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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: Caribbean Cool in Costa Rica - Two Weeks in Costa Rica
Set along the turquoise Caribbean Sea in southeastern Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a laid back beach town with a distinctly Caribbean feel. With residents of both Afro-Caribbean and indigenous descent, Puerto Viejo offers a unique culture that can be found only in this part of Costa Rica. Here, coconut rice, Reggaeton beats, colorful homes, and a laid back attitude dominate. Below are the essentials for planning your visit to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The small downtown, where many of the area restaurants, bars, and shops are concentrated, is conveniently located next to the beach. These towns each have their own restaurants, beaches, and other amenities but are more spread out.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: Caribbean Cool in Costa Rica
Bring your own binoculars for spotting wildlife such as scarlet macaws, sloths, and howler monkeys high up in the trees. From the main road, listen for the loudest music in the air, and that's where the party is. It could also be coming from Salsa Brava, where locals have created another incarnation of Bamboo, a once-favorite dance club on the water's edge that burned to the ground several years ago. Warm up with drinks at Tex Mex , the self-proclaimed "most dangerous bar in town," which offers two-for-one drink specials including killer Cuba Libres at its open air bar, and boasts an-up close view of the local scenery.
The enormous company United Fruit exports from here and therefore the main industry is centred around bananas as opposed to tourism. There are also several national parks and wildlife reserves in the surrounding area, including Tortuguero and Cahuita. The clubs and bars are geared towards reggae-lovers and tend to have a much more laid back vibe about them. If you get an opportunity to hear some live music you may find yourself tapping your feet to an eclectic mix of hip-hop and reggae, a characteristic music style to come out of this region. Check out the Costa Rica music page for more information.