Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo is a small
to medium sized Caribbean village on the Atlantic
coast of Costa Rica, south of Puerto Limon.
Famed for its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful beaches,
and rich mix of Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Bribri
indigenous culture, Puerto Viejo is becoming an
increasingly popular tourist destination. The town
of Puerto Viejo is rustic and charming. The only
paved road is the main highway which runs along
the coast from Limon to Manzanillo.
The rest of the streets are dirt-paved,
lined with hotels, restaurants, shops, and Caribbean
style dwellings. The people of Puerto Viejo are
open and friendly to tourists, and know how to show
visitors a good time.Puerto Viejo has an exciting
night-life, with several discos, nightclubs, hotels,
restaurants and bars which do a lively business.
If you're looking for drinks and dancing, or just
a place to relax and enjoy a good meal, Puerto Viejo
is the place to go.Puerto Viejo is renowned for
its beautiful beaches. The famous Salsa Brava beach
in Puerto Viejo is an excellent surfing spot (experts
only!). The harbour after which Puerto Viejo is
named is calm and peaceful, with beautiful still
blue waters and inviting shores.
The harbour usually has a few local
fishing boats docked there, but is not used as a
major marina. Several bars and discos are located
right on the beach, making this a great spot to
hang out at night. Most of the people in Puerto
Viejo speak at least some English, as well as Spanish
and often Patois (the local Caribbean dialect),
so if you are an English-speaking tourist you should
have an easy time communicating.
Tourists come here from all over
the world, and Puerto Viejo is a great place to
meet international travellers from many exotic countries.Dispite
the recent rise in the tourist trade, Puerto Viejo
has managed to maintain its small-town atmosphere
and rustic local appeal. Most of the businesses
in town are small and operated by the owners. In
the streets, local artists and artisans sell their
wares. The atmosphere is laid back and slow paced.
Puerto Viejo is a great place to relax on the beautiful
Caribbean shores of Costa Rica. Come and join us
here in paradise! Pura Vida!