Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. You can choose from 16 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca hostels. In total, there are 36 cheap places to stay in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $12 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. To help you make friends with Puerto Viejo de Talamanca before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is also named and spelled Puerto Viejo de Limón - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica, the southernmost region of the country, is located in the province of Limon. This area on the Caribbean side is accessed by Route Thirty-Six and it turns off to the west just below Cahuita National Park to head inland toward the town Bribri and then south to the small town of Margarita, which looks out over the mountains back toward the center of these mangrove swamplands of Puerto Viejo. The Panama country border is not far from here.
Sandwiched between Manzanillo National Park to the south and Cahuita National Park to the north, the region of Puerto Viejo is a popular place to explore nature. These parks are remote expanses of wilderness preserved to protect the wildlife that inhabit it as well as to protect the capes from soil erosion.
This well-traveled road through Playa Negra, Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, and on down to Manzanillo National Park turns into a paved road infrequently. The road runs through dark jungle, where it is not safe to walk around at night. Fortunately, there is a regular bus running all day on a schedule from the Manzanillo area north all the way to Limon and back south again. After the last scheduled bus ends, taxis are the safest means of transportation.
The Puerto Viejo region has rugged, stunning wilderness beaches with miles of protected land. Due to the dense jungle, it is hot and humid all year long, especially at midday. From August to October it is breezy and sunny with calm seas, and these months are the driest time of the year. Surfers have a good time from January to March, since the surf has big swells. From November to June, the region is at its rainiest.
The area is also home to the indigenous Bribri Indians. They are famous for their unique crafts, their use of medicinal plants, and their primitive chocolate-processing methods. A native, Caribbean-flavored lobster stew is also a delicious dish they are credited with developing.
Reggae and Calypso music are enjoyed during celebrations and festivals. Fire-dancing performances are another form of entertainment common in the Puerto Viejo region. Enjoying BBQs on the beach while swimming, surfing, and fishing are popular weekend activities.
Puerto Viejo is an exciting region of Costa Rica that most vacationers don’t want to miss. Their curiosity about all the good things they have heard about Puerto Viejo draws them. A Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica hostel is a great place from which to base yourself when heading to this region.
Written by local enthusiast for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca hostels dittoboy
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Rocking J's Hostel is the best hostel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for families.
Roots Family is the best rated hostel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for female solo travellers.
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Rocking J's Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
The jaguar rescue center is a great place to visit. You'll get to see lots of wildlife up close: monkeys, pelicans, sloths, snakes, owls, etc. By visiting you support the organisation and your money goes to a good cause.
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.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Costa Rica.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.