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About Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a coastal town in Talamanca in Limón Province in southeastern Costa Rica, known simply as Puerto Viejo to locals and tourists alike. The town is most famous for its beautiful beaches, its big waves, and the nearby jaguar rescue center. Puerto Viejo is known for its world-class Caribbean seafood dinning, culture, dance, and music. The town is incredibly touristy and it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the street vendors and souvenir shops.
The choices for hostels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca are seemingly endless and include party hostels; surfers paradises; and family-run, relaxed accommodation. The town is relatively small and most of the hostels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca are within walking distance to both the downtown tourist strip and the white sand beach. Although the town is relatively small, it is highly developed and therefore offers all the amenities and services that you may desire during the visit. Some of the more popular hostels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca can fill up during peak season, so booking ahead may be necessary.
Puerto Viejo is easily accessible by bus from San Jose or by car and shuttle from nearly anywhere else. Many people stay in the town on their way to or from Panama due to its proximity to the Panamanian border. Do not let this scare you, as Puerto Viejo has much more to offer than most border towns. Puerto Viejo is a wonderful town to soak up some hot sun on the beach, stand up on a surf border, or sink your teeth into some delicious Caribbean seafood!
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Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses
"Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses ticks a lot of the boxes necessary to qualify as a good hostel. Well informed and pleasant staff, tick. Comfy beds, tick. Good communal areas, tick. Its location is the smear on the exam paper, however, making getting to and from the hostel more trouble than it's worth. The Location As it's not actually in Puerto Viejo, but instead about seven kilometers up the road in Punta Una, the location of the hostel...
Mar Y Sol Hostel
"… here. . Our helpful staff will assist you in booking sightseeing tours. Area attractions include the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, sport fishing, canopy tours, waterfalls, dolphin watching tours, snorkeling, scuba diving, botanical gardens, chocolate tours, and organic farming eco-tours. Please note: We do not accept credit cards - the nearest ATM is in Puerto Viejo. Please ensure you bring enough cash to pay...
Se Ua Manzanillo
"… and a terrace. Or you can choose one of our apartments to have your own equipped kitchen. Another wooden building features a bar and lobby where you can have breakfast, have a drink or just relax and share good vibes! All these authentic installations are located in a tropical garden, which itself is surrounded by the rain forest. You will have a chance to see various species of birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, butterflies and many...
La Ruka Hostel
"… rooms and at the back is our outdoor guest kitchen. Our second building has three separate 6 or 8 bed dorm rooms all with private bathrooms. We have hammocks around for lazy days and also offer snorkel + fin rentals as well as surf lessons and board hire when you’re ready to take in the incredible water, waves and sands of Black Beach, Salsa Brava, Cocles beach and many more. Each dorm sleeps 6-8 people and includes a bathroom...
Crocodile Surf Camp & Beachfront Cabins
"… your co-habitants from all over the world playing international music and other sorts of past-times. Just a short 10min walk to the center of Puerto Viejo on the beach trail makes crocodile a convenient location for everyone. Prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the two kitchens available for community use or swim in one of the pristine natural coral reef pools located on the beach in front of crocodile. Most...
"Despite sounding like it was named after a seventies hospital radio DJ, even the most cynical traveler can’t fail to be impressed by the visual effect of Rocking J’s. It is a huge expanse of hostel, which leads right on the beach and is completely decorated in mosaic tiles and the occasional fantastically painted mural. Very skillfully done it is too, and more entertaining to look around than many galleries. Guests can add to either of these...
Chimuri Jungle Lodge
"… attract mammals, reptiles and amphibians, including anteaters, agoutis, sloths, howler and capuchin monkeys, poison dart frogs and green iguanas. Within the forst setting, we offer you a more natureal experience, awakening your senses and calming your spirit. In typical Bri Bri construction, the Lodge features comfortable rooms with dorm beds as well as one and two bedroom cabinas that can be rented by groups and families. This...
Beach Break Jungle Lodge
"I had a great time here! It's just one of those places out of a movie or something. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that there was some problems with theft, keep your moneybelt on you when you sleep!" … "… are ample hammocks for relaxing or reading. Bar & Restaurant with movies every night on 10' screen, great reggae music all day all in a very secure location. Whether you are surfing or relaxing this is the...
"Sunrise Backpackers is an absolute steal! It's in the centre of town, very clean, and really cheap. There are private rooms, dorms and indoor camping; there's a restaurant and lots of activities can be organised through the hostel. The Location Sunrise Backpackers is on the main road of Puerto Viejo. From the bus stop walk down the road away from the beach and take the first left and it's right there. The shops, restaurants, bars, and...
"Hostel Pagalu is a relaxed hostel in the heart of the party town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The Location The hostel is located in the middle of town, just opposite one of the town's many supermarkets and just one block from the bank and most of the town's other shops and restaurants. The beach and bus stop are also just a short, two-block walk away -- it’s quite easy to get around on...
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Crocodile Surf Camp
"CROCODILE SURF CAMP WAS OPENED IN 2008 FOR TRAVELERS WHO LIKE BEACH ACCOMODATIONS BUT DON'T ESPECIALLY LIKE PAYING PRICES OF 100-250 DOLLARS PER NITE. AT 3- 16 DOLLARS PER NITE AND OFFERING EVERYTHING FROM CAMPSITES TO DELUXE CABINS WITH PRIVATE BATHS, CROCODILE IS SURE TO SATISFY EVEN THE MOST PICKY TRAVELER AND IT IS LOCATED ON THE BEACH! WE OFFER TWO SHARED KITCHENS, HOT WATER SHOWER, THREE SHARED BATHROOMS, TOUR ASSISTANCE, FREE...
"… in the form of dense jungle with impressive flora and fauna and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kaya's Place is part of the growing eco-tourism industry that supports the preservation of almost 2 million square meters of primary rainforest. Taxes from this industry support the many national reserves and efforts to maintain the natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving these resources while sharing it with...
"Nice place! - We loved our stay at Casa Caribe! The room was clean and comfortable! We had a private room, private bathroom and a kitchenette for only 10$/ person per night. Great value!! The place has a nice location across from a nice swimming beach and a short walk to town which kept the place quiet for a good night of sleep. I felt very safe in this location, and the owner was very relaxed and helpful! I would stay here again!" …...
"Easy, perfect for the price! - This hostel is not like the most in Puerto Viejo. It has only 5 spacious rooms (doubles). It is not in the center of town, but it takes only 5 minutes to get there. Consequently it is not as loud as most other hostels in town. The staff was really friendly and helpful, you can also have your laundry done for a few bucks. The shared shower was the only thing that could use a little love with a new shower curtain....
CARIBLUE BEACH & JUNGLE RESORT
"… bar . Their balcony, at the second flow, overlooks a recently installed large swimming pool fed by a small waterfall at one end. All rooms, as a comfortable double bed sits under a colorfully designed sarong, pulled taut on the wall by a bamboo frame. A bamboo bunk bed, desk with a vanity mirror and shelves complete the bedroom furnishings. The bathroom is tiled, as is the shower, which has hot water and good water pressure. ?...
"… Punta Mona and the Lagoon, the largest sea turtles in the world lays their eggs, the Leatherback. Further from the coastline approaching the border of Panama the water is inhabited by three different kinds of dolphins, and nearby is an offshore coral reef where you can enjoy snorkeling. Each room includes Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, hot-water shower, very comfortable mattresses, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, and balconies with tables...
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Travel Tips & Suggestions
Puerto Viejo is a fun little Caribbean town with plenty of places to stay, eat, shop. Beaches are nicer if you continue on to the south. It's an easy half-hour trip by bus to Manzanillo. See the sloths and other wildlife.
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