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Puerto Viejo Satellite is a community based effort which has come together through the efforts of many people who gave generously of their time and creativity and knowledge to create the most comprehensive information source for the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. So thank them for us hey?
Doug is the primary creator of the Puerto Viejo Satellite website and is a frequent visitor to the area who dreams of living in paradise one day but meanwhile is staying connected to the community through the net.
Flickr user Abby Lewtas contributed photographs of the Puerto Viejo area.
Amanda J. Wood
Andrés Madrigal is a Costa Rican photographer and graphic designer. Over the years he has focused most of his work on the tourism sector, which he finds most rewarding. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English. He lives in the mountains of San Jeronimo de Moravia with his wife, daughter and 3 cats. You can find more of his work at www.costaricatraveler.com
Camara de Turismo y Comercio de Caribe Sur
The Camara de Turismo y Comercio de Caribe Sur (CATCCAS) is the non-profit business association promoting and facilitating tourism in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica. You can find out more about them at their facebook page.
Carey James Balboa
Photographer who has taken some great nature pictures.
Ciclovida is an organization promoting infrastructure which supports sustainable tourism and infrastructure for pedestrians, bicycles, wildlife and other means of mobility for the South Caribbean. You can find more info on their facebook page.
Traveler to Puerto Viejo who has shared his photos on our facebook page.
Costa Rica Dog Lover
Two dog lovers who moved from Colorado to Costa Rica and now live with their dogs in Puerto Viejo
D.J. is an adventure photographer with internationally award winning photography which takes him on adventures around the globe as a staff photographer for Surfing Magazine, Globe International, Hawaii Skindiver, and have led to appearances on NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC and FOX. He has produced shoots in more than 20 countries often with minimal resources and critically demanding time-lines.
Dr. Francisco Arguedas Pimentel
Dr. Francisco Arguedas Pimentel is a graduate of the Universidad de Iberoamerica in San Jose, Costa Rica living in Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica. You can find more of his photos on panoramio.
Emily Shea blogs as Travel Mother and is on a quest with her family—a quest to travel the world. They've shed their former lives in the US to embark on a journey of adventure and discovery, unchained by a specific schedule. She has been known to be impatient, irrational, and slap-happy when it comes to future desires. To which she says, "Some things just cannot wait!" Read more at TravelMother.com
James quit his boring office job to explore the world, scuba dive, and photograph wildlife. See more at www.escapingabroad.com
Flickr User Geoff Gallice contributed photographs of the Puerto Viejo area.
Janet and Nick
Janet and Nick operate Wahoo Fishing and Tours which offers full day and half day fishing trips as well as Dolphin and snorkel sightseeing trips.
Kean, originally from England, recently moved to Puerto Viejo from Chicago. He is planning to build villas to rent in Cocles "Vacacionses Oso Perezoso" or Lazy Bear vacations.
Kjersten visited PV in 2012 and has some great memories and some lovely photos.
Lisa is a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007. She blogs at www.travelexperiencecostarica.com
Lori is a full-time photographer, travel blogger, content creator, and brand ambassador with over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. Puerto Viejo is one of the many destinations she has visited; while here she she wrote about her experiences and took many captivating photographs.
Santa Barbara, California based advertising, corporate, editorial, fine art & stock photographer. More at www.macduffeverton.com
Manuel Pinto is a real estate agent and photographer originally from France who is a longtime resident of Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. You can find more photo on his photography website at www.manuel-pinto.com.
A Swiss expat, Nina has been living in Puerto Viejo for some years and loving it! She is the owner and general manager of Gecko Trail Costa Rica, a full service travel agency that can help plan your trip throughout Costa Rica.
Pablo Montiel is a photographer living and working in Costa Rica. See more of his photos of the Caribbean in this October 2013 La Nacion travel article on the Caribe.
Owns and runs La Kukula Lodge in Playa Chiquita and takes some great photos of nature and the surrounding area.
Photojournalist for La Nacion
Flickr user Rob Jones contributed photographs of the Puerto Viejo area.
Flickr User Ryan Kozie contributed photographs of the Puerto Viejo area.
Doing what I love, working on something I'm passionate about, high on life. More at backpack forever
Zoë along with her husband Tom Keller are the proprietors of Geckoes Rainforest River Lodge. Two luxurious holiday houses with private plunge pools in a magnificent rainforest and river setting minutes from Playa Cocles. More information at www.geckoeslodge.com
There are many more people who have contributed to the site by adding listings, answering questions in the comments, pointing out things we've missed and much more.
We regret that some of those names are lost to memory! But if you know of a photo or text which should be credited on the site and isn't please contact us and let us know.