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About Puerto viejo de talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, which is a Caribbean paradise where you will enjoy the sea, sand and sun, is located in southeastern Costa Rica, about 22 kilometers southeast of Puerto Limon province that is close to the Panama border. The city, which was once a fishing village, has become livelier in the course of time with the discovery of its beauties. The city is today known as one of the most popular surfing destinations of the world. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, which is located in an exotic nature, welcomes many surfers who want to dance with the waves of the famous Salsa Brava beach. In addition to surfing in the waters having strong tides and currents, you can enjoy snorkelling, canoeing or diving in the living corals of Manzanillo and Cahuita. You can also discover its tropical nature by a horse or enjoy mountain biking in the region of Manzanillo. The city represents a unique local culture with its Afro-Caribbean people. You can visit the mountainsides where the biggest local tribe of Costa Rica lives.  

You can spend an entertaining and relaxing holiday thanks to the comfortable atmosphere of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. You can also enjoy the dynamic nightlife of the Caribbean with its bars, restaurants and discos. The city, which has many attractive points like its environment consisting of colorful houses, Talamanca Indian Reserve, Cahuita National Park and Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge where you can see the wildlife, is surrounded by palm trees. In the south of the city, there are fantastic beaches like Playa Chiquita, Playa Cocles and Playa Negra. You can have long walks on the white and black sandy beaches and see the monkeys on the trees. In the city, there are many communities protecting the many animals of the wildlife particularly Iguana and Jaguar Rescue Center.

One of the most enjoyable moments that you will experience in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca will be the visit to CariBbeans. While travelling in the cacao forests, don’t forget to stop by the tasting rooms offering the produced chocolates. 

The distance between the city center and San Jose Airport, which is the closest airport to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, is 163 kilometers. You can provide your transportation by using the shuttles departing from the airport. You can also evaluate other options like getting on a taxi or renting a car.

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