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Some more favorite hotel pools!

I've added three more great pools to our facebook album of the pools of the South Caribbean. The beach may be the focus of a visit to the Caribe Sur but sometimes a nice pool sure doesn't hurt! These are some of the nicest around here.

Nov 15 2018 View story

Have you ever been to Gandoca?

So close and yet another world away this quiet beachfront community is really a place to get away from it all. The Gandoca Lagoon is amazing, the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge is too and even quieter than the side accessed from Manzanillo. Tourism infrastructure is basic but maybe a break from internet and cell service is just what you need! All the details on our new Gandoca page.

Nov 11 2018 View story

Flights between San José and Bocas del Toro are an option again! No one was flying this route after

Nature Air's operations were suspended in 2018 but a new airline has taken this up! Skyway begins daily flights any day now. For visitors who want to visit both Puerto Viejo and Bocas it's a great option to take Caribe Shuttle or a rafting trip to PV, spend time here, Caribe Shuttle to Bocas to spend time there and finally a flight right back to San Jose for a very efficient circle itinerary. #flying

Nov 7 2018 View story

Manuel Leon store to close

End of an era :-( This was one of the only places to shop when I first visited in 1992. Cierran Pulpería Manuel Leon, símbolo de Puerto Viejo

Nov 6 2018 View story

Creativity in harmony with nature

It's one of the things we love about La Kukula Lodge. This is the new stencil art by claroscuroartdesign that you can look at when you're not watching nature come to you. #PuertoViejoTopPick

Nov 6 2018 View story

Puerto Viejo en bicicleta: proyecto busca crear ciclovía de 20 kilómetros

CicloVida project seeks to create 20 km cycle path from Hone Creek to Manzanillo! Cycling has always been a big part of the culture here and the best way to get around. Let's make it even better!

Nov 5 2018 View story

8 year old surfer rescues 6 year old French girl who was drowning at Playa Cocles

Surfeador de 8 años rescató niña que se ahogaba en puerto viejo.

Oct 21 2018 View story

Yum! Next Saturday is the Festival Gastronómico in Puerto Viejo

Get ready for lots of tastings and music.

El caribe esta de fiesta sábado 27 Octubre * Festival Gastronómico * Disfruta música, gustaciones y las playas caribeñas. Organized by the Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Caribe Sur

Oct 20 2018 View story

Every time you visit you can be part of the solution by caring for our Caribbean coast

• Don't leave your garbage on the beach • Get around by bicycle • Protect our flora and fauna • Recycle, reduce your use of plastic, don't toss cigarette butts on the beach or on the ground • Report the illegal cutting of trees.
Help us by sharing this video! Video by Congo Bongo Ecolodges

Cada vez que nos visitas puedes ser parte de la Solución, cuidando de nuestro Caribe. • No tires basura en las playas • Cada vez que puedas usa la bicicleta para transportarte. • Protege nuestra flora y fauna. • Recicla, baja tus niveles de plástico, no tires colillas de cigarros en la playa o en el suelo. • Denuncia la Tala Ilegal de árboles.
Ayúdanos y Comparte este video! Video por Congo Bongo Ecolodges

Oct 17 2018 View story

Did you know there are 445 places listed on the Puerto Viejo Satellite map?

Wow, has this place ever grown! Yet there are more places opening all the time so if your favorite place isn't listed you can easily add it here. And I've now made it easier than ever: if you're at the place now it will fill in your location in just one click.

¿Sabias que hay 445 lugares publicados en el mapa de Puerto Viejo Satellite? ¡Wow! Como ha crecido ese lugar. Pero hay más lugares que están abriendo todo al tiempo. Entonces si su lugar favorito no está en el mapa podría publicarlo muy fácilmente, sólo tienes que llenar el formulario aqui. Y ahora es más fácil que antes: si está en el lugar ahora el formulario va a determinar su ubicación en sólo un clic.

Oct 17 2018 View story

The long weekend is over, goodbye everyone!

Was a crazy busy few days, now back to a little peace and quiet on the beach!

Parece que todo el mundo fue en Puerto Viejo este fin de semana para celebra los festivos! Adiós a todos y gracias para visitarnos! Ahora vamos a tener unos días más tranquilo! ;-)

Oct 15 2018 View story

Astonishingly beautiful photos of a place of unparalleled beauty!

Amazing photos Manuel Pinto Photography!

Oct 13 2018 View story

The morning after a big thunderstorm overnight and everything is fresh and clean and cooler. Super

quiet morning at Casa Las Brisas with just the sound of the waves and the birds. But of course you have all the services of Banana Azul 2 min walk away should you want anything. #PuertoViejoTopPick

Oct 12 2018 View story

El aporte de la población afrocaribeña en Costa Rica

Películas mañana a la 15 en la Casa de la Cultura.

Tomorrow in the Casa de la Cultura they will be showing several documentaries about the Afrocaribbean population of Costa Rica.

Oct 11 2018 View story

Slow TV, Puerto Viejo style, watching a sloth climb a tree (video)

In Norway, they watch slow TV to relax: video of a long train ride or someone knitting. Our version in Puerto Viejo requires no TV: just head out and watch a sloth climb a tree. Televisión lento para relajar en Puerto Viejo no require el televisión: solo tiene que mirar un árbol para mirar un perezoso sube.

Oct 10 2018 View story

Another perfect day in the Caribe Sur

Sun and calm seas. "Summer" has definitely arrived to stay for a while on the Caribbean! Otro día perfecto en el Caribe Sur: sol y el mar plano. El verano definitivamente ha llegado en el Caribe!

Oct 10 2018 View story

I went and saw the new pool on the weekend at Coco Loco Lodge

What a beautiful addition to an already lovely property which is so close to everything but tucked up behind town so also very peaceful and lush. Coco Loco Lodge #PuertoViejoTopPick

Oct 8 2018 View story

The weather is perfect today in Puerto Viejo!

If you're stuck in the rain in San José come on down!

Hay nada excepto sol hoy en Puerto Viejo! Si está en la lluvia en San José esperamos!

Oct 6 2018 View story

New bus schedule from Limon to Puerto Viejo and to Manzanillo effective Sept 25

Unfortunately the schedule to Manzanillo has been cut by 2 buses per day so it will be harder to use these to get to the local beaches south of town. Hopefully once the current troubles end these buses will be reinstated. However the Limon → Puerto Viejo → Sixaloa service has become more frequent. You can find the full schedules between Limon → Puerto Viejo → Manzanillo or for Limon → Puerto Viejo → Sixaloa anytime on the local transport page

Sep 26 2018 View story

The Puerto Viejo Dogs rescue group has had a very busy few months

There have been many rescues needing veterinary care and pregnant females being rescued and the moms and pups needing care and food. Can you help with expenses? Contact them via their facebook page to donate money or supplies locally or Puerto Viejo Satellite will cover bank fees if you'd like to donate via credit card or US or Canadian bank. Follow the link or email info@ for details. Thank you!

Sep 23 2018 View story

National strike disrupts fuel deliveries to Caribbean coast

The MEPE bus company has had to reduce some bus services from Limon to Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo and Sixaola (see photo) due to fuel shortages. As well the gas station in Hone Creek ran out of gas several times over the weekend and may be out again as fuel drivers get caught up in blockades. If you're driving, make sure to fill up whenever you can. If you're taking the bus or a shuttle, double check schedules and allow extra time as some have needed to reroute due to blockades.

La huelga nacional interrumpe las entregas de combustible a la costa del Caribe. La compañía de autobuses MEPE ha tenido que reducir algunos servicios de autobús desde Limón a Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo y Sixaola (ver foto) debido a la escasez de combustible. Además, la gasolinera en Hone Creek se quedó sin combustible varias veces durante el fin de semana y puede estar sin gasolina otra vez. Es difícil para recibir entregas nuevas de combustible porque los camiones quedan atrapados en bloqueos. Si está conduciendo, asegúrese de llenar cada vez que pueda. Si está tomando el autobús o un shuttle, revise los horarios y espere más tiempo, ya que algunos han tenido que cambiar su ruta debido a bloqueos.

Sep 17 2018 View story

Do you have what it takes to be a Ticoman or Ticowoman?

This Triathalon takes place Oct 21 in our beautiful Caribe Sur

Sep 13 2018 View story

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Api-Agricultura is one of the many local organizations working to give nature a helping hand, nice profile from the Tico Times.

Sep 12 2018 View story

The beautiful Geckoes Lodge is now under new ownership

Zöe and Tom you'll be missed! But the gorgeous vacation homes of Geckoes Lodge are still a #PuertoViejoTopPick

Sep 6 2018 View story

This stuffed monkey has great sentimental value to a couple visiting Puerto Viejo

It was stolen along with some valuables. No doubt it just got tossed somewhere so if you see it please contact them!

Sep 4 2018 View story

Live video from the Wolaba parade in Puerto Viejo!

Aug 25 2018 View story

Wolaba Parade is on!

There's a ton of musical and cultural events celebrating this area's African roots starting today at 3 pm.

Aug 24 2018 View story

Caribbean Coast update: Our most favorite time of the year is just around the corner!

When the sea is calm and perfect to snorkel and the sun is shining daily. You can already feel "the Caribbean summer" is starting soon! At this time of year Gecko Trail Costa Rica highly recommends the Cahuita Boat Snorkel and hiking trip or, if you fancy visiting Bocas del Toro, there's great snorkeling there; check out their overnight packages. #PuertoViejoTopPick

Aug 22 2018 View story

One of our favorite places in Puerto Viejo is now even better!

Coco Loco Lodge Hotel and Bungalows now has a pool! #PuertoViejoTopPick

Aug 14 2018 View story

Sloth crossing!

Please be careful when driving our roads. Please give priority to wildlife pedestrians and bikes.

¡Cruce de Perezosos! Por favor, tenga cuidado cuando está conduciendo. Dar prioridad a fauna silvestre, peatones y ciclistas.

Video by Kean at Annanci Village

Aug 7 2018 View story

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