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Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020
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great for surfing and swimming. good areas for littlies to swim too. all the beaches are close by... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Shelley L
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
Perfect Beach

Perfect beach for relaxing and sunbathing. Very good to surf, some surfschools and rentals... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2016
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This public beach is popular with surfers.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 2020

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Reviewed 27 February 2016

great for surfing and swimming. good areas for littlies to swim too. all the beaches are close by and bicycles are the go for transport

Thank Shelley L
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Perfect beach for relaxing and sunbathing. Very good to surf, some surfschools and rentals available. Beware of the riptide...

Thank usch11
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Love the idea that all beaches in Costa Rica are public. The beach was very clean and beautiful. A storm had just happened out to sea, so the ocean was very rough the days we were there but did not stop us from enjoying the...More

Thank diazx4
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We walked from one side of town to the other in an afternoon. There are lots of shops and restaurants along the way. A bank for converting $ too. There is a wonderful spa on the edge of town too. The beach was beautiful and...More

1  Thank Dyanne M W
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We heard a lot about how amazing this place was but were unable to find what everyone was talking about. The beach itself was nice but waters are for surfing not for swimming. The overall environment has a dirty hippie feel which is just not...More

Thank linnycas
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Not much to do on the beach here except surf. Not a snorkel area at all, very few shells so beach combing is poor.

Thank mieka407
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The beach in town is nice but there are places where there was a lot of garbage and there are better beaches just a short walk further south.

Thank OzExpat
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Puerto Viejo is quaint and authentic. Nice variety of beaches, some for surfing and mor calm ones for snorkeling and swimming. No high rise resorts lining the beach, just a very nice little town!

Thank philandmissy74
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

From the black sand beach to the most amazing beach of Manzanillo..my fav beaches I have ever scene!Rent a bike and ride all along them.

Thank flygurl1975
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I booked 7 nights in the area of puerto viejo and cahuita and unfortunately weather was rainy all day long. Was impossible to do anything so a bit disappointed. So careful with that area when to go or how much time to spend there. Indeed...More

Thank emaamai
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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