Indian, tico and hippyesque counterculture, this small port town is an anthropological study in itself. A mere 11 miles (18 km) from Cahuita, Puerto Viejo is accessible via Highway 36 or by simply walking south, along the beach
"Tamara's restaurant was excellent food & value. The Monkey bke rental was great. Could give info on bus schedule ahead of time. Playa Manzanillo is worth visiting while in area. Can bike or bus. "
"We loved Puerto Viejo even despite the rain!! Definitely cycle down to Punta Uva!"
"It is more of beautiful & pristine beaches with more of a cultural experience of the Caribbean, rather than truly nature lovers paradise as monteverde"
"We thought Puerto Viejo was a bit crowded and touristy for our taste. The best part about this trip was the snorkeling, our hike on the beach and the Jaguar Rescue Center!"
"By far, the best experience with locals! You feel like part of the town as soon as you're there."