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Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020
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Beautiful beach

Amazingly beautiful beach, great people watching too. There are strong riptides, but you can... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2016
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile

The beaches are much better going a little further south. Here in Puerto Veijo it is rocky and not... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
Winterport, Maine, United States
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This public beach is popular with surfers.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“beautiful beach” (56 reviews)
“black sand” (21 reviews)
“puerto viejo” (139 reviews)
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020

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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful beach, great people watching too. There are strong riptides, but you can definitely get in and wade around and play in the water without dying. You need to be mindful, and not try to swim far out if you aren't on a sufboard...More

Thank Tabsy2013
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The beaches are much better going a little further south. Here in Puerto Veijo it is rocky and not much fun to swim in.

Thank AnnRonco
Reviewed 2 February 2016

All the beaches in Puerto veijo are great,and all have something different to offer. This beach is beautiful and located close to restaurants and shops.

Thank Yogitraver
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The so-called "Caribbean of Costa Rica" is very different from true Caribbean: water and sand are dark (but clean). To arrive in the region we have to face the heavy traffic of trucks going to / coming from Puerto Limón. It`s Better to stay on...More

Thank Francisco201014
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The beach is nice in the areas away from town. Avoiding the roads and walking along the beach is a nicer way to get to/from the areas north of town. Closer to down there is garbage on the beach and what appear to be small...More

Thank Sbrmatt
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Just visited the beach for a few hours. Beach is alright but Sloth Beach to the south a few miles is much nicer

Thank jtenery
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Although the sand area wasn't extremely plentiful you were capable of finding a good spot at all hours. Water was clean and warm!

2  Thank ahaldoupis
Reviewed 23 January 2016

There is really no bad beach. The under two is no joke. I'm a strong swimmer and I could feel it pulling. You needn't go to far out to enjoy the waves.

Thank AphriRisa
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The beach in town is not the cleanest but it's a fun place to hang out at night and seems entirely safe. Would recommend staying at Cocles or other beach outside town and visit.

1  Thank Rasmus H
Reviewed 22 January 2016

It's a beautiful beach. Scenic with nice waves and surfing areas plus more gentle areas for just swimming. Unfortunately there is a lot of trash on the beach. Not just an occasional bottle or wrapper, but piles of it. Also stray dogs everywhere and the...More

Thank Linda O
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Aliyyah m
7 September 2017|
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Response from Stewart F | Reviewed this property |
It is probably around 40 plus miles away.
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