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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel. Branching out from its long-held reputation as a surfer's paradise, the town's seaside areas offer thriving, hedonistic nightlife spots and a good number of fusion restaurants to supplement the attraction of the big and powerful waves that arrive on the beaches here. Head just off the main commercial roads, and holidays in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca go down a couple of gears, with local families savoring life in one of many small eateries and pleasant town squares. Exploring the surrounding areas of rainforest and farmland, visitors catch sights of howler monkeys, tropical birds, and abundant fruit trees. Make your Costa Rica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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Side trips from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Cahuita National Park Cahuita
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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica Cahuita
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Nature Observatorio Manzanillo
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Tarantulas Way Cahuita
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Hidden gems in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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La Ceiba
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Finca La Isla
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Indulgence Spa Cocles
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Playa Cocles Cocles
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Farmers Market
La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita
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Playa Negra
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Wildlife in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 4 hours
Fishing Charter / Tour
Wahoo Fishing & Tours
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Shopping in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Choco
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Escapade Costa Rica Tours
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World heritage site
La Amistad International Park Osa Peninsula
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Veragua Rainforest Park Puerto Limon
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Spas
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Where to stay in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers an excellent selection of accommodations, most of which cluster along the coastline to the north. Many lie on or just off the main highway, Route 256, which runs through the center of town. Budget-friendly accommodations abound here, with a plethora of youth hostels and beachfront bed and breakfasts, as well as a large selection of mid-range hotels.
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