Puerto Viejo is one of the most popular destinations on the southern Caribbean coast, 55kms south of Limon. This coastal village has a range of small-scale hotels where you can experience the relaxed lifestyle which is a blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri Indian influences.
Its waves, including the famous Salsa Brava, attract surfers from all parts of the globe. As well as enjoying beach life you can visit national parks including Cahuita and Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge during your stay here and take bike rides to explore the local area.
Relax Caribbean style at this beautiful beachfront property on Playa Cocles.
An attractive, intimate hotel set by Cocles beach and flanked by tropical rainforest on the relaxed Caribbean coast.
A top quality eco-hotel with world-class facilities on the Pacific coast near Manuel Antonio National Park.
An ecolodge on the south Caribbean coast a short stroll from the beach and with easy access to the rainforest.
Time: GMT -6 hours
The flying time is about 12 hours from the UK. There are now direct flights from the UK using British Airways. We work with all the major airlines and can offer flights from the UK or via the USA, Panama or a European hub. With the connection times you are looking at around 15 or 16 hours.
Language: Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica
Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
There are no compulsory vaccinations.