Puerto Viejo is a popular tourist town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The white sandy beaches of Playa Chiquita and Playa Pirikiki are nearby as well as the world famous Salsa Brava wave for the surfers. There are also trails through the rainforest and lots of wonderful restaurants. The airport at Limon is just up the coast and the fabulous city San Jose is inland about 4 hours. Book with Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, accommodations directly from the owners and choose from condo rentals, upscale vacation rentals and boutique lodgings.
Experience the richness and diversity of the jungle close-up.
Interested in fishing? Have experienced local captains take you and your friends on a unforgettable day on the Caribbean Sea with the chance to land some amazing catches!
Learn to surf in Paradise! Puerto Viejo is a great place to learn to surf as there are a big variety of beaches with different conditions suitable for any level of surfer. Here amidst the exotic flora and fauna, lies a vibrant seaside town with gorgeous beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and some of the most amazing surfing opportunities. Located in Limon province on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is all about surfing and its famous beaches and is quickly becoming one of Costa Rica’s premier tourist hot spots, many international surfers come here from all over the world to ride the famed Salsa Brava waves, making this Caribbean influenced town is a ‘must visit’ place for surfers.
Aside from surfing, one can also indulge in horseback tours of the area, as well as snorkeling, diving, mountain biking, kayaking or boogie boarding. Whether you are looking forward to having a good time or just a laidback retreat, the shores of Puerto Viejo are an awesome place to just kick back and soak in the sun.
This bustling town lies 34 miles south east of Puerto Limon, and 10.2 miles south of Cahuita. Formerly a quiet little fishing village, Puerto Viejo has a charm that is all its own, becoming increasingly popular, especially with the young hip crowd. With its relaxed atmosphere and its own unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures, Puerto Viejo is a lively place to have a fun relaxing vacation.
This town has a wide variety of bars, discos and restaurants as well as reasonably priced accommodations, world class vacation rentals and hotels scattered along the golden coastline. Additionally, there are also plenty of good shopping opportunities available out here as well. With its light golden sand beaches, tropical vegetation and many interesting attractions nearby such as the Cahuita National Park, Talamanca Indian Reserve and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, visiting Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a great opportunity to experience Costa Rica at its best.