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PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

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PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

SAME QUESTION ... DIFFERENT COAST. We are also staying in PV for a week. We want to do some snorkeling. Where should we consider? Is the only good snorkeling accessed via boat? We do have a car and would gladly drive a couple hours for "that special place." Your guidance is totally appreciated!

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1. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

When the conditions are good it is great, but sometimes it is poor depending on the waves and rain that week

on boats/tours>

Cahuita with a guide and boat is great

A dolphin/snorkel trip out towards Punta Mona is great too

without a boat>

-Puerto Viejo has some decent snorkeling downtown out in front of Stanfords/Jonnys place etc

- Playa chiquita from the main beach north is good if it is calm

-Punta Uva on the north side all around the rocky point

_Punta Uva on the S side by the point and just S of arecife rest. is where most of the boat tours bring people and also out in front of the sandy Punta Uva proper

-Manzanillo from Maxis S all along the coast to Punta Mona if it is calm.

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2. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

Biriba is 100% correct!

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3. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

I do a lot of Kayaking in PV area...I really like what I see around Punta Uva...many times ...cross in my way with a lot of happy people that love the snorkeling around there!

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4. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

If it's calm... some of the best snorkeling is right in the "port" area downtown PV. The reef there is gorgeous and has lots of fish. But it has to be very calm and you want to be sure to have a diver down flag. Punta Uva would be my second choice. If you want to go on a boat, drive up to Cahuita - gorgeous!

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5. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

Awesome information everyone! We are hoping for some calm clear seas. Can anyone recommend a boat at Chuita or Manzanillo? Our flight is Saturday so we are very excited!

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6. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

Check Aquamor down in Manzanillo. They're within walking distance of Maxi's and have boat trips as well as kayaks for rent. We snorkeled right off the beach just south of Maxi's and had a great time. The reef there has waves breaking on it but also lots of fish and coral.

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7. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

The guys at Maxi´s will know a good boat...nice people around there and maybe a good lobster with rice and beans while waiting for the boat!

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8. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

At Maxi's, don't forget to order some fried Yuca!

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9. Re: PV Snorkling ... wiithout a boat

Cubanon ... we had the Yucca ... bizarre! The food was fabulous ... Maxi's knows grilling like very few!!! What a great place ... highly recommended!!!!

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