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These are our favorite places in the area. Whether you're looking for a place to stay, a place to eat, a great tour company or a real estate agent, this is the place to start.

Hotels - Playa Chiquita

Puerto Viejo Top PicksLa Kukula Lodge
 www.lakukulalodge.com

Jungle Lodge with tropical contemporary architecture located in Playa Chiquita, a few steps to the beach. Accommodation options are double or triple rooms, bungalows for 2 up to 8 people and a suite room with private swimming-pool available for honeymoons/couples or family up to 9 members. Services include free breakfast, swimming-pool, bar, free wifi, parking, desk for tours and transportation, concierge and laundry.
 +506 2750 0653
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksShawandha Lodge
 www.shawandha.com

Upscale hotel with individually art designed bungalows. French restaurant. New swimming pool with waterfall, surrounded by a tropical garden.
  +506 2750 0018
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 Average room rate: $130
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksTree House Lodge
 costaricatreehouse.com

The tree house are 4 very unique luxurious houses build in balance with nature. The tree house is located on the Iguanaverde Foundation property. The lodge is located at a 10 acres ocean front property between Playa Chiquita and the Punta Uva beach.
 +506 2750-0706
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 Average room rate: $217
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Hotels - Cocles

Puerto Viejo Top PicksLa Costa de Papito
 lacostadepapito.com

Rustic Elegance awaits you in a 5 acre tropical Garden of Eden a few steps away from Cocles Beach. You uninterrupted at our Indulgence Spa and Beauty Salon. Sensual dining in the restaurant.
 +506 2750-0080, 2750-0704
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 Average room rate: $99
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Hotels - Playa Negra

Puerto Viejo Top PicksBanana Azul
 BananaAzul.com

Tropical Beachfront Boutique Hotel with 22 rooms Located on the quiet sandy beach of Playa Negra. Banana Azul is limited to adults over age of 16 and offers restaurant, bar, pool and tour kiosk. Beach views, tropical gardens, comfortable rooms & friendly staff make for memorable vacations.
 +506 2750-2035 / +1 305 846-8220
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Hotels - Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCabinas Guarana
 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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 Average room rate: $32
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCabinas Los Almendros
 cabinaslosalmendros.com

Located in heart of Puerto Viejo. Rooms and 2 bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Satellite TV and air conditioning and free wifi. Great for families. Secure parking.
 +506 2750-0235, 2750-0246, fax 2750-2112
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 Average room rate: $60
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCoco Loco Lodge
 cocolocolodge.com

Caribbean style bungalows in tropical garden just 150m from beach, in the midst of tropical vegetation. 4 acre property with new pool, 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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 Average room rate: $63
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksLizard King Hotel and Restaurant
 lizardkinghotel.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.
 +506 2750 0614
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 Average room rate: $59
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksSueño Grande Bed and Breakfast
 www.suenogrande.com

This B&B in the heart of Puerto Viejo offers 3 suites or the tropical wood home. Located 2 blocks from the sea with a private courtyard, pool and Wi-fi. Suites offer AC, kitchenettes, organic amenities and continental breakfast. The tropical wood home sleeps 4, with one king and one queen bedroom, a kitchenette, private seating area, screened windows and ceiling fans, spacious bath with hot water.
 +506 8500-8612
 Average room rate: $89
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Real Estate Agents

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCaribe Sur Real Estate
 caribesur-realestate.com

Representing properties for sale throughout the South Caribbean of Costa Rica. Staff speaks English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Portuguese.
 +506 2750-0874
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksRISE Puerto Viejo
 risepuertoviejo.com

Real Estate and Property Management. High-end services rendered with integrity & care. Proudly serving Puerto Viejo & the Caribbean coast.
 +506 8366 7578
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Restaurants

Puerto Viejo Top PicksAzul Beach Club
 AzulBeachClub.com

Beach service starts at 10am daily. This popular restaurant also serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. They offer free access to high-speed fiber optic internet connection for customers.
 +506 2750-2035
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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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Tours and Activities

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCaribe Fun Tours
 caribefuntours.com

Full service in-country travel assistance provider based in Puerto Viejo with a satellite provider in the capital San Jose offering trips to 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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Transportation

Puerto Viejo Top PicksCaribe Shuttle
 caribeshuttle.com

Semi-private shuttle service to many destinations in Costa Rica. Services to/from Puerto Viejo include Bocas del Toro, San Jose, Limón Airport, Arenal, Tortuguero and San Juan del Sur. Packages for Bocas and Puerto Viejo are also available. Wifi now available on most shuttles!
 +506 2750-0626
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Travel Agencies: Tour Sales, Transport, Hotel Reservations

Puerto Viejo Top PicksGecko Trail Costa Rica
 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 8724 9252 (or from USA +1 415 230-0298)
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Vacation Rentals

Puerto Viejo Top PicksAnnanci Village
 annancivillage.com

Four boutique vacation villas, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Luxury villas with a large pool. A/C, SKY, high speed internet.
 +506 2750-1957 "ask for Annanci Village"
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 Average room rate: $195
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCasa Colibri and Casa Mariposa
 casacolibriandcasamariposa.com

Charming rustic Caribbean style houses surrounded by lush vegetation & abundant wildlife, yet only 200 yards from beautiful Cocles Beach. It is the best of both worlds, in the heart of the jungle & so close to the sea. Casa Colibri is a 2 bedroom house which sleeps 5, Casa Mariposa is a 1 bedroom house which sleeps 4.
 Average room rate: $75
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCasa Luna Beach House
 casalunabeachhouse.com

A gorgeous vacation rental right on the beach. 2 bedrooms each with A/C and ensuite bathrooms, pool, secure parking. A lovely view of the beach from the decks. Garden, kitchen, living and dining room. Lovely ocean views and breezes. Sleeps 4 people (2 twin beds or 1 king bed in each room), an additional 2 children can sleep on the day beds in the living room.
 Average room rate: $200
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCongo Bongo Ecolodges
 congo-bongo.com

Eight beautiful beach nature houses for rent. On the 15 acre property they have flowers, fruit and giant rainforest trees. There is a private walkway to the quiet, unspoiled beach, featuring the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea.
 +506 2759 9016
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 Average room rate: $165
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksEl Arbol Jungle Houses
 www.elarbolcostarica.com

El Árbol (the tree) is a vacation house & jungle villa rental. Fascinating jungle experience in the Caribbean rainforest of Costa Rica. This lodge on 16+ acres of private property is situated in the wildlife refuge, with the beautiful Caribbean sea only about a kilometer away. You will stay in one of the luxurious, fully equipped houses on stilts. Experience the jungle like never before. Have the monkeys waiting outside your window as you wake up to the sounds of tropical birds singing. There are sloths, nosebears, other mammals, frogs, and so much more.
 +506 8721 3949
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 Average room rate: $150
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksFlor del Caribe
 puertoviejovacation.rentals

House and apartment rentals with a large shared pool and also a smaller pool just for the kids. The location is just a short walk to Cocles beach. The rainforest is just behind so you can see sloths, toucans, frogs and other animals. Rental options include a 3 bedroom house and three 1 bedroom apartments. Or the entire property can be rented for up to 17 people. All houses and apartments have fully equipped kitchens, free wifi internet. Short or long term rentals.
 +506 6260 7426
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksGeckoes Lodge
 www.geckoeslodge.com

Two luxurious holiday houses with private plunge pools set in a magnificent rainforest and river setting minutes from some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Experience barefoot luxury on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica where the rainforest meets the ocean. One bedroom Casa del Bosque has a stunning rainforest backdrop & is romantic and secluded. Two bedroom Casa Bromelia is elevated to capture the rainforest view, bringing your closer to nature.
 +506 2750 0908
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksHabitat Vacation Rentals
 habitatpuertoviejo.com

Vacation Rentals at the South Caribbean of Costa Rica. Fully furnished houses, villas and studios to rent for a minimum of 2 nights, weekly and monthly rates available. These properties are in the most beautiful and renowned areas, some of them are just meters from the beach and others are surrounded by the forest, there are options from 1 up to 10 people. Also offering property management services for owners who would like total peace of mind knowing that their investment on the South Caribbean of Costa Rica is safe and cared in their absence or for vacational rental projects they’d like us to manage on their behalf.
 +506 8839 2644, 8303 2359
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksMagic Moon Beach House
 MagicMoonCR.com

Magic Moon Beach House is truly beachfront, only 50 meters away from an ocean you can see and feel! And if you have ever been on the sandy shores of Puerto Viejo and seen the moonlight ripple across the night sea, felt the warm, salty breeze, heard the coconut's leaves rustle above you, then you may be under the spell of Mother Earth's irresistible beauty. That's why this place is called Magic Moon. It can be rented in either 2 or 3 bedroom configurations. And the house of course comes with all the modern conveniences.
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksPedro's Place
 pedrosplace.com

Beachfront privacy on black beach. There are two options for you to choose from: a second floor studio with deck or downstairs there is a 2 bedroom/1 bath unit.
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksUva Blue Jungle Villas
 uvabluevillas.com

Six villas in a very private & peaceful location. Short stroll to Playa Chiquita beach and restaurants. Two 2 bedroom, three 1 bedroom and 1 studio recently constructed separate villas, each with private garden space, fully furnished, kitchen with all utensils. Built to a high standard, using many indigenous materials, hand crafted furniture. Available for daily, weekly & monthly rentals. Min 2 nights.
 +506 2759 9340 (English), +506 8868 9418 (español WhatsApp)
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 Average room rate: $75
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksVillas Banana Verde
 villasbananaverde.com

Puerto Viejo's newest vacation rental option at Hotel Banana Azul in Playa Negra. Owned and operated by Hotel Banana Azul, Villas Banana Verde boasts 2 stories, private gardens, your very own private "cool" plunge pool, full kitchen, king bed, sleeps 4, 2 baths, AC and an outdoor dining area. Access to all of the amenities that Banana Azul offers, Azul Beach Club's seaside service, pool, restaurant and their in-house tour company, Caribe Fun Tours.
 +506 2750-2035 / +1 305 846-8220
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 Average room rate: $185
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