Top things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Top Choice Breakfast in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Bread & Chocolate

Ever had a completely homemade PB&J (with bread, peanut butter and jelly all made from scratch)? That and more can be yours at this dream of a cafe, serving sandwiches, soups and salads, and (of course) the trea…
Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Laszlo's

Whaddya get when you take a champion sport fisherman, born and raised in Transylvania, and transplant him to Puerto Viejo by way of New Jersey? Answer: an amazing, eclectic eatery with no sign and no menu that only …
Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Mopri

You'd never know it from Mopri's dingy facade and cheap plastic tables, but this place serves some of the best seafood in Puerto Viejo. Choose your star ingredient – whole snapper, calamari, lobster or prawns. Then …
Top Choice Cafe in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Café Rico

Home to some of Puerto Viejo's best house-roasted coffee, and natural smoothies such as probiotic ginger ale, this cozy garden cafe serves breakfast (yogurt and strawberries, omelets). A plethora of other services i…
Bar in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Outback Jack's

This Aussie-owned, junk-shop-style bar and grill is decorated with colorful refuse sculptures, bent pieces of metal, painted bikes and other recycled bits. Boards behind the outdoor bar read 'moonshine,' and they ai…
Caribbean in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Miss Lidia's Place

A long-standing favorite for classic Caribbean flavors, Miss Lidia's has been around for years, pleasing the palates and satisfying the stomachs of locals and tourists alike. Fruit-and-veggie lovers will appreciate …
Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Aiko-logi

Nestled into the Cordillera de Talamanca, 15km outside Puerto Viejo, this private 135-hectare reserve is centered on a former finca (farm), on land fringed with dense primary rainforest. It’s ideal for birdwatching,…
Latin American in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Koki Beach

A high-end favorite for drinks and dinner, this sleek eatery at the eastern end of town cranks up the lounge music and sports colorful Adirondack chairs that face the ocean from an elevated platform. There’s a decen…
Fusion in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Stashu's con Fusion

Stroll 250m out of town toward Playa Cocles to this romantic low-lit patio cafe serving creative cuisine that combines elements of Caribbean, Indian, Mexican and Thai cooking. Macadamia- and coconut-encrusted tilapi…
Caribbean in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Soda Riquisimo

Typical Caribbean dishes, like jerk chicken served with salad, beans, rice and plantain, are done well at this simple soda off the main strip. Reggae plays in the background and the atmosphere is friendly enough, bu…