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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, 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.
 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.
 2750-0706
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 Average room rate: $217
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Hotels - Cocles

Puerto Viejo Top PicksLa Costa de Papito
 www.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
 www.BananaAzul.com

Tropical Beachfront Boutique Hotel with 14 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 / 1-877-284-5116
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCasa Las Brisas
 www.casalasbrisascr.com

Small hotel managed by and located next door to Hotel Banana Azul. The property consists of a beachfront apartment on the main floor, two cabinas with ocean view balconies on the second floor, and a small standalone cabina also with ocean view. All units have private bathrooms, ceiling fans, WiFi and a shared garden/patio area. The apartment is suitable for up to four people and features two bedrooms, one bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. All the guests from Casa Las Brisas receive the same services and facilities as Hotel Banana Azul guests.
 +506 2750-2035
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 Average room rate: $79
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCasa Vikingo
 www.casavikingo.com

Based in the lush tropical rainforest along the beach, inspired by seafaring Vikings and the colors of the Caribbean, Guesthouse Casa Vikingo is a brand new option for visitors to Puerto Viejo. A delightful retreat with a sparkling pool in lovely jungle surroundings, with easy access to restaurants, adventurous excursions, and that unpolished pearl, Puerto Viejo. Offering rooms and fully equipped apartments.
 +506 8346 6191
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 Average room rate: $60
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Hotels - Puerto Viejo

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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 Average room rate: $32
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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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 Average room rate: $63
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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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 Average room rate: $75
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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
 Average room rate: $89
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Hotels - Punta Uva

Puerto Viejo Top PicksPachamama Jungle River Lodge
 pachamamapuertoviejo.com

Just 250 meters from beautiful Punta Uva Beach, riverside on Rio Ernesto, Pachamama is nestled in the heart of the jungle. Accommodation options are 3 comfortable Villas (for 2 up to 6 people) and 2 jungle Bungalows (up 3 people). All the accommodations are with ceiling fan, mosquito net, hot water, fully equipped kitchen, safe and private terrace with hammocks and adirondacks. Free Services included: WiFi, breakfast served on your private terrace, bicycles, private parking.
 2759 9196
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 Average room rate: $80
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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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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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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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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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Vacation Rentals

Puerto Viejo Top PicksAnnanci Village
 AnnanciVillage.com

Two boutique vacation villas, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Luxury villas with a large pool. AC, SKY, high speed internet. Plus Yoga studio.
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCasa de Veyda
 vrbo.com/632423

Casa Fiesta is under new ownership and is being renamed Casa de Veyda. Beachfront house and studio apartment for vacation rental. Equipped with all the amenities: swimming pool, kitchen, A/C, phone, internet, cable TV, security system. The apartment is suitable for 1 or 2 persons, the house for up to 4 or rent both for up to 6. The beach is just a few steps thru the backyard filled with coconut palm trees and flowering bushes. The house sits in the middle of a large bay with spectacular views in both directions. You can walk and explore the beach and nearby jungle for hours of tranquility without being disturbed.
 +1 512 826 2683 (USA number or Whatsapp)
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksCongo Bongo Ecolodges
 www.congo-bongo.com

Seven beautiful beach nature houses for rent. On the 13 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! Our 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 our 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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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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 Average room rate: $200
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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 PicksLa Casa Del Mango
 casamangocahuita.com

A glass tower with 4 bedrooms which can be rented individually or as a vacation rental. Located just steps from the beach in Cahuita. The swimming pool, sundecks, kitchen and tropical garden are all available to guests.
 +506 2755 0173
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 Average room rate: $110
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksMagic Moon Beach House
 www.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
 www.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
 uvabluejunglevillas.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 8326 8355 (español)
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Puerto Viejo Top PicksVillas Banana Verde
 VillasBananaVerde.com

Puerto Viejo's newest vacation rental option just in front of 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. Dreaming of owning your own tropical beach escape? You could own in this small community of 18 two story villas. Enjoy your time away instead of worrying about all the complexities of owning vacation property in another country. Find out how you can own a 7 day deeded fractional share from only 5k.
 2750-2035 / 1-877-284-5116
 Average room rate: $185
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