Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Laundry-doers enjoy free coffee here, excellent bonus.
Tucked behind the hubbub of the main drag, Cafe Rico beckons to weary travelers with signs promoting its "Damn good coffee," which indeed it delivers, and then some. Cafe Britt, this local expert's favorite brand of Costa Rican coffee, is on tap here, as are a healthy selection of breakfast and brunch plates, too- but that's not all. Cafe Rico also rents bikes, has do-it-yourself laundry services, and boasts an admirable array of used books and local handicrafts for sale. Shady and secluded, this spot is great for getting cozy with a cappuccino or languishing over a tasty brunch.