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17 Best and Fun Things To Do In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

There is no other Costa Rica destination like Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, where beauty, culture, and wildlife come together in a way that no other place does. From its pristine beaches to its beautiful rainforest, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca has something for everyone.

Costa Rica’s southeastern coast town is one of those wonderful destinations where you stay longer than expected. Sip fresh coconut juice on deserted beaches while spotting wild sloths or monkeys, sample raw chocolate, or visit the quaint roadside stalls. What keeps visitors coming back to Puerto Viejo is the multitude of charming tiki bars, fresh food, wildlife resorts, local cycling adventures, and tropical beach delights.

This Costa Rican paradise is sure to make for a sunny holiday you’ll never forget. Check out the list below to find some of the most worthwhile places to visit during your time in Puerto Viejo.

The 17 Most Popular Things To Do In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

17. Talamanca family art

4.3 ★★★★☆ (4 reviews)

Location: Patino Homecreek Limon Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tel:  8490-4610

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16. Ride The Rainforest Costa Rica

5.0 ★★★★★ (14 reviews)

Location: Punta Cocles Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tel:  8307-0118

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15. Finca Tierra Permaculture

5.0 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)


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Location: Cocles Puerto Viejo Limon

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14. Pick Up Nativo Adventures

4.9 ★★★★★ (26 reviews)

Location: M632+F93 Patino Limon

Tel:  8810-4297

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13. Ara Manzanillo

4.7 ★★★★★ (142 reviews)


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Location: J8G8+93F Limon Province Limon

Tel:  8971-1436

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12. Playa Punta Uva

4.8 ★★★★★ (261 reviews)

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11. Cacao Trails – Museo de Cacao

4.7 ★★★★★ (265 reviews)


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Location: Cahuita Punta Riel Limon Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tel:  2750-0150

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10. Bri Bri waterfalls

4.5 ★★★★★ (303 reviews)


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Location: J5MQ+53J Limon Province

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9. Talamanca Chocolate

5.0 ★★★★★ (21 reviews)

Location: Unnamed Rd. Limon Entrada Pan Dulce al fondo Limon Province Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tel:  8910-9318

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8. Finca la Isla Permaculture Farm, Plant Nursery and Botanical Garden

4.3 ★★★★☆ (63 reviews)

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Location: Limon Province Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tel:  8829-4929

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4.7 ★★★★★ (90 reviews)


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Location: playa chiquita puerto viejo limon

Tel:  8786-2229

6. PURE Jungle Spa

4.7 ★★★★★ (108 reviews)

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Location: Across from Rocking J’s Hotel  Limon Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Tel:  2756-8413

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5. Playa Negra

4.7 ★★★★★ (130 reviews)

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4. Playa Chiquita

4.8 ★★★★★ (268 reviews)

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3. Playa Cocles

4.7 ★★★★★ (277 reviews)

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2. Playa Puerto Viejo

4.8 ★★★★★ (643 reviews)

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Location: M65X+98X Limon Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

1. Jaguar Rescue Center

4.7 ★★★★★ (2,452 reviews)

Location: In front of Villas del Caribe Limon Punta Cocles

Tel:  2750-0710

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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