do the cruise ships dock near town?
are there any areas near P.V. that might be suitable for nude sunbathing and swimming?
What is the weather like from July0August? I know it will be rainy season, but does that mean there won't be any sun? Don't mind if there's sun in the morning and rain later on, but if its cloudy/rainy all day then not sure i want to make the trip...
My friend and I are arriving and leaving in San Jose, and have 12 days total. Our first 4 days are in Arenal, then we have 3 undecided days, then 5 in Puerto Viejo before we leave.
Can anyone recommend a place to go that would be nice to see, in between Arenal and Puerto Viejo, but wouldn't add a lot of travel time?
What sort of information do I need if I am going to be kayaking to Bocas Del Toro from near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
Can I get an exit stamp from Puerto Viejo?
Where Do I get my entry paperwork stuff in Bocas, if I tie up to a marina, could they help out with the paperwork?
This might seem like a crazy adventure, but I've done lots and lots of trips like this in Alaska, with a tent and a Kayak... I am skilled in this endeavour. However do not know the legal mumbojumbo and need a little help.
Read that a guy on a bike got shot in the arm with a bb gun as he was biking earlier this month. What is going on with the safety issue there and do we need to have concerns biking???!!!
What main concerns are there???!!!!!!
We are driving from Liberia to Puerto Viejo and was wonder how long the drive will take and the best route?
I'm planning on being in Bocas Del Toro for a week and was thinking of taking a shuttle bus to Puerto Viejo for a night or so. I'm a lone female traveller and everything I read thus far about the area says there can be sketchiness with regards to crime. Has anyone been there that can offer some insight to the safety of the area and whether it is worth the hassle? Thanks
Is there a bus that runs from the Costa Rica side of the CR/Panama border to Puerto Viejo/Cocles?
Schedule, cost, location? I can just walk across the border from Panama, but I'll need a bus/taxi to move on.
To VTers in Puerto Viejo:
Does anyone need a temporary roommate in the Puerto Viejo/ Cahuita area? I am looking for a single room in a quiet 420-friendly place. Will be there two or three months, then return to Vermont in the spring. A reasonable guest house is also a possibility. Jungle and beach, hammock, quiet, a place to prepare simple meals, a room of my own. This is what I am looking for. Thanks for any offers or suggestions.
Hi, we will be arriving in San Jose airport in April 4:05pm and I am concerned how to get to La Costa De Papito since the last bus leaves at 4:00pm.
What are our options, we are family with 2 boys. How can we make it to Puerto Viejo less costly. what is a good place to stay in San Jose for the night?
As well we wanted to see Poas Volcano! How to go about from Puerto Viejo on May 8th to Alajuela, visit Poas Volcano, stay for the night and head back next day, May 9th to the airport, since we have a plane to catch at 12:20pm.
Any helpful tips greatly appreciated.
My husband I will be visiting Puerto Viejo this winter for 2 weeks. We want to do a tour to Bocas tel toro, preferably an over night tour at a hotel there, then return the next day.
Does anyone have any advice, any web links I can view, what are my best options for planning this. Any information would be helpful.
This will be our 2nd visit to Puerto Viejo. We visited 3 years ago and LOVED the area, we just did some local tours back then...sloth sanctuary, chocolate bri bri tour ect, can't wait to return again.
Punta Uva beach is really good ? In sorroundings are there supermarket or/and restaurants ? prices and quality ?
What is the better period of the year to go ?
I am going to Costa Rica for the first time in June. I have some questions that I'd like to pose to anywone that can answer.
1) What is the weather like there in June?
2) What are the best beaches to go to?
3) Is there anywhere to change money there, pound sterling?
4) How much do things cost, like how much is a can of coke?
With regards to San Jose can anyone tell me a reasonably priced hotel near the airport?
How much does it cost to get from San Jose to Puerto Viejo?
Thanks in advance!
I'll be staying in Puerto Viejo for two months this summer (June-August). I'm wondering how to do my banking...can you just withdraw from a local ATM using a US debit card? Anyone have suggestions about how to access my funds without having to bring a lot of cash (which would be hazardous and not smart). Thanks!
hey my fellow travellers,
i have one question for you. I was in Puerto Viejo (Limon area) in september and one local guy told me there was some movie made down in Puerto Viejo (or maybe close area). I was trying to find out the name of the movie but haven't managed to. Does anybody know the name of the movie? I would really like to watch it and remember this awesome place on the earth.
thanx a lot
Can you please tell me the name of the owner of el parquecito,I heard he is the owner of several venues as welland if possible his nationality,
Hello...I know my POSTED TITLE may sound silly...but...
Planning a 3 week stay in Puerto Viejo area. Would prefer to rent a small cottage or house with AIR CONDITIONING (in bedroom only...is fine). Prefer Cocles, Play Chiquita or Punta Uva.
Do any members living in Puerto Viejo area have any suggestions? We arrive June 2 leaving June 20th.
Thank you in advance for any "leads".
Several mentions of this Beach so far, but is it a great place to stay? I am looking at going there September for 4 weeks. Can you tell me if anyone has been to this part of CR and what are the high lights this country can offer at that time of the year? i am interested in clean budget beach accommodation and would like to see the major natural sights of the country comfortably during the month I am there. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
I'm planning on traveling to Puerto Viejo and Cahuita in CR soon and am wondering if I really need an SUV or is a regular car a possibility.
Last year I went to Jaco', Manuel Antonio on the pacific side and it was not a problem.
I know that in other areas of CR an SUV is a must, like parts of the Guanacaste coast and Monteverde if it's raining!
I am 32 and will be traveling solo to Costa Rica this winter. I will be spending about 5 days in the Puerto Viejo are and would love some input on where to stay.
I am looking for a place that is clean, nice and doesn't have to many bugs in the room. I would also like to stay in a place where other solo travelers or groups of single people tend to stay. You know where the action is whatever that may be.
Any suggestions are greatly apprecited!
Will someone please tell me how long it will take to drive from Arenal to Puerto Viejo an then from Puerto Viejo to Alajuela?
Thanks so much!!!
I am looking to rent a home/cabin/cottage on or close to the beach was hoping someone here would know of a way to do this as the internet has limited options. I need a place to rent that is relaxing and "out of the way". I would like to rent it from mid OCT to mid DEC. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
I am planning my very first solo trip this December and I would like to go to Costa Rica. Dose anyone have suggestions for what part of CR I should visit. Puerto Viejo looks cool, but I am not sure. I am interested in surfing but I would need to take lessons because I am not an experienced surfer. What are some of the fun must do things in CR?
Has any one ever stayed at the Chimuri Beach Cottages in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon?? If so....what did you think of it?
going to CR mid April. San Jose for 1,5day then to Cahuita, and Playa Cocles (any recommendations where to stay? and any must-do!?.. while there, will be greatly appreciated!
? El Encanto ? and Azenia Bunglows ?
Intend to rent a car from Tricolor (anyone with experience from them?).
Planning a visit to CR next Christmas 2006. How is the Treehouse? Ever stayed there? Is it as adventuresome as it appears? Any expertise appreciated. I like the unusual and this appears to qualify.
driving from arenal to les palm during november , any do`s or don`t besides not driving at night ???
going to be in coats rica early nov with wife anf 9 year old, rented a 4 wheel and planning to drive to arenal then to limon any do`s or don`t ???