Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

A PLACE WHERE THE OCEAN AND THE JUNGLE MEET IN PERFECT HARMONY

 

Prepare for kayaking in the rivers, jungle night walks and turtle/ animal/ bird watching. Turquoise beaches to snorkel, scuba dive and surf.  A town with many yoga and spiritual centers, many great alternative healers and doctors. A spot light for organic chocolatiers, organic coffee shops and amazing variety of restaurants to enjoy delicious meals.  This is a multicultural region with afrocaribbean heritage, calypso music and fires by the beach, mixed with the indigenous cosmovision and their natural knowledge. A magical place where people from all around the world gather to enjoy and dance!

 

 

Things to do

Beach

Finca Tierra is 1.5 miles from Cocles beach. If you take North from Cocles beach you will get to Puerto Viejo town in about 30 minute slow walk. Usually we go there for the night life and shopping! - From the bottom of our road, going south for 10 minutes walk you will find the surfing beach break. Next is Playa Chiquita beach with cristal clear water pools, great if you want to swim and snorkel. Followed by Punta Uva, clear emerald waters, next to a river where you can kayak and walk up to an espectacular view point. Arrecife beach is right next to Punta Uva, and it has the most pristine turquoise waters for snorkel and swim with shade from the jungle, feeling you are in paradise. At the end of Arrecife you will find Playa Grande, Manzanillo, right next to the Gandoca National Park, crossing a yellow/red river you will find amazing hidden beaches and little islands. A must see! From Finca Tierra to Manzanillo is a 3 hour beach walk. But you can also rent a bike right next to the entrance of our street, or take a bus.

Waterfalls

There are several waterfalls in our region, but the most famous ones are in Bri Bri indigenous community.

Surf Lession

You can rent boards and get surf lessons at Beach Break in Cocles, but we must recommend using Surf the Jungle school. They give Finca Tierra students a discount and the teacher Misael Brown is a well known local surfer, good teacher with a kind heart, lots of patience and great surfing skills. 

 

 

Wildlife

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Snorkel / Kayak

At Punta Uva beach you will find Pacho, a local fun friend that rents the kayaks for a very reasonable price. You can kayak at the beach or the river, where you will see turtles, monkeys, birds and beautiful jungle canals.

 

 

Horse Back Riding

On Finca Tierras road you will find the best horse back ridding club, with well treated horses and good turist guides, to ride along the beach and into the jungle. Amazing experience!

Clypso Night

There are live reggae concerts almost every day in Puerto Viejo town. But if you want to listen to the local music Calypso, you will find a beautiful bar at Playa Chiquita 30 minute walk from Finca Tierra, where you can dance to real live calypso on Saturday nights!


Places to eat

Our region has the most amazing restaurants with a wide variety of foods. Some of our favorites are Lidias Place (Puerto Viejo), Selvin's (Punta Uva), and Maxi's (Manzanillo) for local caribbean food. Stashus confusion (Puerto Viejo) for fusion very tasty and original food. Koki Beach (Puerto Viejo) best Cocktails in town, fusion food and great ambience, beach front. Amimodo (Puerto Viejo) italian, beach front. Cafe Viejo (Puerto Viejo) italian, awesome pizzas. El Refugio ( Playa Grande), spanish/argentinian only for dinner, romantic. Bread and chocolate (Puerto Viejo) best breakfast place in town.

Other coffee shops like Como en mi casa (Puerto Viejo) vegetarian/vegan mediterranean. Caribbeans Coffee (Cocles) chocolaterie and coffee, beach front. And Dreadnut coffee shop (Puerto Viejo). Casa del pan (Cocles) bakery and restaurant.

Puerto Viejo

Cafe Viejo, only for dinner

Stashus confusion, only for dinner

Koki Beach, only for dinner

Amimodo

Como en mi casa, vegetarian/vegan mediterranean

Lidias Place

Dreadnut coffee shop

Bread and chocolate

Cocles

Caribbeans Coffee, chocolaterie and coffee, beach front

Casa del pan, bakery and restaurant.

 

Punta Uva

Playa Grande

Manzanillo

Selvin's, local caribbean food

El Refugio, spanish/argentinian only for dinner, romantic.

Maxi's, local caribbean food.