Best Beaches in Puerto Viejo?

On the Caribbean coast, you will find the best beaches in Costa Rica.

There, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a mandatory stop in your journey.
Puerto Viejo beaches are many and offer a variety of attractions.

From black sand beaches to surfing spots, and from relaxing and laid back options to more party-friendly ones, Puerto Viejo offers them all.

Here are the Puerto Viejo beaches you cannot miss when you visit the Costa Rican Caribbean. Book online to one of the most beautiful hotels Puerto Viejo Costa Rica, Le Cameleon Hotel

Playa Cocles

Playa Cocles is a laid back, relaxing beach, with a great vibe. It’s arguably the best beach in Puerto Viejo.

Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is an upscale beach hotel that stands here. Also, in Playa Cocles, you will find the best beach club in Puerto Viejo: NOA Beach Club.

Whether you are staying in Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel or not, you have to visit the Cocles area and NOA Beach Club. There, you will find tasteful gourmet dishes, hammocks to relax, and our DJ with music all day long.

Playa Negra

A bit to the north of the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca town, you will find the vast and extended Playa Negra, which means ‘black beach’ taking the name from its dark sands.

It’s a beautiful spot to visit, to take photographs, and to spend there the morning or the evening. Since it’s a little off the beaten path, it’s rarely crowded, and many tourists choose to spend the day there because of that.

Playa Chiquita

Located between Playa Cocles and the Punta Uva area, you will find a tiny, yet marvelous beach in Playa Chiquita. You can only reach Playa Chiquita walking to it, making it a perfect final destination for your daily hike.

Playa Chiquita is a crowd-free and completely unspoiled beach. A stunning spot for couples to relax and enjoy the sand, the waters, and the palm trees.

Punta Uva

Punta Uva is an area located less than 6 miles south from the town of Puerto Viejo. Its beaches are recommended for families with kids, since the coral reef prevents big waves, making it an excellent spot for swimming and water-related activities.

There’s a little peninsula in the middle of its two main beaches, where visitors can get after hiking a little. It’s a beautiful place to take photographs and enjoy the scenery.

There are many gastronomic options in the area and things to do. You can spend two full days visiting the whole Punta Uva area.


Puerto Viejo beaches in Costa Rica are delightful. You can spend a good part of a week discovering them. Or you can stay the whole time in just one of them and be happy.

Costa Rica beaches are amazing.
And the best ones in the country are here, in the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

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