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Health & safety

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section type iconEmergency information

Emergency numbers

Main Emergency Number 911

Ambulance 128

Hospitals in Puerto Viejo

The nearest hospitals with advanced medical care are in the city of Limon (1-hour drive away) but all pharmacies in Puerto Viejo have an in-house pharmacist/doctor that can treat minor injuries. There is an emergency medical service in downtown Puerto Viejo, and Hone Creek Clinic also provides basic medical services.

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"Always be careful. For example, if I was out at a bar with my friends, and my husband decided to go home early, I probably wouldn’t stick around with my girlfriends, keep on dancing, and then bike home by myself later on. I'd try to stick with a group late at night."
Sam Laliberte

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Best travel insurance for Puerto Viejo

Travel insurance is mandatory for the duration of your trip. 
Choose a plan that offers coverage for Covid-19 and unexpected quarantine.


*this information is taken from the official CDC website

Apart from routine vaccines, check with your doctor if they recommend taking additional ones against:

  • Typhoid

  • Rabies

  • Yellow fever

  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)

Drinkable tap water?

No. Tap water is drinkable in some parts of Costa Rica but not in Puerto Viejo.

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