The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is home to the most beautiful beaches in the whole country. And if you are visiting the lush and laid back seaside of Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is the place to stay.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca used to be a fishing village until the late 20th century when it became a popular tourist destination. This coastal town provides a relaxed ambient, native roots, and a vibe that lures backpackers and surfers all year long.
Surfing is very popular in Puerto Viejo since the town is home to the famous Salsa Brava waves. This particular kind of waves makes Puerto Viejo de Talamanca a renown destination for seasoned surfers looking for challenging surfing spots.
Not every beach in Puerto Viejo features Salsa Brava waves. There are also tranquil coastlines, featuring warm crystal waters, coconut palm trees, and different types of sand. Verdant backgrounds decorate every beach in Puerto Viejo.
If you are looking where to stay in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, we recommend the area of Playa Cocles, possibly the best beach to spend the day and relax. There, you will find the best of Puerto Viejo hotels: Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, an upscale property with minimalistic decorated rooms, a swimming pool and jacuzzi, a jungle spa, and the best beach club in town.
To get to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Sansa Airlines provides daily services from the Costa Rican capital of San José to Limón airport. Puerto Viejo is located just under 35 miles to the southeast of Limón, near the Panamá border.