Puerto Viejo is a beautiful town located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. With gleaming unspoilt beaches, lush vegetation and an idyllic ambience, it is a veritable tropical paradise. What’s more, the coastline of Puerto Viejo offers some of the best surfing waters in this part of the world. Riding the Salsa Brava waves is touted as an unforgettable experience by seasoned surfers. For wildlife enthusiasts, the Jaguar Rescue Center as well as the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge are prime attractions for their wealth of rainforest flora and fauna. Watch the sun go down as you stroll along the Playa Negra beach, and then head into town to immerse yourself in its vibrant mix of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri cultures over some great music and food.
Laid-back Beach Town
Dense Tropical Landscapes
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Aguas Claras is an elegant beachfront hotel along the Caribbean Coast at the Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo. With the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park nearby, expect occasional encounters with exotic birds and butterflies as well.
Le Cameleon stands by the Caribbean Coast of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo. The refreshing world of this elegant boutique hotel features the verdant green of its tropical gardens, along with the pristine white and polished hardwood tones of its furnishings.