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Puerto Viejo Beach

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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+506 2750 2020
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This public beach is popular with surfers.

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Puerto Viejo is a great beach for surfing and swimming. Nice waves to learn for beginner surfers and a long beach to walk as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
K8errm24
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Puerto Viejo is a great beach for surfing and swimming. Nice waves to learn for beginner surfers and a long beach to walk as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach and the atmosphere here is just beautiful. Worthwhile travelling for. Lots of restaurants and shops to explore and the beach is clean and great for swimming. Find the less busy areas and you will also have calmer waters.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful area for photos and nice warm water for swimming. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen! We had no problems finding an area of our own to hang out and to swim. We loved it!

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Thank cmr352
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to follow everyone's advice and contrary to my "straight line to the Pacific Coast" plan. Absolutely beautiful. Lots of traffic on small roads and definitely rent a bike, but everything that represents the Caribbean: warm waters and gentle waves and mellow people. I was advices to watch for crime, but people leave their bikes unlocked by the dozens.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much shoreline to share and the beach is not pristine but the town is amazing and the ocean is wonderful, so find a good spot and lock it down.

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Thank Leon M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please bare with me, English isn't my first language. I'll provide a few details on how to get from the San Jose international Airport to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Costa Rica (not to be confuse with the other puerto viejo on the Pacific aide). Step outside of the airport, walk 30 to 40 yards on the left hand side of... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the beach to ourselves and walked peacefully getting sun slashed of surf on our feet. We took many photos and rested on Lounge chairs under a tall tree with partial shade. Restful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

watch out for the big waves and strong undercurrent but so much fun! Pretty safe and plenty of places for a bite to eat. Nice stop!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice long beach. Awesome waves. Very pretty! Surfing competitions are held here, but if you walk a few minutes down the beach, you'll find calmer waters.

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Thank Cathy S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't swim here! Sewer and so much trash/plastic made it a place to leave! Disappointed after reading it is a beautiful beach, though long distance views are nice.

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