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Caribbean Paradise

An October 2000 trip to Puerto Viejo by scooby

Quote: The locals (such as Patrick, the unofficial leisure consultant) say there was nothing here five years ago except for some rastas, palm trees, and a whole lot of fresh lobster. As one tourist said to me, ¨This is a perfect place to do nothing.¨

Caribbean Paradise

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Overview

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There´s a forest trail to Playa Cocles which sets you upon a succession of beaches that go all the way to Panama. Punta Uva, Playa grande, Manzanillo. They are all good. Bring a snorkel if it´s flat, a surf board if it´s rocking.Quick Tips: Don´t confuse this place with Puero Viejo Sarapiqui. I got on the wrong bus. Allow some extra time here if you decide to stay. People get stuck here. I saw one guy with his bags packed at the front desk get his key back 10 minutes before his bus was to go and stay another 3 days. Another guy, when asked about the previous night´s events, asked bewildered, ¨How long have I been here?¨ My original two days turned into two weeks. Watch out for the...Read More

Hotel Puerto Viejo

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Hotel

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As the proprieter puts it, ¨This hotel reminds me of that game mouse trap.¨ There seems to be room strewn everywhere. There´s one underneath a set of stairs and one in the back that has a palm tree growing out of it. The first story rooms in the front are real dark and dank and it is worth the extra 2$ to get a cabina in the back. (7$ total). This is a haven for European and North American travellers, a very welcoming scene. The thing that really sold me was the Monday night Football in the reception.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 10, 2000

Hotel Puerto Viejo
Village of Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Piraña

Restaurant

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Piraña, with its southern Californian chef, is the best food in Costa Rica. Baja Fresh food. Black Beans prevail. Gordo Burritos so big you have to eat it with a knife and fork. Come here hungry.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 10, 2000

Piraña
Hotel Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

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