Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a small, relaxed seaside town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Situated south of the city of Limón between the smaller villages of Cahuita and Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo’s warm turquoise waters, long stretches of stunning beaches and laid back Caribbean vibe make it an essential destination for surfers, backpackers and travelers of all kinds from across the globe. MAP IT
Once just a small fishing village, Puerto Viejo’s idyllic atmosphere and friendly, reggae-style attitude have made it an increasing draw for tourists. Add to that the area’s fabulous surfing waves at the famous Salsa Brava, lush green jungle, banana plantations and surrounding scenic rivers, and it’s easy to see why a wide range of accommodations, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes have sprung up in the tiny town center. Many foreigners have fallen so in love with Puerto Viejo they’ve decided to make it their permanent or vacation home.
With its blend of Afro-Caribbean descendants, indigenous Costa Ricans and enamored expats, Puerto Viejo charms visitors with its unique mix of people and cultures.
So kick back, crack a coconut, and experience “Pura Vida”.