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Puerto Viejo the vibe: not for everyone
The vibe here is laid-back, Caribbean-style with a great diversity of people living here and visiting here. But some would say it's "Not for Everyone".Learn More
Areas and Beaches
The South Caribbean coast is a collection of communities, each with their own style and Pura Vida, Puerto Viejo just being the largest. Cahuita, Playa Negra, Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, Manzanillo and Hone Creek & Bri Bri all have places to stay, eat and hang out. Check them all out to see the one for you.Learn More
First you've got to get here right? There are buses, shuttles, driving instructions and more to be found here whether you're coming from San Jose or elsewhere in Costa Rica.
Once you're here we've got all the details on getting around. Rent a bicycle, local buses, walking, taxis, driving.
And because we get asked so much there are detailed instructions on going back and forth between Puerto Viejo and Tortuguero or Bocas del Toro in Panama.Learn More
Tours, Activities and Packages
There's tons to do and see on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast: whitewater rafting, ziplining, surfing, turtle tours, bird watching, nature hikes and so much more. We've got a full list of the tours and activities we recommend that are either in the area or which pick up/drop off at area hotels. We'll even book it for you! Most of these tours will pick you up and return you right to your hotel (or sometimes to another Costa Rica destination!).Learn More
Weather, Health & Safety, Volunteering, Education, Money...
Got more questions? We've got answers!
There's lots more information to come. Got questions on when the best time of year for the weather is? Or what the surf conditions are like? Check our weather page.Weather
We want you to be safe while you're here. Our health and safety page will tell you how to stay safe in the the water, how to avoid getting sick and some common sense strategies to avoid being a victim of crime.Safety
The best things in life may be free but you still got to deal with money yeah? The money page has answers on ATMs, travellers checks, credit cards, colones vs dollars and more.Money
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Want to learn Spanish on the beach? Or do you plan on moving here with your kids? Our education page has all the info you need either way.Education