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Puerto Viejo Beach

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

This beach was clean and quiet. Great views of the Caribbean and Panama in the distance. Good for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karissa D
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Battle Lake, Minnesota
via mobile
Bohemian Reggae Feel

Cool place to hang out. Lots of tourists. Very active and lots of lodging. Beach is not so good... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brando A
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Miami, Florida
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This public beach is popular with surfers.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“black sand” (29 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (58 reviews)
“puerto viejo” (145 reviews)
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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+506 2750 2020

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was clean and quiet. Great views of the Caribbean and Panama in the distance. Good for adults or kids

Thank Karissa D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to hang out. Lots of tourists. Very active and lots of lodging. Beach is not so good. Great to hang out with friends and chill. No shoes, No shirt, No problem!

Thank Brando A
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had an unbearable winter several years ago. It was so bad my husband who hates to travel and only leaves his garden/yard under duress actually said " Let's get out of here! " Within one day I had booked with Chimuri Beach Retreat,Gecko trails...More

2  Thank sulux10
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Quiet and relax will accompany you during your stay. The beach is very nice but not a typical Caribbean one (crystal water). By the way, it is good for surfers, moving of a bunch of meters, and the small village (Puerto Viejo) is a nice...More

Thank Dante S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

In general I didn’t like much Puerto viejo. Probably because of the rain and the New Year’s Eve ... but I found it dirty, with poor food quality and facilities.

Thank volpaia
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Beach is more for surfers. We were unable to swim in the Ocean but very very nice to watch the tide come in. When we were there, we experienced a Typhoon with 140km winds if not more. Unfortunately, two elderly people were killed when a...More

1  Thank Francine T
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great location to watch the everyday hustle of the local people, the fisherman, the corner markets. Great spot to watch the sunrise and set, be careful to the crabs! LOTS of dogs, they are friendly.

Thank soulsister1215
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This area is off the beaten path for most Americans, but was really awesome! Beautiful natural beaches. Black sands and white sands. There were no commercial resorts there, just locally owned small hotels. Lots of restaurants, bars, clubs and entertainment. A ethnic melting pot. I...More

Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

The beach is beautiful. Depending on which end you're on you will be on either white or black sand. Unless you have a very specific preference ... there is little difference beyond colour!! The Caribbean is rarely without waves and depending on the size you...More

Thank Douglas B
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice. Bt the waves are storng so be carefull if you are going inside the water. I recommend to go to the manzanillo beach its much more nice there.

Thank Leehisabag
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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.
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martin4010
9 March 2015|
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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
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