There are a wide variety of services available in the area.

Tours, Real Estate, Massage, Medical services...There's probably someone here to help you with whatever you need!

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Puerto Viejo is no longer the sleepy place where you had to go to Limon or San Jose to get something done. There are many services offered right in town from financial services to yoga, from real estate to dentistry, from transport to massage. And of course there are tour operators offering a big variety of unforgetable adventures.

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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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Hone Creek Gas Station

Only full service gas station for miles.
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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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Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Caribe Sur

Non-profit organization that promotes sustainable tourism and businesses in the South Caribbean.
 +506 2750 3117
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El Puente-The Bridge
 www.elpuente-thebridge.org

The Bridge provides educational assistance, food assistance, and microloans mainly to indigenous people in the southeastern part of Costa Rica. Our goal is to help people help themselves to self-sufficiency.
 +506 2750-0524
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Puerto Viejo Dog Relief Program
 www.pvdogs9.com

An animal relief effort working in the area of Puerto Viejo. They do mostly dog relief but we do some cats as well. Their Mission is to bring relief to the area stray domestic animal population as well as population control through the humane method of spaying and neutering. We are seeking volunteers to assist with our relief effort and may be able to offer accommodations. The map location shown is the approximate location of free lodging for volunteers. You must be a tourist interested in dogs.
 8534 8067
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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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Hone Creek Clinic

Nearest Public Clinic to Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2756-8022, 2756-8024
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Laboratorio Bioclinic

Only place in town to have blood tests and more.
 +506 2750 0450
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Local Police Station

The police in Costa Rica are responsible for enforcing the peace and responding to active crimes. The OIJ with taking crime reports and investigating. See the safety page for more information.
 2750-0230
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Tourist Police

New office of the tourist police (opened fall 2013) with 36 officers that can assist tourists. Look for the officers in their white shirts patrolling the area.
 2750 0452
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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 de Costa Rica Cahuita

Cahuita Branch of BCR with ATM, money exchange and banking services.
 +506 2211 1111
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Banco de Costa Rica Puerto Viejo

ATM accepts cards with Visa symbol, cashes travellers checks, does foreign exchange and full bank services. Open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm.
 +506 2750-0707
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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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Spas, Hair, Massage, Yoga

Indulgence Spa
 indulgencespa-salon...

Massage, facials, skin treatments, hair salon. All using local and natural products.
 +506 2750 0536, 8887 9417
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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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Celia's Beauty Shop

Traditional Caribbean style trensas/braids, corn rows and extensiones/extensions. Also does manicure & pedicure.
 +506 8913 3472
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Jhosmar Gym

Work out, spinning, free weight
 +506 2750 3006
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Manu Yoga Village

Located in Playa Cocles. Look for the tall wooden sign and follow the arrows. Offering yoga classes, meditation, massages, nutrition workshops and saunas. Yoga students and teachers can also choose to stay in one of their bungalows.
 8326 7048
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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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Serenity South

Tup and Ro offer Massage, Yoga, Shamanic rites, Belvaspata healing and Tarot reading.
 8301-2991
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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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Schools

Caribe Azul Centro de Aprendizaje Independiente

An independent learning center for children and adults. They are pioneers, participating in the creation of a new world, transforming and re-creating themselves continuously. Their purpose is to create a high frequency learning center in which education enables the children and adults involved to re-connect with their true essence.
 +506 2756 8325
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Carisur Spanish School

School, accommodation (cabina) and tours
 +506 6092 8700
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Centro Educativo Playa Chiquita Punta Uva

Private school offering classes for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 (ages 3.5 to 12). Classes in Spanish following Costa Rican curriculum. See the education page for more info.
 +506 2750 0754, 8339 4983
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Escuela y Colegio Complementaria Cahuita

The Cahuita Complementary School & college is an integrated preparatory school and college, duly recognized by the Ministry of Public Education.
 +506 2755 0129
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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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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

Laundry Good Price

Laundry, drop off service only, no self-service.
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Lavandería Elso

Drop off laundry service
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Lavandería La Estrella

Laundry, drop off service only, no self-service.
 +506 8719 5961
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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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Tours and Activities

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCaribe Fun Tours
 www.caribefuntours.com

Full service in-country travel assistance provider based in Puerto Viejo with a satellite provider in the capital San Jose with plans to open in other exciting destinations all over Costa Rica. Their goal is to offer the best possible vacation experience to all clients, including the LGBT community. Whether their clients are looking for tours, transports, hotels or full multi day vacation packages they are there to assist them every step of the way.
 +506 2756 8118
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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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Jaguar Rescue Center
 jaguarrescue.foundation

Centre to rehabilitate mistreated, injured and/or confiscated animals, which are then reintroduced to their natural habitat in protected areas. Visitors have direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, etc. You can also observe all the venomous snakes of Costa Rica which are housed in terrariums imitating their natural habitat. By visiting the Jaguar Centre, your donation will go directly to caring for our rainforest guests. Guided visits are from Mon to Sat at 09.30 am and 11.30 am. Closed on Sun. To arrange a visit please call: 2750 0710. Entrance fee: US$18 (Colones 9,500).
 +506 2750 0710
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The Ara Project
 thearaproject.org

Dedicated to conservation of Costa Rica’s two native species of macaws: the endangered Great Green Macaw and Scarlet Macaw. The Manzanillo site is dedicated to the reintroduction of Great Greens that had been become virtually extinct in the South Caribbean region. When you visit the sites you are directly supporting conservation of macaws in Costa Rica. You will also have a unique experience coming up close to these incredible creatures. Visitation is daily from 3:00pm to 4:30pm with prior reservation only by telephone or email manzanillo@thearaproject.org
 8971-1436
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Aiko-logi Tours

Aiko is a private 330 acre nature reserve near the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is nestled in the first ridge of the Talamanca mountains close to the border to Panama. The beach villages of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita are just 20 minutes away, but Aiko is the perfect place to get away from it all. They invite you to visit this untouched ecosystem! The basecamp is built only of natural materials and can be rented on a nightly basis.
 +506 2750 2084, 8997 6869
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Cacao Trails

Chocolate Tour and Caribbean & Indigenous Chocolate Museum & Factory: Old cacao plantations, machines and objects, photographs and cacao history. Indian style, organic chocolate factory. Botanical Gardens, Boat tour down the Carbon River.Restaurant and swimming pool facilities.
 +506 2756 8186 / 8875 3924
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Caribe Horse Riding Club

High quality horseback riding. More than 30 years of professional experience. The healthy and sweet horses were rescued and now they live a second life surrounded by love and attention. Provides full service high quality rides, with all the safety possible, on the beach, in the jungle or both, with a professional local guide. Adults and Children, all levels are welcome. English, Spanish, Italian, Polish spoken.
 +506 8705 4250
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Centro Ashé Herbal Education Center

Community based education center is in the heart of Manzanillo. The center hosts workshops, groups, apprentices, plant walks, and serves the community with herbal wellness consultations as well as custom herbal formulas. The educational programs highlight the local plant people, farmers, herbalists, healers, seedsavers, the keepers of this knowledge and culture, those who are helping it to continue on and to thrive into the future. The programs support first and foremost the local economy. Also rents a cabina just one block to the beach.
 +506 8366 2873
 Average room rate: $50
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Finca La Isla Botanical Garden

See frogs, birds & flowers. Smell tropical flora and spices. Taste natural chocolate & fruits in a nature park setting. Garden has been in cultivation for more than 20 years.
 +506 8829 4229
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Finca Tierra

Food forest, organic gardens, tours & farm to table ecolodge. Also rents cabins.
 +506 8390-8348
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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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La Ceiba Nature Reserve

42 Ha (104 acre) tropical rainforest reserve within the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. The purpose of the reserve is conservation to prevent these forests from disappearing with all the biological wealth they contain. The reserve is financed solely from the owner's resources and the revenue generated by visitors and researchers who visit. Offers overnight accommodation as well as tours.
 +506 2750 0710
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Nature Observatorio

Treehouse suspended 25 metres above the ground. Acomodates 4 people or day visits. Cold shower and dry eco toilet. Enjoy a walk through the Primary forest, climb the tree and relax with the spectacular view of nature around.
 8628 2663
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Sloth Sanctuary

Sanctuary for orphaned and injured sloths. Informational tours where you can learn about their work and see the sloths including the famous "Buttercup" who has been with them since 1992. Rehabilitated animals are returned to the wild whenever possible. They also offer rooms at the Buttercup Inn which is reserved for guests who take the Insider's Tour. Closed Mondays.
 2750 0775
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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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The Chocolate Forest Experience

By CariBeans. Not just another chocolate tour. Guests learn the ecology of the cacao forest, taste European style fine chocolate and experience the chocolate creation lab where the cocoa bean becomes chocolate.
 8836 8930
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The Prancing Pony

Created to give you the chance to experience the joy of riding horses on the beach. Whatever your age, background or level of experience, everybody is welcome! They have more than 30 years of experience and worked in different countries including dressage; showjumping; archery on horseback, bareback riding and cross country. Tours can be booked in English, Spanish, German and Swedish. Next right turn after Shawandha Lodge behind equilibrio eatery/bar.
 8335 9506, 8475 6087
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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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Ciclo Deportivo Puerto Viejo

Bicycle sales, accessories, repairs and rentals. Wider selection of bike rentals than most places in town.
 +506 2750 0924
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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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