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Puerto Viejo & Southern Caribbean


Puerto Viejo is an unhurried and quirky beach town situated on the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica’s far flung south eastern corner. Expect surf shacks, bamboo bars and the sound of reggae music wafting down the dusty streets. Beaches are wild and beautiful and fringed by thick jungle where sloths hang lazily in the trees. Further along the southern Caribbean coast there is the Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, a fantastic spot for enjoying Costa Rica’s tropical nature. Bike rides are a favourite pass time in this relaxed and lesser visited region. There is also good kayaking and snorkeling.

Relaxed and easy going, the low key surfer town of Puerto Viejo, tucked away on the southern Caribbean coast, is full of good vibes!

Best months to visit Puerto Viejo & Southern Caribbean

Our hand-picked hotels and lodges in Puerto Viejo & Southern Caribbean

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in Puerto Viejo and the Southern Caribbean area.

Best reasons to visit Puerto Viejo & Southern Caribbean

A rarely visited area of Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo has retained its easy charm and local way of life. These are our top highlights for this area.

Take a bike tour along the coast through Caribbean villages

Go kayaking or snorkeling at Punta Uva

Explore Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Visit the indigenous Cachabri Indian Community

Venture further to Cahuita National Park

Weather Averages for Puerto Viejo & Southern Caribbean

Other destinations in Costa Rica

From the hot northern province of Guanacaste to the cloud forests of Monteverde, continue to explore Costa Rica using the links below.

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