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Cool surf shacks and shops line the beach in Puerto Viejo town. Photo by Lori Sorrentino

The center of the action: where you'll find the most shopping, the nightlife and the biggest selection of restaurants.

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While Puerto Viejo is often used to refer to the whole area or at least include the neighborhoods of Playa Negra, Cocles, Chiquita and Punta Uva, this page concentrates on the center of the action — the small area between the south end of Playa Negra and the north end of Playa Cocles.

This small grid of streets may be just 3 or 4 blocks square but is packed with an amazing selection of hotels, hostels, restaurants, bars and shopping.

Staying here you'll definitely be closer to the action and some places will be noisier so it's not for all travelers. But around the edges also cluster some quiet and beautiful spots.

There isn't much of a swimming beach in town itself, most head north to Playa Negra or south to one of the many options, but advanced surfers can be found on the Salsa Brava reef just off of downtown.

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Automotive

Danny's Garage and Car Wash

Car wash, Wheel Alignments, Tire Repair, Oil Change, Battery Repair, welding etc.
 +506 2750-0185 or 8879-5202
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Clothing

Reggaeland

CDs, Clothing and Accessories
 2750 2096
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Community Organizations

Casa de la Cultura

Community hall used for various events. Public high school for Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0883
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Alcoholics Anonymous

Meet at Multi-Centro Building, Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 1 pm. Also Saturday's at 9 am on the beach in front of Banana Azul Hotel. Call Eddie at 2750-0080 or Colin at 2750-2035
 +506 2750-0080
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Catholic Church

Small catholic church
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Police and Medical Services

Caribe Dental

Qualified dentist who can offer implants, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, endodontic care, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and more.
 +506 8819-9975
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Clínica de Especialidades Médicas San Gabriel

Full service private medical clinic with a variety of services including 24 hour emergency care, pharmacy, pediatrics, gynecology, and general medical services. Replaces the previous Sunimedica clinic.
 2750 0848
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Dental Health

Family-oriented dental practice who can take care of your everyday dental needs, including fillings and teeth cleanings, oral rehabilitation and dental implants.
 +506 2750-0558
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Laboratory Bioclinic

Only place in town to have blood tests and more.
 +506 2750 0450
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Veterinary Clinic

Doctors Arroyo and Solano. Open M-F plus Saturday mornings.
 2756 8306
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Financial Services: Banks, etc

Banco Nacional

Open Mon - Fri till 4pm. ATM open 6 am - 10 pm (closed at night for security reasons)
 +506 2212 2000
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Bank of Costa Rica (BCR)

ATM accepts cards with Visa symbol, cashes travellers checks, does foreign exchange and full bank services. Open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm. ATM open 6 am - 10 pm (closed overnight for security reasons).
 +506 2750-0707
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Hostels

Casa Dolce Vita

A small, clean affordable hotel with rooms and cabinas with shared and private baths. Owned by a Italian couple.
 +506 2750-0207
 Average room rate: $30
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Hotel Puerto Viejo

The first hotel in Puerto Viejo. Basic rooms and dorms, some with A/C.
 +506 2750 0620
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La Ruka Hostel

Offers dorm rooms and private rooms. Also offers bike rentals, surf board rentals, wifi and a communal kitchen. Located just outside of downtown Puerto Viejo, where the jungle meets the road.
 +506 2750 0617
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Pagalu Hostel

Dorm beds and rooms centrally located
 27501930
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 Average room rate: $22
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Rocking J's

Hostel with a variety of private rooms, dorms, hammocks and tents. Good Vibes restaurant and bar on site.
 2750-0665, 2750-0657
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Selina Hostel

Hostel with dorms and private rooms. Hot showers, breakfast buffet, common kitchen, free activities. Part of a chain with various locations in Costa Rica, Panama and throughout Latin America.
 +506 8654 3345
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The Lion Fish Hostel

Hostel, bar and restaurant. In the space formerly occupied by Sunrise Backpacker's Hostel.
 2750 2143
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Vista Verde

Friendly Budget accomodation in Puerto Viejo. Private or shared rooms with common kitchen.
 8553 0193
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Hotels

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCabinas Guarana
 www.hotelguarana.com

12 rooms artfully decorated. Warm hospitality. Tropical garden … a piece of paradise 200 m. from the beach. Safe and private and a lush, tropical garden refreshes the environment and view with all of its fantastic flowers and tones of green. Rooms all come with private bathroom, fan, mosquito net and a safe. They are cheerfully designed and painted in fun Caribbean colors.
 +506 2750-0244
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCabinas Los Almendros
 cabinaslosalmendros.com

Located in heart of Puerto Viejo, one of the few places with Air Conditioning. Satellite TV and Suites/Apartments with Kitchenettes also available. Great for families. Parking.
 +506 2750-0235, 2750-0246, fax 2750-2112
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCoco Loco Lodge
 www.cocolocolodge.com

Caribbean style bungalows in tropical garden just 150m from beach, in the midst of tropical vegetation. 4 acre property with beautifully planted garden, surrounded by giant trees. 6 comfortable, different sized bungalows, which offer space for 1 - 4 persons, some with kitchens. 4 rooms , 2 with A/C for 1-4 persons. And 3 private houses with kitchen and A/C for up to 6 persons.
 +506 2750-0281
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksLizard King Hotel and Restaurant
 www.lizardkingresort.com

Located just a 5-minute walk from the heart of Puerto Viejo, Lizard King is known for their hospitable staff, comfortable and clean rooms air conditioned rooms, swimming pool and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 2750 0614
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksSueño Grande Bed and Breakfast
 www.suenogrande.com

An all suite B&B in the heart of Puerto Viejo. 2 blocks from the sea. With private courtyard, pool, Wi-fi AC, kitchenettes, organic amenities and continental breakfast.
 +506 8500-8612
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Aiyana Lodge

Colorful apartments, with either 1 or 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, Satellite TV, Safe, free Wi-Fi, fan, mosquito net and hot water. A beautiful garden with many flowers, different fruit trees and a pool with waterslide. Bike rental. Situated 200m from the beach, 5 min walk to town.
 +506 2750 0436
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Blue Conga Hotel

Tranquil, Caribbean style 10 Room boutique hotel located in a convenient quiet area on the edge of town.
 +506 2750 0681
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Bungalows Calalú

Bungalows surrounded by a tropical garden with exotic flowers, pool offering a beach-like entrance, a waterfall. All the bungalows are equipped for your comfort with large verandas, with or without kitchen, screened windows, fan, and private bathroom with hot water.
 +506 2750 0042
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Cabinas Grant

11 Cabinas with private bathroom, fan & parking lot located in the same building as Adobe Rent a Car on the main street.
 +506 2750 0292
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Cabinas Lika

Large clean and new rooms. Economical.
 +506 2750 0209
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Cabinas Monte Sol

Lovely and clean rooms, bungalow and Jungle house in a relaxed atmosphere. Just 200 meters from the sea at the south end of Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0098
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Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge

Eight wonderfully unique cottages, refreshing dipping pool, ocean views and breezes overlooking Playa Negra and Salsa Brava beaches.
 +506 2750 0001
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Escape Caribeño

14 bungalows located in front of Salsa Brava. Some have AC.
 +506 2750-0103
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 Average room rate: $75
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Exotica Lodge

Hotel with garden rooms, terraces with hammocks. Private baths with shower.
 +506 2750 0542
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Hidden Garden Wellness Center

Eco-friendly Lodging, Organic Jungle Garden and Holistic Health Services located in the majestic rainforest behind Puerto Viejo. Offers wellness services such as health counseling, therapeutic bodywork and botanical therapies. Accommodation choices include rooms, suites or the whole center for your specialized retreat. Healthy meals available upon request. Educational activities such as Yoga, Medicine Garden Tour and Traditional Local Ancestral Medicine. Individualized attention in a tranquil environment.
 +506 8340-8889
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Hotel Boutique Indalo

Stylish boutique hotel located centrally in Puerto Viejo. Run by a family from Spain.
 +506 2750 0826, 8588 7880
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Hotel Los Sueños

Small and quiet place
 +506 2750 0369
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Hotel Pura Vida

In a quiet location on the edge of Puerto Viejo, only a short jaunt to both the beaches and the center of town. Ten large, light-filled and airy rooms, some with private baths and some with shared facilities. All of the rooms have sinks, reading lights, mosquito nets, and fans. Fresh towels, sheets, and daily room cleaning are part of the regular service.
 +506 2750-0002
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 Average room rate: $35
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Jacaranda Hotel and Jungle Garden

14 rooms and bungalows within a private garden. Rooms with private or shared baths, fans, hammocks, mosquito nets, private parking, laundry service, security box, yoga, massage, baggage storage & access to Direct TV.
 +506 2750-0069
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Sea Tower Hotel

Ten room hotel centrally located. The rooms come with a fan and bed linen. The private bathrooms come with a shower. Hotel facilities include a garden, a terrace and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and laundry facilities. Free parking and WiFi in all areas are available.
 2756 8414
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The Lotus Garden

12 rooms and suites. Swimming pool. On site restaurant and bookstore.
 2750-0232
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Veronica's Place

Offers a peaceful environment to travelers seeking a purposeful visit to Puerto Viejo. Besides a relaxed atmosphere 100m away from the main road, Veronica offers classes in healthy vegetarian and vegan cooking, medicinal plants, and retreats that combine cultural education with community service.
 2750 0132, 8918-3238
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Landmarks, Beaches

Salsa Brava

The reef right in front of Puerto Viejo is the spot for more advanced surfers. Surfline says: Salsa Brava loosely translated means "angry sauce", and if that ain't a groovy little metaphor, nothing is. It called Costa Rica's heaviest and best wave, and believe it: pound for pound, it's as intense as any coral reef double-up right tube in the world.
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Liquor Stores

Mane Liquor Store

Hard liquor, beer including cases of beer in refillable bottles (supermarket sells cans)
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Spas, Hair, Massage, Yoga

Luminessence
 luminessencecr.com

Natural handmade cosmetics at its best.
Proudly made in Costa Rica.
Visit them at the Puerto Viejo Saturday market from 6am to 12pm.
 8898-5047 / 8330-5890
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Bliss Massage Center

Thai massage,Cranal Sacral,Deep Tissue, swedish, sports Massage, couple Massage,workshops
 +506 2756-8224
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Pure Jungle Spa

Your experience begins with a foot soak in an aromatic infusion of flowers and botanicals while sipping on their signature jungle elixir. Massage treatments incorporate tropical oils and are accented by exotic scents while listening to the relaxing rhythms of birds and other jungle animals. Afterwards they treat you to enjoy a cup of herbal tea, fresh coconut water from a young coconut or a piece of organic chocolate. Treatments incorporate all fresh, natural ingredients hand-mixed at the time of the appointment.
 +506 2756 8413
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Vettiver Spa

Full service day spa facials, peeling, full body wraps, weight loss treatments, ultra cavitation, radio frequency, anti aging treatments, waxing & massages.
 2750 0269
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Zion Arts Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage

Thai massage, yoga teacher and raw foods
 8445 6026
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Pharmacies

Pharmacy Amiga

Prescriptions and the coolest A/C in town.
 2750-0698
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Puerto Viejo Pharmacy

Pharmacy and sundries. Phone cards and GSM cell phone sim cards.
 2750.2109
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Real Estate

Century 21 Caribe

Real estate office. Also offering construction, environmental consulting, architecture, insurance and legal services.
 +506 2750 0602
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Puerto Viejo Rents

Agency offering vacation rentals. Also offers services to property managers and investors to manage and market rental properties.
 8917 3096
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Restaurants & Bars

Puerto Viejo Top PicksKOKi Beach
 kokibeach.blogspot.ca

Beach front Bar and Restaurant. Latin Fusion food. Overlooks street and beach. Great for people watching. Open daily for dinner 5-11 pm. Winner of a national award for improving the quality of life in Costa Rica for their contributions to the environment and community.
 +506 2750 0902
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Amimodo

Italian and fusion cuisine in front of Salsa Brava surf spot
 +506 2750 0257
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Bread and Chocolate

Bakery, Café, Desserts
 +506 2750-0723
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Cafe Fresco

Fresh, local produce prepared from scratch in the kitchen. Lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Fresh bowls and smoothies and handmade naan bread sandwiches. Open 10 - 6pm Tuesday - Sunday. Located at the Lotus Garden Hotel.
 +506 2750 0232
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Cafe Rico

Coffee, light meals, breakfast. Also, bikes, snorkels and laundry.
 +506 2750 0510
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Cafe Viejo

Upscale Italian in an open air setting right in the center of Puerto Viejo
 +506 2750-0817
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Chile Rojo

Thai and asian fusion restaurant. Open noon to 10:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
 +506 2750 0025
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Como En Mi Casa Art Cafe

Espresso drinks, desserts, breakfast, sandwiches, salads. Open 7am to 4pm daily.
 +506 6069 6319, 6069 6337
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De Gustibus Bakery

Serving coffee, breakfast and lunch (baked goods and sandwiches). Breads, croissants, cakes and pastries... eat in and to go
 +506 2756 8397
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DreadNut Coffee

Little coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch and baked goods. Also the Manifesto store selling hand painted clothing and artifacts.
 +506 8840 5247
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EZ Times

Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Live Music, on the beach, best place to relax, enjoy cocktails 2x1 daily 5pm-7pm. Fresh food, no microwaves, wood oven pizza. New menu daily.
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Flip Flop Restaurant

Restaurant with varied menu including asian curries, pasta, fajitas. Daily specials. Puerto Viejo Center, across from Multicentro. Open 12 noon - 10 pm daily.
 +506 2750 2031
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Gecko Cafe and Grill

Restaurant from Limon which recently opened a branch in Puerto Viejo. Upstairs above Adobe Rent a car.
 8511 3736, 2758 1558
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Gelateria DEE-Lite

Italian ice cream and espresso, open 10 to 20:30 everyday. Beachfront terrace.
 +506 8429 1667
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Hot Rocks

Food, cold drinks & live music. All right in the center of town. Wifi. Tables are wired with charging stations. Bilingual staff: English and Spanish.
 +506 8708 3183
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Johnny's Place

Beachfront bar which has been a fixture of the Puerto Viejo scene for many years. Serves food as well.
 +506 2750 0200
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La Cleta Veggie Bar

Vegan restaurant and bar. Hosts live music and other events. Located at Hotel Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0620
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La Esquina Boruca Pizzeria

Pizza for delivery, take out and eat in.
 +506 2750 0180
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La Parada Cafeteria

Cafe and restaurant at the main Puerto Viejo bus stop where you can get coffee, snacks, batidos or a meal while waiting for your bus.
 +506 2750 0558
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Lazlo's Catch of the Day

Fresh Seafood, casual outdoor seating
 +506 2750 0628, 8730 6185
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Lazy Mon Beach Bar

Beach bar with sports and music. Offering cocktails such as the Tica Rita or Coco Loco to appetizers, handmade burgers, sandwiches and salads. Music is what makes The Lazy Mon go round. Offers live music with an incredible sunset view every day from 5-7 and music 5 nights a week. You can also play pool, ping pong or watch live sporting events on 1 of the 4 TV's. Food is served from 1pm to 10pm Monday through Saturday, and until 9pm on Sundays. 2x1 cocktails during happy hour from 4-7 pm every day.
 2750-0016
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Lidia's Place

Casual Caribbean style "Soda" restaurant
 +506 2750 0598
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Madre Tierra

Cocktails, restaurant and bar. Variety of food including Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Fusion and Vegetarian.
 +506 2750 2083
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Mamma Mia Pizza

Authentic Thin crust Italian Pizza. Does delivery for extra charge.
 8547 5878
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Mango Sunset

A long time Puerto Viejo favorite where you'll often find the crowd late nights. Mango Sunset is open late often with live music playing Reggae, Latin, Salsa or Rock. Full restaurant menu earlier as well.
 8757 8356
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Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill

Restaurant specializing in fresh seafood. Open noon-10pm daily except Thursday.
 +506 8312 2619
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Outback Jacks

Restaurant and bar with an Australian theme. The food served consists of barbecued steaks, ribs, chicken wings, Aussie burgers and fries, sauteed vegetables, roasted potatoes, salads, homemade sauces and soups, fresh sea food, whole fried red snappers, crab cakes and local dishes. A variety of cocktails are also served.
 8471 2622
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Pan Pay

Bakery and Restaurant
 2750 0081
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Restaurant Café Kire

Restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta and salads. Wednesday is all you can eat pizza night. Also rents bungalows.
 2750 3020
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Restaurante Bar Tamara

Upstairs is a quaint little local style bar. Downstairs is the restaurant. Bar is ideal for people looking for a comfortable place where locals drink. In the bar, food is also available from restaurant downstairs.
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Restaurante Nema

Restaurant specializing in Caribbean food and especially seafood
 2750-0085
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Sel y Sucre

Creperie & Fruits Bar. Savory and desert crepese.
 2750-0636
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Soda Ghetto Girl One Love

Authentic Caribbean food cooked fresh.
 2750 0637
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Soda Miss Sam

Local casual restaurant serving Caribbean specialities
 2750 0108
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Soda Taito

Local Caribbean-style "soda" (casual restaurant)
 2750 0348
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Stashu's Con Fusion

Caribbean Fusion Food with Live Music. (Formerly known as Loco Natural)
 2750-0530
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Schools

Instituto Profesional de Educacion Daza

Personalized Spanish Classes.
 +506 2238 3608
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Ñ Spanish Teachers

A group of qualified, independent teachers, operating in the whole Puerto Viejo area, offers Spanish Classes in the quiet and comfort of your Caribbean residence. Spanish Courses for all levels. Private or group lessons. Choose between 4 different Spanish Programs the one fits you best.
 7286 5336
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Spanish by the Sea

Offering Spanish classes and accommodations in a tropical setting and a relaxed atmosphere. Private and group classes. Accommodation options include hostel beds, private rooms and homestay
 2750 2082, 8635 0652
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TKD Caribe

Taekwondo & self defense lessons in Puerto Viejo Multi Centro, for children and adults, wednesday and Friday from 4.00 p.m. up to 7.00 p.m. Teacher : Roberto Alemán, black belt, first dan of taekwondo
 8805 1273
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Miscellaneous Services

Correos de CR

Post office. Mail your letters and parcels here.
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Gallo Bicycles

One of the larger bike rental places in town. Also does bike repairs.
 8641-4314
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Laundry

Drop-off Laundry Service, using bio-degradable soap. Drop off here or at Café Rico.
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Puerto Viejo Multicentro

Multi-use building which houses several offices, community organizations and has a meeting room which can be rented for events.
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Swells Surf Shop

Surf classes, board and equipment sales.
 8356 9947
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Souvenirs, Crafts & Gifts

Mercado de Arte y Artesania

Art & Craft Market with all products made by local artisans and artists. Entrance to the right of the Casa de la Cultura. Open Friday to Sunday from 3 pm to 8 pm.
 +506 8892 0847
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Lulu Berlu

Arts, Crafts and Gifts. Many locally made.
 2750 0394
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Tienda del Mar

Gifts, souvenirs, clothing, art.
 +506 2750 0762
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Supermarkets and Other Groceries

Farmers' Market

Weekly farmers' market of local produce and other products held every Saturday morning. Come early for the best selection!
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Carnes Don Hugo

Butcher shop
 +506 8346.4298
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El Diamante

Supermarket with a particularly large selection of beer and liquor.
 +506 2750-0116
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Mariscos Mopri

Puerto Viejos only fresh fish market. Fish is brought in daily from Limon. All types of Fish, Shrimp, Mussels, Lobster etc. Casual restaurant serving seafood dishes.
 8346-2663
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Mega Super

Large chain supermarket newly open in Puerto Viejo.
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Old Harbour Supermarket

The largest of the supermarkets in Puerto Viejo
 2750-1908
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Pulpería Manuel Leon

Old-style Costa Rican grocery and supplies
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Tours and Activities

Puerto Viejo Top PicksWahoo Fishing and Tours
 wahoofishingtours.com

Spend a day on the Wahoo boat and you'll experience more than a day of fishing, snorkeling or dolphin watching. Fish the near and offshore reefs, experience the thrill of bringing in a fish on a traditional handline or rely on the high quality Shimano equipment provided. In calm seas, free dive with Capitan Pino as he shows you how to find the elusive (and delicious) spiny lobster. Half and full day tours available—they can design the best option for you, combining fishing, snorkeling and sightseeing. The boat is comfortably equipped with all fishing, snorkeling and safety equipment & they provide an ample cooler of healthy snacks.
 8601 5294
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Green Water SUP Tours

Tour company combining the popular sport of stand-up paddle boarding while exploring the Southern Caribbean and its natural beauty. They offer paddle boarding tours and lessons on the Caribbean Sea and nearby rivers. Lessons, tours down the river or surfing fun point breaks. Boasting kilometers of beautiful rivers, protected bays and surf points, the Southern Caribbean really is the perfect location to try Stand-Up Paddle Boarding.
 +506 8844 4432, 2759 9191
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Surf Rentals and Tours

Has the largest fleet of Bikes & Scooters in Puerto Viejo, all protected by a roadside assistance program. In addition they book the Bocas shuttle and off the beaten path custom tours.
 2750 1909
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Terraventuras

Well established and certified tour agency in Puerto Viejo since 1998. Providing tours with a dynamic team of experienced local guides who will make your tours interesting, enriching and with great fun. Adventure tours such as canopying, ATV safari, Canyoning, Horseback riding. Animal watching tours such as snorkeling, bird watching and hiking in a national park. Cultural tours such as Misha Yorkin, Mishka Kapuk Yorkin, Indian reserve, Sloth hospital and Jaguar Rescue centre. They also provide trips to Panama: Bocas del Toro and Panama city. As well as transportation for all over the country.
 2750 0750
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Transportation

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCaribe Shuttle
 www.caribeshuttle.com

Semi-private shuttle service to many destinations in Costa Rica. Services to/from Puerto Viejo include Bocas del Toro, San Jose and Arenal. Packages for Bocas and Puerto Viejo are also available. Wifi now available on select shuttles!
 +506 2750-0626
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Adobe Rent a Car

Car rentals. One way rentals available from locations throughout Costa Rica with pickup or return in Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0715
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Alamo Enterprise Car Rental

Car rentals
 +506 2242 7878
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Main Bus Stop

San José and local buses stop here. The bus ticket office for Mepe and Interbus is also located directly opposite. Check the Bus Transport page for schedules. Please keep a close watch on your bags while you're here.
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Travel Agencies: Tour Sales, Transport, Hotel Reservations

Puerto Viejo Top PicksGecko Trail Costa Rica
 www.geckotrail.com

Offering a full selection of local tours, they can arrange rafting, canopy, snorkeling, wildlife watching and many more activities. To get around Costa Rica, they are happy to arrange a private van or shared shuttle for you. And can reserve hotels and vacation rentals that fit your needs and are stylish and unique. They work Costa Rica wide and in Panama and Nicaragua and can arrange your entire trip to any of these countries. All their packages can be tailored just for you.
 +506 2756 8159 (or from USA +1 415 230-0298)
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ATEC
 www.ateccr.org

ATEC is Puerto Viejo’s original eco-tourism provider. They work to help visitors find fun ecologically and socially responsible activities to entertain themselves while in Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica. Also Internet Cafe & Gift Shop.
 +506 2750-0191, 2750-0398
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Vacation Rentals

Casa Z
 www.CasaZorro.com

Spacious house provides you with two nicely appointed bedrooms, each with a private bath. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes, utensils, and cookware that you need to prepare anything from a simple breakfast to a gourmet dinner. The living room is large and comfortable with flat screen TV, DVD, satellite, and stereo. Free local telephone service and high speed wifi are included. $100 per night with generous discounts on weekly and monthly rentals.
 US Phone +1 563 594 4020
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 Average room rate: $100
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Cabins Mor Solutions

Located in puerto viejo center. They have cabins with 2 beds, TV cable, bathroom and security box for each cabin. Also parking and security 24/7.
 +506 2750-0145
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Casa Luna Apartment

Located close to town and just 250m to the beach in a natural setting but at the same time safe due to the presence of other residences nearby. You do not need a car to get around. A bicycle will do! The house is a recent concrete construction with wooden details. Big windows allow you to open up the space towards the lush vegetation of the surroundings. The downstairs has a big living room, an open kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom. A wide staircase leads you to the second floor where you'll find a third sleeping area and the second bathroom with shower.
 +506 8705 5752
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Casa Magnolia

Centrally located accommodations in a quiet corner of Puerto Viejo within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the beach. Two bedroom caribbean style house with front porch and outdoor garden dining area. The property also has a separate building with additional four bedrooms of which two have their own shower and bath and two have shared. Free WIFI and private parking.
 +506 8509 2550, 8432 0641
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Julio from The United States Via Panama
Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, Limon-South Caribbean side

In response to what I keep reading about this area, I feel everyone has their own opinion or circumstances that forms them. I was born In Panamá, and have family with property in this area for generations. We have been victims of the shortcuts that some use to get ahead such as being robbed in broad daylight in San José while the authorities looked on as if nothing happened. However, I know that this kind of things happens there more than other areas. Just like the Lion knows where to hunt, these people that do this prey on folks who walk right into their hunting ground. Although being born in this area of the world, and living in the big apple for years, I can honestly say that crime is everywhere, and you just hope you never have to go through something like this, but due to the noted conditions you should know that your chances are higher there. Everyone knows that where there's poverty there's higher cases of crime, and it doesn't take a genius to figure this out. However, due to the long struggles of the Caribbean people and their ancestors, you can see how much progress has been made on the long run, and this is not going unnoticed because you can see that tourist still come from all over the world as I will continue too. Most people go to visit an area that left a shining light inside them for ever. I just happened to be born with it, and I hope that most of you that visit Puerto Viejo and its vicinity to really enjoy the best it has to offer,for it really has a lot. Just note that this area someday will be in your heart if its what you're looking for.

May 31, 2013

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Cyrus from Virginia
Catering/live music for wedding?

I'm having my wedding outside Manzanillo in May and want some local fare for one dinner and some live music for a few hours where we're staying. Any suggestions? Laid back casual event.

December 02, 2011

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Melissa from New York, USA
Church in Puerto Viegjo

Next Easter (April 8th) I will be taking a student group to Costa Rica... our first few days involve a sea turtle project in Gandoca. Does anyone know if that is within walking distance of the town? Also, I know there is a church... any chance of them having a website? Thanks

March 28, 2011

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Doug Dosdall from Puerto Viejo

Several churches in town but definitely no websites that I'm aware of. They're pretty low tech places! Gandoca is quite a distance from Puerto Viejo, over an hour by jeep. You'll need an experienced local driver to get you there. Unless you meant is the project close the village of Gandoca to which I believe the answer is yes.

March 28, 2011

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Mary Frances leMat from Sperryville, VA USA
Catholic Church

Is there a Catholic Church in Puerto Viejo?

September 01, 2012

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Rumana Akter from Dhaka
Monthly Flower Delivery

There are innumerable florist services that are offered online, which cater for same day flowers delivery to help customers convey their messages through a subtle and uniquely satisfying manner.

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September 02, 2010

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marcia rojas from costa rica
la verdadera magia

He estado en puerto viejo muchas veces en diferentes epocas del la año... he visto los indicios del progreso , la enfermedad del los corales , la amistad y el calor del loca.... conosco lo bueno , lo mejor y lo malo de la zona y solo puedo decir que es admirable el coraje de los seres humanos que constituyen esta comunidad nacionales y extranjeros que se enfrentan al exilio sutil, a migajas de proyectos sociales y la amenaza de una extincion gradual de sus tesoros naturales y cultura , autonomia e independencia son virtudes que han adquirido gracias a los estigmas sociales impuestos en la epoca de la colonia de la colonia creadas en un ambiente xenofobico e inquisidor , desgraciadamente la mente de algunos costarricenses y en especial el gobierno de nuestro pais aun practica ,admirables son todos aquellos que aun con los estigmas sociales y el olvido colectivo viven ,cuidan ,sacrifican y creen que en verdad lo mejor de Limon es su gente y los que no solo se quejan y critican la inseguridad y el atraso sino queselevantan cada dia a trabajar para crear un mejor Limon.

April 18, 2010

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Jim MacDougall from Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Tragically conflicted village. At once a very beautiful place and also a very violent place to live or visit. The local hotel owners won't tell you the truth about this but I have lived there for many years.

April 02, 2010

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Colin Brownlee from Puerto Viejo

I have not lived here as long as you have, but I have been long enough to be well aware of the problems of the local community and Costa Rica as a whole.

As for it being "conflicted"... I agree. But I see us as the foreigners with another culture and resources that locals clearly don't have as contributing to a large part of the "conflict".

In saying that, I am not sure what the answer is. I can see where locals want the same standard of living we enjoy and since accomplishing that is virtually impossible on a local level, some will justify "shortcuts" to try and attain many of the things we take for granted.

It has been my observation that many expats that have been here for a long time... I see many are disillusioned by the changes and development in the community and perceive the hotels and owners as the ones to blame because the price of beer has went up and they are looking for greener pastures because they can no longer afford to live there.

The same story happens anywhere you look where capitalism is the order of the day (that would be most of the world). Do I like it? Not really. But it's the system and even if I had a better idea I am too tired try and change it and don't feel being a foreigner here in Costa Rica it is my place to do so.

I was invited by Costa Rican Government through residency program to finance and build a business that would generate tourist dollars and hire local people. It is sad that you don't see that as a contribution to the community and instead that you would suggest that we were being dishonest to people.

I hope you find paradise.

April 03, 2010

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Rob Panick from Puerto Viejo y Loco
violent

So Colin, do the "shortcuts" you refer to mean taxi drivers setting up and robbing expats after chopping them in the head with a machete?
Don't try to blame local expat stratification with the price of a damn beer. The local scene here is dominated by lowlifes that refuse to work, base their whole future plans on knocking up a foreigner and taking her for all she has, and stealing whatever they need along the way.
Stop trying to bull$h!t people in the name of keeping customer coming in.

May 29, 2010

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Shirley
Puerto Viejo

Hi, what is the violent part of PV? Do you know the bookstore "Echo Books?" What is it like to live and work there? How dangerous is it?

September 29, 2010

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koki beach from puerto viejo
Puerto Viejo

Shirley,
Puerto Viejo is no more dangerous than any other beach town in Costa Rica and certainly much less dangerous then San Jose. Using common sense will keep you out of most trouble. Use cabs at night, don't bring valuables to the beach and do you ATM visits during the day and you will be fine

October 17, 2010

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Jon Foster from California

The caribbean side is too wet and difficult to get around. Try the Montezuma area on the Pacific coast, its a lot more fun and its safer.

March 12, 2010

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marianna

i'll be in puerto viejo next week (sept 09). what can i expect in terms of WEATHER?

September 15, 2009

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Ryan from North Dakota

We will be visiting Purto Viejo in August and were just wondering if anyone knows of a Catholic Church in or near Puerto Viejo. Thank you very much for your response.

July 28, 2009

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Colin from Playa Negra

Catholic Church is just down past bus stop in middle of town.

July 29, 2009

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Brenda Evans from Larkspur, Colorado

Comming to Puerto Viejo the end of August 09, has anyone stayed at La Costa de Papito. Have not seen any comments. Also can anyone tell me about these biting flies I have read about. Are they seasonal? Thanks. Lookin forward to trip.

July 15, 2009

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Janice Campbell from Costa Rica

The only biting flies that I know about are not a fly but a flea! They are at the beach only and if you spray Off on your legs no worry, and they are seasonal and this is the season

August 19, 2009

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