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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a small town on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. It is poular with surfers and backpackers. Instead of huge hotels, there are lots of ecolodges from basic to luxury, and lots of places to eat and party. The beaches are gorgeous, but like everywhere in Central America, watch those riptides. The small road goes further south through villages like Cocles and Punta Uva, both with small houses for rent. This is an area where foreigners are buying and building in a sustainable manner. There are two gorgoeus National Parks nearby - Cahuita and manzanillo, and the bus system is excellent. Most lodges have bicycles for rent too. It rains more than the Pacific side, which is why it is so lush and green with the rainforest coming down to the sea. There are beautiful birds, butterflies and animals to be seen.

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