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Puerto Viejo Places to Stay

In Puerto Viejo, everything's close to the beach. While you may not always be right on the beach, you're only ever a short stroll from having your toes in the sand. With hostels, cabins, bungalows, hotel rooms and rental homes, Puerto Viejo's sure to have a little something for everyone.

With that in mind, you can enjoy the nightlife as well as a slew of low- and mid-range hotels in central Puerto Viejo and across Playa Negra, or you can spend your nights in a more natural setting among the mid- to high-range hotels that line the beaches farther south along Playa Cocles and Playa Chiquita.

Central Puerto Viejo

Bars, restaurants and most of Puerto Viejo's nightlife emanates outward from the town center. It's also where you find most of the town's services and facilities including the largest grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and souvenir shops. Nestled right along the coast beside Playa Chino, Parquecito and Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo's close to the beach and a dozen different low- and mid-range hostels, bungalows and hotels.

  • For $10 to $20 a night you can find hostels with private and shared dorms; hot water, fans, cable and Wi-Fi. Some hostels include breakfast while others offer fully-equipped kitchens.
  • For about $40 to $65 per night, you'll find hotel rooms and bungalows close to the beach with private bathrooms, hot water, Wi-Fi, fans and pools. Some serve breakfast, but it's not included in the room rate.

Playa Negra

Playa Negra's smile stretches seven miles from ear to ear connecting Cahuita National Park to Puerto Viejo. Along this stretch you'll find low- and mid-priced lodging among the area's hotels, bungalows and hostels, some of which are very close to central Puerto Viejo, without out all the noise.

  • For $10 to $20 a night you can find hostels with private or shared dorms; hot water, fans, cable and Wi-Fi close to the beach and to town. Some hostels include breakfast while others offer fully-equipped kitchens.
  • For about $50 to $100 per night with breakfast, you'll find hotel rooms and bungalows close to the beach with private bathrooms, hot water, Wi-Fi, fans and pools.

Playa Cocles

Across the street from the golden sands of Playa Cocles, visitors will find plenty of mid- and high-range options, as well as a few restaurants, cafés and bars.

  • For about $60 to $100 per night, you'll find hotel rooms and bungalows close to the beach with private bathrooms, hot water, Wi-Fi, fans and pools. Most include breakfast.
  • For $200 to $300 per night, you'll find luxury accommodations with queen-size beds, fans, A/C, Plasma TVs, cable, Wi-Fi, Ipod docks, mini-bars and safety deposit boxes close to the beach with breakfast included.

Playa Chiquita

As visitors head farther south toward Punta Uva and Manzanillo along Route 36, the jungle envelops the views of the beach. More tranquil and more natural than central Puerto Viejo, Playa Chiquita offers a more relaxing and luxurious low- to high-priced accommodations that include bungalows, hotels and rental homes. In addition, Playa Chiquita has a handful of well-respected restaurants, small grocery stores and gift shops.

  • For about $50 to $100 per night, you'll find hotel rooms and bungalows with private bathrooms, hot water, Wi-Fi, fans and pools.
  • For about $250 to $300 per night, you'll find rental homes with two bedrooms, full-equipped kitchens, patios and private hot tubs, Wi-Fi, fans and safety deposit boxes; nearby the beach.

Main Hotels in Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo Travel Guide

Puerto Viejo Weather

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75°F (24°C) Cloudy

Humidity: 96%

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Puerto Viejo Tides

Friday, May 24, 2019
High 3:46 a.m. 0.59 ft. (0.18 m.)
Low 10:58 a.m. -0.66 ft. (-0.2 m.)
High 5:47 p.m. 0.23 ft. (0.07 m.)
Low 9:41 p.m. 0 ft. (0 m.)

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