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Living like a local

Cover photo by Laura Hilkovic

section type iconAccommodations

Nomad approved accommodation

Each accommodation has:

  • a dedicated workspace

  • good Wifi speed guaranteed by the hosts

  • high rating

  • good location

  • great vibes & style

Coliving space
1
Selina
Coliving space
Coliving space
4.3 stars
4.3 stars
$
$
Selina open link

A great option if you want to join a nomad community in Puerto Viejo.

2
Casa Mindanao
$$
$$
Casa Mindanaoopen link

Due to unstable Wifi in the area, a lot of nomads prefer to rent an Airbnb with good Wifi, like this one.

3
Tiny House
$
$
Tiny House open link

Another Airbnb option with good Wifi.

4
Tasty Dayz Hostel
$
$
4.2 stars
4.2 stars
Tasty Dayz Hostelopen link

Budget option in Puerto Viejo.

5
Colina Secreta
5 stars
5 stars
$$$
$$$
Colina Secreta open link

Most highly-rated glamping and villas in Puerto Viejo.

6
La Magia Bungalow
4.7 stars
4.7 stars
$$
$$
La Magia Bungalowopen link

Cozy bungalows with a swimming pool, garden and guaranteed Wifi.

1
Selina
Coliving space
Coliving space
4.3 stars
4.3 stars
$
$
Selina open link

A great option if you want to join a nomad community in Puerto Viejo.

2
Casa Mindanao
$$
$$
Casa Mindanaoopen link

Due to unstable Wifi in the area, a lot of nomads prefer to rent an Airbnb with good Wifi, like this one.

3
Tiny House
$
$
Tiny House open link

Another Airbnb option with good Wifi.

4
Tasty Dayz Hostel
$
$
4.2 stars
4.2 stars
Tasty Dayz Hostelopen link

Budget option in Puerto Viejo.

5
Colina Secreta
5 stars
5 stars
$$$
$$$
Colina Secreta open link

Most highly-rated glamping and villas in Puerto Viejo.

6
La Magia Bungalow
4.7 stars
4.7 stars
$$
$$
La Magia Bungalowopen link

Cozy bungalows with a swimming pool, garden and guaranteed Wifi.

1
Selina
Coliving space
Coliving space
4.3 stars
4.3 stars
$
$
Selina open link

A great option if you want to join a nomad community in Puerto Viejo.

2
Casa Mindanao
$$
$$
Casa Mindanaoopen link

Due to unstable Wifi in the area, a lot of nomads prefer to rent an Airbnb with good Wifi, like this one.

3
Tiny House
$
$
Tiny House open link

Another Airbnb option with good Wifi.

4
Tasty Dayz Hostel
$
$
4.2 stars
4.2 stars
Tasty Dayz Hostelopen link

Budget option in Puerto Viejo.

5
Colina Secreta
5 stars
5 stars
$$$
$$$
Colina Secreta open link

Most highly-rated glamping and villas in Puerto Viejo.

6
La Magia Bungalow
4.7 stars
4.7 stars
$$
$$
La Magia Bungalowopen link

Cozy bungalows with a swimming pool, garden and guaranteed Wifi.

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section type iconPractical info

Do I need to carry cash with me?

Most businesses take cards, but it is always a good idea to carry cash with you, especially if you're going to the farmers market or the beach. There are only two ATMs in Puerto Viejo and they sometimes run out of money, so make sure you're not out of cash if that happens.

Best SIM card

Kolbi SIM | Ubigi eSIM | Google Fi

Best internet provider

Itellum | Kolbi

Transportation

Getting to and from the airport Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is the main international airport if you want to reach Puerto Viejo. There's also a very small airport Limon Airport with connecting flights to San Juan.

  • By bus ($10-$11 | 4-5 hours to the city) Buses go regularly between Puerto Viejo and San José. The bus from Limon to PV is about 1.5 hours and costs around $2.75.

  • Taxi($200 | 4-5 hours to the city) You can find taxis at the airport, or get one through the app.

Taxi apps

Uber | DiDi (Android | iOS) | inDriver (Android | iOS)

Local public transport apps

There is no app for public transportation but since Puerto Viejo is fairly small you can easily move around by taxi, bus or even a Tuktuk.

Motorbike, bicycle & scooter rental

The best and most popular way to move around Puerto Viejo is by bike. You can find bike rentals for around $3 to $15 USD a day. You can also rent a scooter for $35-40 USD a day.

There are no gas stations in Puerto Viejo but the closest one is only 10 min drive outside of the city.

Traveling outside of the city

Renting a scooter, or a car is your best option, or join an organized guided tour!

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