Cahuita.
 2755-0322 or 8818-4547
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Soda Ghetto Girl One Love Closed

Authentic Caribbean food cooked fresh.
 2750 0637
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Soda Ywonne Closed

Beachfront casual restaurant
 2750 0319
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The Wee Fish Closed

Scottish themed restaurant/bar
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Zion Cafe Closed

Where only the freshest and locally sourced ingredients are used to create your Zion experience which can be enjoyed on our street side terrace, in our courtyard garden or on our rooftop. Try our smoothies, wraps, vegetarian fare and more. We serve breakfast & lunch and we are situated 50m from the police station in Puerto Viejo in front of the beach. We look forward to meeting you.
 2750 2083
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Schools

ICARI Spanish Learning Centre Closed

Test Spanish on the Costa Rican Caribbean since 2005.
 +506 2755 0545
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Sea Heart School Closed

A Waldorf Kindergarten serving children 2-6 years. Parent Child Groups. Spanish and English spoken.
 8910 9318
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Miscellaneous Services

Caribizine Closed

your southern caribbean community magazine
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Global Legal Services Closed

Legal services for buying and selling real estate, contracts, permits, corporations. Over ten years experience in the area. We speak English, Spanish and Italian.
 2750 0837
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Jungle Internet Closed

Internet cafe. New location open Dec 2008 with 50 computers, A/C, 8 megabit super high speed connection and wireless network accessible from all over town. DVD rentals too.
 2750-2086
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Supermarkets and Other Groceries

Carniceria Italiana La Piemontesa Closed

Italian styled butcher and deli. Open Mon to Sat 10:30 to 6:30.
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Pulpería Manuel Leon Closed

The first store in Puerto Viejo is still here selling liquor, beer and some grocery items.
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Tours and Activities

Crocodive Caribe Closed

PADI, DSAT and DAN Dive Center. 5 star PADI dive center offering diving for certified divers, discovery dives for those wanting to try diving for the first time and certification courses.
 2750-0909
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Reef Runner Divers Closed

Dive shop! Full PADI open water courses. Dolphin trips. Fun Dives. Snorkelling. Sunset Cruises. Fishing Trips. Diving Punta Uva.
 2750-0480
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Surf Rentals and Tours Closed

Has the largest fleet of Bikes & Scooters in Puerto Viejo, all protected by a roadside assistance program. In addition they book the Bocas shuttle and off the beaten path custom tours.
 2750 1909
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Transportation

Easy Ride Shuttle Services Closed

Daily shuttles from/to San Jose to Puerto Viejo in modern vans, professional drivers, A/C, fully insured, door to door services.
 8812-4012
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Travel Agencies: Tour Sales, Transport, Hotel Reservations

Tropical Reservations / Tales Closed

Accommodations, tour reservations, real estate information. Also home to the popular Tropical Tales publication.
 2750-2069
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Vacation Rentals

Bambu House Closed

New and comfortable Caribbean style jungle house built with concrete combined with bamboo in a tropical garden where you can spot all the local wildlife including toucans, monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds and much more The house has two bedrooms and is suitable for 2 to 4 people. There is really spacious comfortable living area to relax, a equipped kitchen, a tiled bathroom with hot water. Laundry service (wash+dry). 10 minute walk to one of the beautiful beaches of all Costa Rica, Playa Chiquita. Nearby there are lots of activities you can choose to do, or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Rates 125 - 150 US$ / night.
 8339 2396
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Black Beach Rentals Closed

Short or long term rentals, 500 meters from the beach inside botanical garden.
 2756-8386
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Blessed Houses Closed

Affordable accomodation for singles, couples and groups. There are 5 houses, each with 1 to 3 bedrooms, set up resort style with pool, BBQ and observation deck. The property is located 1 km before Puerto Viejo. Sleeps from 1 to 18 persons. Rates from $29 per night.
 8928-6492
 Average room rate: $40
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Casa Barbara Closed

Beautiful house with tropical garden. (506) 750-0212 or info@casabarb.com.
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Casa Cangrejo Closed

Sleeps: 10. Bedrooms: 3. Bath: 1. Minimum stay: 2 nights. Spacious wood house, perfect for one big family or group of friends who likes to spent a relax, private time surronded with trees and just steps away from the fantastic beach of Punta Uva. Equipped kitchen and large terrace.
 8339 2396
 Average room rate: $190
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Casa de Delfines Closed

Beautiful Caribbean style house situated just a short walk from the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Puerto Viejo, and just 200 meters from Playa Negra (Black Beach). Close to the beach, jungle, and town! Casa de Delfines is fully equipped with 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. The 2nd floor open air living room is the perfect place to relax in a hammock and listen to the sounds of the waves crashing and the jungle. The downstairs bedroom is air conditioned and is the ideal room to keep sensitive electronics. Securely fenced and gated.
 US number +1 320 248-1735
 Average room rate: $90
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Casa Limonada Closed

Three level tree house. 650 feet from the beach, fire place, monkey ladders, jungle location, architect unique design
 8895 3466
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Casa Magnolia Closed

Centrally located accommodations in a quiet corner of Puerto Viejo within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the beach. Two bedroom caribbean style house with front porch and outdoor garden dining area. The property also has a separate building with additional four bedrooms of which two have their own shower and bath and two have shared. Free WIFI and private parking.
 +506 8509 2550, 8432 0641
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 Average room rate: $40
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Casa Soleil Closed

Affordable guesthouse in Playa Chiquita. Ten-minute walk down a winding tropical path to a white sand beach. Your casita is reached along a short pathway from the main house. The casita is simple yet cozy and clean, with a tiled outdoor sitting area, two single beds with mosquito nets, a fan and a small bathroom with a hot water shower. Porch looks out onto a lush tropical garden with visiting toucans, Howler monkeys and more. You are welcome to use the main house kitchen and outdoor living area and stay includes use of a bicycle with child seat. Your hosts, Silk and Soleil Chauncey, are originally from Victoria, Canada.
 Average room rate: $30
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Casita Rondon Closed

Elevated studio house, secluded, 200 mts to the beach, 10 minute walk to town
 8701 0157
 Average room rate: $79
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Coral Lodge Casas Closed

New house, 75 sq. meters, fully equipped in a bright tropical garden, just 200 m from the beach of Playa Chiquita (direct entry). Near to all services, such as supermarket, restaurants, bike rental, so on. Big porch, table with 4 chairs, 2 bedrooms with double beds and a sofa-double bed, complete wood furniture, complete kitchen with gas-oven and big fridge, washing machine, internet wifi. Private parking. Airy and relaxing. Owner present on site. English, Spanish, German, French and Italian spoken.
 +506 2750 0644
 Average room rate: $77
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David and Dawn's Carriage House Closed

TV, Phone, Sleeps 3.
 2750-0012
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Jungle Love House Closed

Very large one bedroom house, fully screened with glass windows and doors. There are two modern-style bathrooms; one with a Jacuzzi tub. The bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, small closet safe, air conditioning, a walk-out second floor deck, a telephone with free local calls (long distance with phone card) and free WIFI internet access. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, blender, and coffee pot. Set in a lush tropical garden setting, there are many birds, sloths and monkeys on and near the property.
 2750-0162
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La Casa Haizea Closed

A small two-story house recently built, is located on a 2,5 acres property of protected forest, in the heart of the wildlife refuge of Gandoca-Manzanillo, and 5 minutes from the beach of Playa Grande.
 2759-9055
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Mandala Appart'Hotel Closed

Apartment-hotel offering 3 fully equipped 1 bedroom apartments sleeping 1 to 3 persons. Pool/jacuzzi, cable TV, laundry and internet services available.
 2750 0433
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 Average room rate: $55
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Mother Dear Closed

Elegant seaside cottages. Elevated and designed to catch both sea and mountain breezes, these hand-crafted cottages made of tropical hardwoods provide not only a cozy and comfortable “home” but the setting for an unforgettable holiday.
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 Average room rate: $119
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Seafront Sloth Club Closed

Set 50 metres from the Sea, this is a rustic cabin with good quality beds, coffee-maker, refrigerator and lovely tiled shower. Front porch includes lounging and eating areas with a view straight to the Caribbean Sea. Private driveway and outdoor area, include chaise lounges.
 2758 0358
 Average room rate: $60
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Tamundua Lodge Closed

Located just 100 meters from the famous Salsa Brava beach in Puerto Viejo. It is quiet, accessible to both the black and white sandy beaches, close to the great restaurants, bars, supermarkets, buses, taxis, surfing, scooter and bike rentals, horseback riding.
 8856 0222
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The Dutch Rooms Closed

Several houses for rent in the heart of Manzanillo. Previously known as Faya Lobi now under renovation by new owners.
 +506 7187 9999
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Villa Luz y Sombra Closed

Beautiful boutique villa made by an architect of tropical hardwood. 200m2 big with three bedrooms large living area and veranda. An indoor courtyard, huge bathroom, an 2500m2 garden and a lot of beautiful details makes this an unique tropical hideaway. The luxury villa is only a few minutes walk from the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
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 Average room rate: $130
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Villa Nera Closed

Luxurious and stylish vacation home. Three bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, private pool, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Washer and dryer. A/C.
 Average room rate: $350
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