Puerto Viejo

Caribbean Coast

Known for its laidback attitude and famous for it's surfing, Puerto Viejo beckons visitors to come experience Costa Rica’s eccentric side. The village’s cultural influences are interesting to be sure: a mix of Afro-Caribbean, Bribri Indian, tico and hippyesque counterculture, this small port town is an anthropological study in itself. A mere 11 miles (18 km) from Cahuita, Puerto Viejo is accessible via Highway 36 or by simply walking south, along the beach.

Puerto Viejo has recently become a hit with tourists due to its cultural allure, stunning white-sand beaches, tropical vegetation and its proximity to national parks. Nearby Cahuita National Park and Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a chance to observe the region’s stunning wildlife, both of which are a short drive away.

Native American traditions are well established. Indigenous reserves dot Talamanca—as this southern region is referred to by its indigenous population—which serves as a virtual extension of the national parks system. The Asociación Talamanca de Ecoturismo y Conservación (ATEC) offers information and tours to visitors interested in the local indigenous culture. A grassroots organization, ATEC was founded to promote sustainable tourism and cultural expression amongst the mixed population in which it serves. The organization offers tours complete with guides at an extremely fair price.

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Caribbean Canopy and Zipline

Zip Lines|4 hours

Puerto Viejo de Limon

4.6 / 5.0
Starting At$58
Caribbean Canopy and Zipline

See the jungle from up in trees and experience the thrill of flying through over 2500 meters of zipline cable.

4.6 / 5.0
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Caribbean Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding|3 hours

Puerto Viejo de Limon

4.3 / 5.0
Starting At$80
Caribbean Horseback Riding

Feel the thrill of a Horseback Riding Tour in a spectacular natural beach and jungle environment, and observe incredible tropical rainforest animals in the wild.

4.3 / 5.0
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Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike

2-in-1 combo|4 hours

Puerto Viejo de Limon

4.9 / 5.0
Starting At$55
Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike

Explore the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge on a guided hike through a natural, Caribbean coast jungle setting filled with remarkable plants and wildlife.

4.9 / 5.0
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Full Day Jungle Adventure

2-in-1 combo|6 hours

Puerto Viejo de Limon

4.3 / 5.0
Starting At$95
Full Day Jungle Adventure

The Full Day Jungle Adventure in a south Caribbean rainforest offers the unforgettable thrills hiking and canyoneering through the jungle, climbing and repelling...

4.3 / 5.0
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Caribbean Fishing

Sport Fishing|4 hours

Puerto Viejo de Limon

3.3 / 5.0
Starting At$400
Caribbean Fishing

Experience an exciting fishing trip in Costa Rica’s beautiful south Caribbean region to land the best catch of your life.

3.3 / 5.0
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Puerto Viejo Surfing Lessons

Surf Lessons|an hour

Puerto Viejo de Limon

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Starting At$50
Puerto Viejo Surfing Lessons

Take a 2-hour surfing lesson on the white sand beach of Puerto Viejo. With an experienced instructor you’ll have an excellent shot of standing up on a wave by the...

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Talamanca Indigenous Village Tour

2-in-1 combo|8 hours

Puerto Viejo de Limon

New Tour!
Starting At$80
Talamanca Indigenous Village Tour

Get a peek into the extraordinary lives of the Indigenous on one of the largest indigenous communities in central America. The Bribri family are extremely proud to...

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Banana Azul

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

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4.8 / 5.0
From$168

Banana Azul

The Banana Azul hotel is located along the Caribbean Coast in the town of Puerto Viejo, part of the Limon region. Puerto Viejo has a reputation for being beautiful,...

4.8 / 5.0
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Hotel Le Cameleon

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Air Conditioning

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

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4.3 / 5.0
From$271

Hotel Le Cameleon

Le Caméléon lies along the Caribbean coast in the small town of Puerto Viejo. Puerto Viejo is known for its distinct Afro-Caribbean culture, great white-sand beaches,...

4.3 / 5.0
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Hotel Cariblue

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Air Conditioning

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

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4.2 / 5.0
From$113

Hotel Cariblue

Hotel Cariblue is found on the Caribbean coast, in the village of Puerto Viejo. This region offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a completely different...

4.2 / 5.0
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Korrigan Lodge

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Free Breakfast

Wireless Internet

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5.0 / 5.0
From$130

Korrigan Lodge

The Korrigan Lodge is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Puerto Viejo. Set along the Caribbean coast, this area has spectacular natural scenery and a cultural climate that...

5.0 / 5.0
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La Kukula Lodge

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Bar

Free Breakfast

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

Wireless Internet

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4.8 / 5.0
From$132

La Kukula Lodge

La Kukula Lodge is nestled along the Southern Caribbean coast amidst the rainforest but only 300 metres from the beautiful white sands of Playa Chiquita which is just a...

4.8 / 5.0
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Azania Bungalows

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

Restaurant

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4.6 / 5.0
From$113

Azania Bungalows

Azania Bungalows is an exotically designed jungle’s edge hotel located at Cocles Beach in the South Caribbean Region. Visitors will be charmed when relaxing poolside or...

4.6 / 5.0
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Shawandha Lodge

Puerto Viejo de Limon

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

& More

4.5 / 5.0
From$164

Shawandha Lodge

Shawandha Lodge is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the town of Puerto Viejo. The southern Caribbean coast masterfully blends wilderness and beautiful...

4.5 / 5.0
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