This last year we stumbled upon some incredible, almost too good to be true, flight deals to Costa Rica. Obviously we couldn't say no, the only thing to do was lock those deals in straight away! The only problem was that the deals were to fly in September, aka rainy season across 90% of Costa Rica. And I really don't like the rain. That's when we did a bit of research and found out about Puerto Viejo!
On the Caribbean coast, Puerto Viejo is part of the wet region of Costa Rica. In fact it rains most of the year here when the rest of the country is experiencing dry weather - check out what we did in Tamarindo in January! The dry months here in Puerto Viejo are September and October which made it our perfect Costa Rica getaway to take advantage of this deal! Costa Rica really is the perfect country for a sunny getaway year round! I will warn you, it was extremely warm and humid at this time of year. The locals call it the Caribbean summer. I highly recommend getting accommodations with air conditioning for a decent night's rest!
Although it's a little far from San José, it's very easy to get to. A variety of shuttles, private cars and charter buses do the distance every day, it's only a matter of choosing the option that best fit your needs and budget. You can also rent a car, but we were too skeptical from hearing horror stories, so we opted for a bus. The only thing left to research was what to do.
To make it easy on you, we've gathered the top things to do in Puerto Viejo, from chocolate and beer tastings to snorkelling, there is something for all tastes.
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