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Puerto Viejo Travel Guide: 158 reviews and 265 photos

On the muggy Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, towns still remain undeveloped to the plague of tourism that has infested the entire country like locusts. Puerto Viejo remains calm, tranquil, and little- known to most except for those in the low-budget backpacking scene. Almost all accomodations are family businesses; yay for supporting the local economy instead of providing my bastard country with more bucks than they need.* Come here before it too becomes like the rest of CR.

*p.s. i really don't hate my own country, i am just rather anti-corporate

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:the laid back and diverse atmosphere
  • Cons:sand flies...bite my ass and everything else
  • In a nutshell:beaches, beers, reggae
  • Last visit to Puerto Viejo: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 28, 2005
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  • Jun 26, 2007 at 12:33 PM

    you should have kicked it and find out

  • Oct 3, 2006 at 6:05 AM

    Have they built it up again, anyone tat knows...

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    Jun 29, 2006 at 2:31 PM

    Aside from the eyeful you got at the beach, Puerto Viejo must have agreed with you...regards from New Jersey!

  • Lidrokz's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2006 at 12:32 PM

    I just wanted to add that we were just in Puerto Viejo Jan./06 & regret to inform that it appears the Bambu has burned to the ground! So sad! It was a great party place!! Try the Chili Rojo Sunset Bar for the same sort of feel! Lidrokz

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2005 at 3:52 PM

    The crabs are smaller than we get in Labrador, LOL :-) Cheers aras!

  • quime's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 8:43 AM

    Maybe the best place on Costa Rica and not too expensed as CR used to be!

  • NC_Ziggy's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2005 at 12:15 PM

    Yellow & Orange pus, white buttocks, weiners both in and out of the bun, and sand flies! My Sara, you still have it, Girl! You Flaunt It! ;-) You never disapoint... Best Wishes Always!

  • chodearm's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2005 at 8:58 AM

    I am done going north after Canada, Yuki and I claim only south for a while.

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 7:13 PM

    sun roasted wieners, eh ? what a menu... :-) beautiful beach indeed.

  • Jun 12, 2005 at 10:30 PM

    a lovely tip for the sausage crew. sounds like these central american countries are the places to go for cheap sausage, with no viewing charges! butt naked sausages... nice indeed!

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