Articles Tagged ‘Costa Rica beaches’

Postcard Perfect: Puerto Viejo de Limon, Talamanca

Postcard Perfect: Puerto Viejo de Limon, Talamanca March 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Pristine beaches along the Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast are some of the country’s most prized treasures, and they are kept in tip-top shape by eco-conscious community members who paint the young coconut tree barks white and sweep the sand for debris after debaucherous weekends. Just onshore...

Top 10 Places to Meet Locals in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Top 10 Places to Meet Locals in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Salsa Brava To meet locals in Puerto Viejo, one need do no more than pull into town. On the bus or the road into or out of town is the number one local meeting site. Once you’ve crossed the bridge and spotted the barge in the water on your left, locals will be there to greet and guide you, and...

Best Views in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Best Views in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Costa Rica is a shutter bug’s dream come true, and on the Caribbean coast the raw beauty of the landscape elicits gasp effects even from seasoned travelers. From Cahuita to Manzanillo, there are numerous view points worth seeking out and pausing to savor. While you’re taking in the views,...

5 Places to Propose in Puerto Viejo de Limon

5 Places to Propose in Puerto Viejo de Limon October 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Feeling lucky in love? Hoping to get hitched in 2012? Pop the question in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica and chances are your amor will answer affirmatively, and if she or he is anything like me, it will be a resounding “Si! Si! Si!” There’s something magical about this far-flung enclave on...

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Viejo

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Viejo October 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Some days it rains, other days it shines, mostly, it does lots of both in Puerto Viejo de Limon. This little Caribbean village is brimming with activities for all kinds of weather, but keep in mind that relaxing and enjoying la pura vida is probably the best thing you can do while you’re here....

Blue Calm Belies Stormy Skies in Puerto Viejo

Blue Calm Belies Stormy Skies in Puerto Viejo October 20, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
This picture was taken on Friday morning, just before the annual mountain bike race swept through town, from the edge of Pan Pay bakery, a favorite place of mine and lots of locals in the morning. The coral reef here forms placid pools ideal for wading, swimming, and snorkeling where Johnny’s Place...

South Caribbean: Costa Rica’s Best Beaches

South Caribbean: Costa Rica’s Best Beaches July 20, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Punta Uva Beach Pirates discovered Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast long ago, but its true treasures are still intact. Turquoise water meets a narrow swath of sand that turns from black to white to gold all within just over 6 miles, and depending on the beach, visitors can swim, snorkel, surf,...

Free Things to Do in Puerto Viejo

Free Things to Do in Puerto Viejo July 12, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
From dawn ’til dusk, Puerto Viejo is chalk full of free things to do, especially if you like nature and the outdoors. Since transportation is hardly cheap these days, these free things to do may all be done on foot. Brightly colored maps of Puerto Viejo are invaluable to new arrivals, and are available...

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Happy Camping on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast June 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Camping Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica From Manzanillo-Gandoca National Park to Cahuita, the beaches of Puerto Viejo are ideal for camping, and it’s becoming quite the popular option for budget travelers, tent-pitching affionados, and unlikely adventure seekers alike. Although camping is supposed to be limited...

Excellent Diving, Snorkeling Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean

Excellent Diving, Snorkeling Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean May 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
May is the first month of Costa Rica’s official and legendary rainy reason, but conditions have been unseasonably sunny and clear along the Caribbean coast this month, making for some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities of the year. Above, low tide and placid water in front of  Reef...