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Puerto Viejo Beach

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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+506 2750 2020
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This public beach is popular with surfers.

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Great beach!

Beautiful, quiet beach surrounded by the greenery of the rainforest yet within easy walk of the town for cafes, restaurants and shops.

Reviewed 1 week ago
DemBones4
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Harrogate, United Kingdom

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small surf town and beach. With one of the best surf waves, salsa brava is in front. Nice place to stay.

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Thank Maico H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches I've been to in my life. Saw a sloth in the tree above us during the daytime. Make sure you're okay with a couple stray dogs coming up to you, though.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, quiet beach surrounded by the greenery of the rainforest yet within easy walk of the town for cafes, restaurants and shops.

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

its the closest beach in town so it has that going for it, but if you have a chance to see the best beaches in the area head south to playa chiquita or punta uva!

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Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach we were taken to had old rusted lounge chairs, we had to use restrooms in the back of the hotel we were taken to to use the beach....The write up from the tour operator to Norwegian Cruise Line stated the most exotic beach in central america....NOT!!!!! The sand was gray until you got your feet wet then turned... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place,good people great adventure. I did a lot of thinks and I'll be back as son as I can .....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, rooms, food, and location. Directly across the street from Playa Cocles. Get up early and enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Puerto Viejo is a very busy place with people from all over the world. The beach is very beautiful and is a great place to watch the sun rise and set. I would highly recommend finding a nice little place to sit and have a meal or a drink and watch the ocean as well as the swimmers and the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is but a few steps from the hotel we stayed at. The sand is nice and fine, there are few crowds and it does have lifeguards on duty at least some of the time. My only concern is there are rip tides present, so you don't want to go out too far. The beach is flagged, we saw... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this beautiful beach of powdery smooth sand. We shared it with only two other couples the day we were there. The water was clear and warm, the the waves were medium strong. The bay reminded me of "Bali Hai".

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