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Allow extra time traveling between San José and the Caribbean Coast

Road closures on route 32 this week and again Aug 21-24

¡Tome nota! A partir de hoy, cerrarán tramos en la Ruta 32

Aug 9 View story

Cabinas Los Almendros was one of the first places to stay in Puerto Viejo and it's still a #PuertoViejoTopPick!

Cabinas Los Almendros was one of the first places to stay in Puerto Viejo and it's still a #PuertoViejoTopPick! Classic Caribbean style, right across from the beach and close to everything downtown, rooms and apartments available

Jul 28 View story

Wake Dem Up by Johnny Dread is a rocking new music video filmed here!

And if you want to wake up at the gorgeous ecolodge in the video it was filmed at Congo Bongo Ecolodges in Manzanillo!

Jul 22 View story

Canadian-Owned Caribbean Costa Rica Hotel Is CNN’s Top Budget Resort Pick

Hurrah to all at Banana Azul!

Jul 16 View story

KOKi Beach, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica reopens tonight after their vacation

See you at 5pm for happy hour?

La reapertura de KOKi Beach es esta noche luego de sus vacaciones, vamos a happy hour a las 5?

Jul 4 View story

With roadwork on route 32 the next few months, flying San José to Limón makes more sense than ever

And now there's another shuttle option (starting July 1) to meet the Sansa flights! Thanks Caribe Shuttle.

All the info for flying is here.

Jun 16 View story

Puerto Viejo has a craft market again!

Unlike the old unofficial one this one is 100% locally made handicrafts and art. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Casa de la Cultura. Thanks to the Asociacion de Desarrollo Integral de Puerto Viejo for organizing this!

Puerto Viejo tiene un mercado de arte y artesanía otra vez! El viejo no fue regalado pero el nuevo es 100% productos hecho por artesianas y artistas de la zona! Viernes, sábado y domingo a la Casa de la Cultura. Gracias a la Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Puerto Viejo para organizarlo!

Jun 8 View story

Escape from routine in Congo Bongo Ecolodges

A nice article about a gorgeous option to be surrounded by nature and pampered with a luxury rental. Congo Bongo Ecolodges is a #PuertoViejoTopPick. And you can get 20% discounts from 15 of May till 15 of December 2017!

May 21 View story

Domingo el caribe sur da la bienvenida a la primera de los triatlones TicoMan para 2017

On Sunday the Caribe Sur welcomes the first of three TicoMan triathlon events for 2017

May 19 View story

Next Sunday is the Gran Fondo Caribe Sur, 110 km cycling event

Domingo próximo es el Gran Fondo Caribe Sur, 110km evento ciclismo.

May 7 View story

While Latin America is deforesting, Costa Rica is gaining forest.

BTW: the canton of Talamanca has 89% of its area protected! (per Camara de Turismo y Comercio de Caribe Sur).

Mientras América Latina deforestaba, Costa Rica ganó bosque. El cantón de Talamanca cuenta con 89% de su territorio como área protegida.

May 3 View story

There's a new hostel option in town from the great people at the Jaguar Rescue Centre

Whether you are volunteering there or would just like to stay close consider the Jaguar Inn Hostel. Dorms and private rooms available. Shared kitchen and dining area, wifi. And they still have rooms available for Semana Santa!

Apr 6 View story

Articulo nuevo sobre el reintroducción de la gran lapa verde en el Caribe Sur

Y el trabajo asombroso del Proyecto Ara aqui en Manzanillo.

New article about the reintroduction of the great green macaw in the South Caribbean and the amazing work of The Ara Project here in Manzanillo

Apr 1 View story

Airport Express shuttles are now meeting the morning and afternoon Sansas flights from San Jose to Limon

Now you can make an easy and affordable connection to Puerto Viejo, right to most hotels. Book the Limon to PV/Cahuita shuttle on Gecko Trail Costa Rica's Website or have Gecko arrange both your flight and connecting shuttle. You must book the shuttle in advance; it will meet flights only when there are passengers who have pre-booked.

Mar 31 View story

A view like this and an amazing sunset are more than enough to make me happy

But happy hour at KOKi Beach can't hurt either! 5-6pm daily. Una vista como esta y una puesta del sol espectacular están más que suficiente para hacerme feliz, pero happy hour a KOKi Beach no le hace daño! 5 a 6 cada día

Mar 26 View story

Finally, a commitment to a proper police station in Puerto Viejo!

Good work all those who have been lobbying for years for a more robust and professional force here. Finalmente un acuerdo para construir un delegación de policía profesional y fuerte en Puerto Viejo. Gracias a todos que han trabajado tan duro por mucho tiempo.

Mar 15 View story

Some beautiful photos from the sunrise memorial this morning for Bruce McCallum

Thank you to the organizers and the photographers: Manuel Pinto, Michael Preston and Jan Gaggstatter. Unos fotos tan hermoso desde el memorial esté mañana para Bruce McCallum. Gracias a los organizadores ya los fotógrafos: Manuel Pinto, Michael Preston and Jan Gaggstatter.

Mar 11 View story

Memorial for Bruce McCallum Saturday at 6 AM at Cocles

Convocamos al memorial del fotógrafo Bruce McCallum, este sábado 11 de marzo a las 6AM en playa Cocles, en repudio a su absurdo asesinato el pasado domingo 5. Nos juntamos para honrar la vida y solidarizarnos con su familia y amigos en este duro momento. Vamos a tomar esa fotografía del amanecer que Bruce se quiso llevar de nuestro amado caribe y que, trágicamente, se llevó su vida. Los esperamos a TOD@S. ¡Caribe Unido!

Día: Sábado 11 de marzo
Hora: 6 am
Lugar: Playa Cocles, Beach Break, frente a la torre de salvavidas.

We are calling in a Memorial of the photographer Bruce McCallum. We are calling in a Memorial of the photographer Bruce McCallum this coming Saturday, March 11th at 6 a.m. on the Beach in Cocles, in repudiation of his absurd murder last Sunday. We come together to honor his life and show solidarity with his family and friends in this very difficult moment.

We are going to take that photograph of the dawn that Bruce wanted to take from our beloved Caribbean and which, tragically, took his life. Please ALL come together. Caribbean UNITY!!!

Mar 9 View story

Charming, full of art, comfortable, affordable and friendly Italian owners

They have everything you need at Cabinas Guarana which is why it's a #PuertoViejoTopPick

Mar 5 View story

These are some of the visitors who have come to the house where blogger Jill Snyder is staying

This is what makes Costa Rica so don't even have to leave your house, nature comes to you! See more along with the details at

Mar 3 View story

The next spay and neuter clinic for both dogs and cats is Mar 3

Location Multicentro. You must make an appointment, call 2758-7685 between 8am-4pm. Cost is 12000 colones (15000 colones for dogs over 20 kilos). Please review the instructions on the poster.

Mar 3 View story

The good people at Wahoo Fishing & Tours just let me know they also rent an apartment called

Angler's Lair so if you're looking for a spacious and comfy fully equipped 1 bedroom rental, give Janet or Nick a holler. More details at

Mar 3 View story

MEPE has announced another daily "directo" bus between San Jose and the Caribe Sur!

Starting March 8 there will be an extra late bus leaving San Jose at 6pm and a super early bus leaving Sixaola at 4am. Both of these will be great for connecting with international flights. Haven't been able to reach them to confirm the exact times it will stop in Puerto Viejo each way but when I do the schedule will of course be added on the bus page.

MEPE ha anunciado otro autobús diario directo entre San José y el Caribe Sur! A partir del 8 de marzo habrá un autobús extra que saldrá de San José a las 6pm y un autobús que sale de Sixaola a las 4am. Ambos serán ideales para conectarse con vuelos internacionales. Cuando he confirmado el horario de la parada en Puerto Viejo la pagina de autobuses estará actualizado.

Feb 25 View story

This travel blogger has been visiting the Caribe Sur and has taken some wonderful photos

She has taken some wonderful photos so I thought I'd share for you all! Thanks Jill Snyder.

Feb 19 View story

Fabulous Punta Uva beach is just steps away

While inside you have everything you need for a beach vacation you'll never forget! Casa de la Musa is a #PuertoViejoTopPick

Feb 18 View story

Mother and baby sloths at La Kukula Lodge

The closeness of nature is what makes Puerto Viejo so magical! Video from our friends at La Kukula Lodge.

Feb 8 View story

Albino tucan spotted on the Caribbean Coast! Tucán albino fue visto en el caribe!

I've never heard of a albino tucan before, let us know if you spot it and get a photo!

El ave cautivó con sus sorprendentes colores

Feb 4 View story

I'm afraid the secret is out, Puerto Viejo is becoming more and more well known! had 40,724 unique visitors / 65k page views in January, blasting past the previous traffic record. But thankfully it still retains its laid-back vibe and quirky charm!

Tengo miedo para anunciarlo pero Puerto Viejo ya no es un secreto. El web tuve 40,724 visitantes únicos en enero, superaron el anterior máximo por un més por mucho. Agradecidamente no he perdido su ambiente relajado y encanto peculiar!

Feb 2 View story

Puerto Viejo has been chosen as one of the world's top winter sun destinations!

Canada's largest travel agency has decided it is so! Canadians love us and we love you Canucks! See their write-up at the link.

Jan 31 View story

Some Puerto Viejo photos for your Saturday morning from a photographer who recently visited

Thanks Wez Perez!

Algunos fotos de Puerto Viejo para su sábado de el fotógrafo Wez Perez

Jan 28 View story

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