Over to the Caribean side: Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo Travel Blog

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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica: The grounds at my hotel.

I get up early and go to the bus station.  There are several bus stations in town so it is important to know which one to go to for where you want to go.  I get there a little bit before they open and get my ticket for the early bus to Puerto Viejo (de Talamanca).   There are two Puerto Viejo buses today for the two diferent Puerto Viejos in the country.  The other Puerto Viejo is in the mountains somewhere, I think.  Not where I want to go.  I am heading for the caribean!  The bus trip is not that bad.  It goes up over the mountains and then drops into some farming land with sugar cane, Pineapples and bananas.  There is a big Dole fruit factory near Limon, which I assume services the caribean coast for exports.  We stop at a bus terminal for lunch for a while in Limon and then head south down the coast to Puerto Viejo. 

I don't have a room reserved in Puerto Viejo so I am hoofing it around town looking for a room.  I have done a fair bit of research and know a few places to steer clear of and a few to check out.  I end up finding a nice place along the main road (and behind a landscaped fence) that has nice little brick cabins, nice landscaping for a moderate price.  It is called Escape Caribeno.  I also finds a bike to rent for $5 a day in town so I can explore some more.

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