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Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020
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Querky, hippy town

This town is awesome. Very different to a lot of the other towns in Costa Rica. It has a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Olivia S
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for swimming! :)

I really like swimming so I love the beaches here! - It is not shallow so I did not need to go far... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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This public beach is popular with surfers.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This town is awesome. Very different to a lot of the other towns in Costa Rica. It has a lovely, relaxed vibe and has some really interesting and unique bars and restaurants. The mix of white and black sand on the beaches is also cool...More

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really like swimming so I love the beaches here! - It is not shallow so I did not need to go far for neck-deep water. - Water is okay, not muddy or sandy. - The shore is clean. - No vendors (at least when...More

Thank Trishyyy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this beach and its views and calm waters!! People were friendly and the good and drink were amazing!!! Highly recommend!!!

Thank JenCasselli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the shops, restaurant, bars, and walked around town. It is safe if you keep your eyes open. Don't be flashy and keep to yourself. Visit during the day (preferably), and try to go back to your hotel not too late.

Thank MariPeralta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty busy beach. It has a great pathway in the shade through the jungle like area next to the beach. Beautiful sunrises!!! Some areas have accesible hammocks for public use. Very relaxing laying in the hammock. It is great for the whole family!!! It...More

Thank Stewart F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach is small but charming. The local people should take responsibility and care more about their spot. To much plastic waste polluting our oceans. Help is urgently needed!!!!!!!

Thank ieualgu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the villagers are there in the afternoon. Great beach to have the last swim of the day. Nice atmosphere

Thank RosiePhillips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful beach, a lot of people goes there for its easy access, it doesn´t have as many rocks as other beaches of the area.

Thank Guis M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I found this beach to beautiful. The day we went it was very sunny thus creating an amazing scenery. Check out the pictures!

Thank ASnyder29
Reviewed 13 July 2017

On our multiple beach stops around costa rica, puerto viejo was our least favorite. The beach is dirty and we could not get a good meal to save our lives.

Thank Jessica D
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9 March 2015|
Response from martin4010 |
I am planning to take the bus from the airport (SJO) to my hotel in San Jose (located at Avenida 11 between 3 & 5th Streets) so where should I get off the bus (or ask driver to let me know) so that I can walk the remainder... More