256, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Scuba dive, grab a bite, tuck in for the night.
Sunrise is a bright spot along the main drag in the center of Puerto Viejo, well located for exploring the town itself and Caribbean reef a few meters away. Aqua sports are the main adventures on tap, and Sunrise serves as a scuba dive center with all the gear available for rent, while fishing trips and snorkeling excursions are arranged here, too. The place is a refreshing take on the traditional hostel, offering a range of accommodations from indoor camping, in your tent or theirs, for as little as five dollars per night, to private rooms with hot showers for about $20 per person. Clean and well maintained if not a little on the cramped side, Sunrise shines with its friendly service and guest benefits. The open air cafe upstairs serves international fare, and Sunrise claims the fastest internet service in town.