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Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

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Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Hello! I am going on my honey moon in early October. We are starting in Puerto Viejo then going to Bocas Del Toro. And then ending up in San Jose for one night before we fly out.

Can anyone give me any suggestions. Great local bars, food, things to do?

Also has anyone been there during this time? What should I expect for weather?

Some websites say to expect a lot of rain. Other say that there is minimal rain on the caribbean side.

Thank you! Any sort of tip is very helpful!!

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1. Re: Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Not really my area so I will let the experts from over that way answer your questions on bars, restaurants, etc...

I will chime in to say that the weather should be good. I have only ever visited the area in October and each time was awesome. Didn't have any rain on any of the 5 or so excursions I have done over that way so you should do fine.

I would visit the Jaguar Rescue Center or the Sloth Sanctuary, both well worth a visit. More will chime in on the area.

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2. Re: Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Thank you for the suggestions!

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3. Re: Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Early October weather is usually very sunny here and waters are very calm. Not good for surfing, but some the most ideal time for snorkelling. It's minimal rain that time of year.

Bars & Restaurants?? My Favs are Stachu's, Koki Beach, & Bread & Chocolate & Dreadnut. They are reviewed here. It really depends on your budget. Koki is a great place to have drinks and engage in street watching. It is also right across from the beach.

Caribe Shuttle is one the most reliable ways to get to Bocas. But, if you are on a budget, you can also do public bus.

Congrats on your Honeymoon!!

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4. Re: Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Congratulations! Expect hot sunny days, little or no rain, and calm seas, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Most of the bars and restaurants will be in town in Puerto Viejo, make sure you take a taxi in the evening. for a more romantic dinner, my favorites restaurants are not in town proper, Pecora Nera in Colcles area, Jungle Love and Malbec in Playa Chiquita, and El Refugio Grill in Punta Uva, make sure you call and make reservations, some are small and have limited seating. Lots of good local food in the area, Selvin's( a must visit for Rondon on weekends), Soda Johana, Lidia's, Tamara's, For a special treat visit Pita Bonita for Middle Easter/Israeli food, great people running it and excellent food.

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5. Re: Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Thank you! These all look great! And great reviews! Adding them to my list of to do's!

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6. Re: Travleing to Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro in Oct.

Congrats. We were there last October and the weather couldn't be any better. Hot and sunny during the day and shower at night to cool everything

DO rent a bicycle and you can go from Puerto Viejo to Punta Uva in 20-30 mins.

Pita Bonita was our favourite. We had lunch there twice. In PV there's a soda called Lidia's Place, recommended by our local guide. They serve good Caribbean food. Selvyn's is famous for their rondon. They're only opened Fri, Sat and Sundays.

Bring a couple of small microfiber towels. They're light weighted. We used them instead of paper for sweat, washed them in the evening and they were dry the next day.

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