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Hotels, hostels, vacation rentals. There's something for everyone in Puerto Viejo from a hammock hotel to luxury vacation homes with all the amenities.

KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants and Bars

People from all over the world have settled in the Puerto Viejo area and you'll see that when you check out the dining options. Puerto Viejo may have Costa Rica's best variety of dining options from fresh local seafood to Sushi, Mexican food, Italian, Argentinian steakhouses and so much more. There's something for every taste.

Colorful shopping in Puerto Viejo

Shopping and Services

Groceries, Tours, Real Estate, Clothing, Pharmacies, Banks, name it and Puerto Viejo probably has it.

Facials with locally sourced ingredients and massages are a great way to restore after an activity filled day.

Tour and Activity Companies

Looking to go fishing, diving, ziplining, rafting, kayaking? Want to get a guided nature tour and see monkeys, sloths, birds or turtles?

Caribe Sur Real Estate

Real Estate

Fallen in love with paradise? These people can help you find your own piece of it.

Newest listings on Puerto Viejo Satellite

Playa Negra (Puerto Viejo)

Petrea the Romantic Pool House. Unique one bedroom open concept vacation rental ho... Read More


Alloro Jungle Villas. Four vacation rental villas set around a pool. Eac... Read More

Playa Chiquita

Up House. Two vacation rental homes. Up House is a two bedro... Read More


Casa Heliconia. Hardwood rainforest home located in a 5000+ m2 pro... Read More


AroCocles. Complex with 4 recently built vacation rental apar... Read More


Hungry Lion's Jamaican Restaurant. Authentic Jamaican food Read More

Punta Uva

Awa Beach Boutique Hotel. Newly opened hotel at Punta Uva on the beach. Adul... Read More

Puerto Viejo

Casas Cumbia and Bachata. Classic Caribbean home converted into spacious and... Read More

Playa Negra (Puerto Viejo)

El Jardin de Playa Negra. Caribbean style vacation rental houses in a tropic... Read More


Oasis del Caribe. Balinese/Moroccan style luxury vacation rental hom... Read More

Punta Uva

Ginger and Cacao. Three vacation rental homes: Villa Ginger, Villa C... Read More


Villa Troy. Two bedroom, two bath newly built villa sleeps up ... Read More

Latest news

  • Costa Rica has delayed their vaccine mandate until Jan 8 though businesses may decide to implement it Dec 1 in order to get rid of capacity restrictions. Vaccination will be required to access non-essential services such as hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, shops and museums. View storyOct 23

  • Tourists planning a trip to Costa Rica should know that as of December 1, proof of vaccination will be required for many activities including restaurants and hotels. View storyOct 16

  • Panamá appears to have withdrawn their plan to quarantine visitors from Costa Rica who were not fully vaccinated. Sources crossing at Sixaola daily say there has been no change in the regimen at the border. View storySep 6

  • Panama now requires travelers who are not fully vaccinated and are traveling from high risk countries, including Costa Rica, to quarantine for 72 hours. View storySep 5

  • The bridge over the La Estrella river at Penshurt has reopened today for vehicle traffic meaning traffic can now flow again between the South Caribbean and the rest of Costa Rica. View storyJul 29

  • Yes, you can get to/from the Caribe Sur! MEPE, Caribe Shuttle and Interbus are operating transport to and from the closure where you walk across the closed area and pickup another bus. An alternate route does exist for driving as well for 4WD vehicles. View storyJul 26

  • MEPE has announced their schedule of buses for Sunday July 25 given the bridge out at Penhurst. Until a temporary vehicle crossing is installed, hopefully Monday, riders will need to exit the bus, walk across and take another on the other side. View storyJul 24

  • A temporary bridge to cross the Rio Estrella near Penshurt is expected to be in service on Monday, reconnecting the South Caribbean with the rest of Costa Rica. View storyJul 24

  • Heavy rains that have pummelled Costa Rica in recent days today took out the bridge in Penshurt, shutting highway 36 and cutting off the South Caribbean coast from the rest of Costa Rica [Video]. View storyJul 23

  • Costa Rica is dropping insurance requirement for vaccinated travelers effective Aug 1. Costa Rica no va a requerir el seguro para los viajeros vacunados a partir del 1 de agosto. View storyJul 10

  • Panama Enforcing New Requirements for Border Runs. Panama has been making it more difficult for perpetual tourists doing their border runs from Costa Rica. View storyJun 23

  • Super fun video showing off Puerto Viejo and the whole Caribbean Coast. Great work Jasper from Oby Vision! View storyJun 13

  • The one location in the South Caribbean offering Covid tests for travelers is now doing tests 7 days a week. El único laboratorio del Caribe Sur que ofrece pruebas de Covid para viajeros ahora ofrece pruebas los 7 días de la semana. View storyMay 27

  • With Panama clearing up its border requirements, shuttle companies are now running daily shuttles in both directions between Puerto Viejo or San Jose and Bocas del Toro in Panama. Los shuttles ya están operando entre Puerto Viejo y Bocas del Toro. View storyMay 13

  • For travel between Costa Rica and Panama, including at the land borders, a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before entry is required. Para viajar desde Costa Rica a Panamá, incluso en las fronteras terrestres, se requiere una prueba de PCR negativa en las 48 horas anteriores. View storyMay 3

  • Now this is a sunset not to be forgotten soon! At Cahuita National Park. Un atardecer inolvidable en Parque Nacional Cahuita. View storyApr 4

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