Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

With gorgeous beaches, a soundtrack of cackling birds and croaking frogs, breathtaking blue waters, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca a beach lover’s paradise. This must visit seaside town is situated on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. But what makes it one of the must visit place? Definitely, the beaches, more specifically the famed Salsa Brava waves. Famous surfers from around the globe visit Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to ride the Salsa Brava waves.


Hotel Blue Conga

This hotel is a tropical heaven which is situated just between the lively center of Puerto Viejo and Playa Cocles. Interestingly, though the hotel is not on the main street, it’s surprisingly close to everything in Puerto Viejo. And it’s quite and serene. They have a nice pool with a great Costa Rican breakfast. The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable. The location is great, being an easy walk or ride into town. To facilitate the convenience and comfort, Blue Conga offers a 24-hour front desk. They have various room options including Double Room Superior, Triple Room Superior, Cuadruple Room Standard, Cuadruple Room Superior, Triple Room Standard, and Double Room Standard.
Puerto Viejo (Limón), 70403, Costa Rica
Email: blueconga@hotmail.com
Phone: (+506) 2750-06-81
Website: http://www.hotelblueconga.com

Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

If you are looking for posh and ritzy beach accommodations, Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for you. It’s located within the tropical forest of Puerto Viejo, Limon. They have 23 Rooms. Each of these rooms built around the pool surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. One interesting feature of these rooms is all-white minimalist design. They have categorized the rooms in 4 categories: Junior Suites, Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms and Le Cameleon Suite.

Le Caméléon
Escuela de Cocles, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica
Reservations Center
Hotel’s Phone:
Website: http://www.lecameleonhotel.com/en/

Hotel Banana Azul

Hotel Banana Azul is perfect for an authentic Caribbean vacation. This Beachfront Hotel is located in Puerto Viejo. They have 14 beautifully designed guest rooms built using local hardwoods. Apart from these 14 rooms they have 4 standalone villas named Villas Banana Verde.  Each of these two-story villas come with private plunge pool and full kitchen. Casa Las Brisas, sister property of Hotel Banana Azul, offers 4 rustic designed rooms boasting ocean views. If your not up for staying in large chain hotels and looking for a very calm and quiet one this place is for you.

Hotel Banana Azul
Apdo Postal 126-7304
Correo Puerto Viejo, Talamanca
70401 Costa Rica
Phone: 2750-2035 or 2756-8412
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hotel-banana-azul/
Website: https://www.bananaazul.com/

Hotel Maritza

maritza If you are looking for a hotel located close to Puerto Viejo Beach, Hotel Maritza is a perfect choice. Not only that, it’s only a 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Located right across the Caribbean sea, Hotel Maritza is so soothing.  The cafe next door is awesome and you will find anything you could need or want just within walking distance. The rooms are well equipped with air condition, small refrigerator, and cable TV. This hotel offers hot water and in-room safe.

Avenida 73 | Calle 213 and 215
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica


Tiare` Cafeteria

Run by a couple, Tiare` Cafeteria is one of the most popular restaurants in this area. Perfect for breakfast. Everything they make is fresh and tasty. The menu has a nice variety of food: crepes, vanilla ice cream, homemade almond cream and bitter chocolate, French toast, omelettes and pancake.

Tiare` Cafeteria
200 metros sur de Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo | 200 Metros sur de Salsa BravaPuerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 8426 7920

Cafe Rico

Cafe Rico If you are a fan of Home to some of home-roasted coffee, Cafe Rico is waiting for you with a great surprise! Cafe Rico is one of the very few places where you will find Puerto Viejo’s best home-roasted coffee. It’s an awesome, cozy breakfast spot in Puerto Viejo for tourists looking for good coffee and freshly made juice. Great rustic atmosphere! And best of all, each item served is cooked from fresh ingredients.

Cafe Rico
217 / Ave 69
Frente a Cabinas Casa VerdePuerto Viejo de Talamanca
7304, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 2750 0510

El Refugio Grill

El Refugio Grill Bit tricky to find, El Refugio Grill is hidden away in the lush vegetation, just overlooking the breathtaking forest of Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Situalted between Punta Uva and Manzanillo, this Argentinian Restaurant offers some delicate plates and cocktails prepared by a great Argentinian chef. Are you a big an of Argentinian and Chilean wines? Try El Refugio Grill.

El Refugio Grill
200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2759 9007

La Pecora Nera

La-Pecora-Nera La Pecora Nera is one of the very few restaurants in that area that serve delicious authentic Italian cuisine. The Italian chef Ilario Giannoni has customized the menu such a way that is not very varied, but everything is delicious. They offer tasty Italian seafood and pasta dishes. The atmosphere is awesome with beautiful lighting including your own candle. It’s the only Italian restaurant in this area that successfully maintains the Caribbean vibe.

La Pecora Nera
3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle
Puerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 2750 0490


downtown Hanging out downtown

Many Costa Rinans believe there’s no better place to hang out in Puerto Viejo than the downtown area. And there may be no place in Puerto Viejo that has the enthusiastic and positive that currently exists downtown. Hang out on the streets downtown can be a great way to make new friends.

Mango Sunset

Do you love dancing with the music? Want to enjoy Caribbean twerking? Mango Sunset is the place for you. Music and dance are perhaps the best known mood elevators known to the world. Just pop up there on any Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday evening to enjoy local musical groups performing Rock, Reggae, Salsa, or Latin Jazz. Dancing with music at Mango Sunset makes you feel good because it makes you feel so alive.

Koki Beach

koki-beach It’s an excellent effort to capture the essence of true Costa Rica and its eco friendly nature. They have built this beautiful place using recycled elements. You will feel the eco friendly vibe as soon as you enter the place. It’s cozy, well designed and cool as they spent much time in the design, art and upkeep of the facility. Service as well as food is excellent.

Attractions and Activities:

Punta Uva Beach

A fantastic a real natural beach for swimming and snorkeling. Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities among the Caribbeans. It’s an extra ordinary experience to relax in the clear, warm water. Swimming in Punta Uva Beach is a personal exploration of the entire circumference of this pocket paradise.

The Jaguar Rescue Centre

The Jaguar Rescue Centre is not only an animal rescue centre, it’s a rehabilitation centre that helps mistreated, injured, or orphaned animals to rejoin the wild. It’s an amazing shelter and a very well run place. JRC has been working to provide veterinary medical services, 24/7 care and shelter to animals that would otherwise be unable to survive in the rainforest or the sea of the Caribbean. They try to rescue, heal, and release the wild animals that are brought to the centre for care. Dedicated staff and selfless volunteers work tirelessly to help these animals.

Caribe Horse Riding Club

Horseback rides in the sea have become a reality and one of the most popular pursuits for vacationers in Costa Rica. Caribe Horse Riding Club offers quality horseback riding on the caribbean side of Costa Rica. You can enjoy a fun-filled time of horseback riding away from your resort. Explore your surroundings while riding a horse.

Cahuita-National-Park Cahuita National Park:

With its 1,097 hectares of jungle area, Cahuita National Park is nestled along the sea. You can enjoy watching wild life like howler monkeys, eyelash pit viper snakes, white-nosed coatis, sloths and different species of colorful birds. Several beaches are protected by this national park that allow its visitors to explore amazing underwater lives. With the help of a guide, you can go for snorkeling to the protected coral reef.

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