Things to do in and around Puerto Viejo…

 November 15th, 2010 |    Tine and René

Things to Do…

If you need a break from lying in your pool, watching the birds and butterflies or enjoying the beaches, there are plenty of other things to see and do in and around Puerto Viejo …

Jaguar Rescue Centre:

Visit the injured or orphaned ‘stars of the rainforest’ and learn about their rehabilitation.

Botanical Garden:

Take a guided walk around this stunning rainforest garden, taste local fruits straight from the trees and photograph tiny Red Poison Dart frogs.


World famous for superb fly-fishing — join the experts and make the catch of a life-time!

Birdwatching tours:

Ornithologists can expect superb birdwatching on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica which plays host to more than half of the 850 species found in the country. Small group tours can be arranged with bi-lingual local ornithologists.

Turtle watching:

In season be part of a small group guided by local experts to witness the moving spectacle of turtles returning to their birthplace to lay their eggs.

Horseback riding:

With choices of Beach tour, Jungle-Beach Tour or Manzanillo-Beach tour, take an adventure and spot wildlife from the saddle.

Canopy Tours:

Take a swing through the canopy and see nature up close with the thrill of a fairground ride!

Dolphin watching: Take a boat from Manzanillo where the road ends and enjoy these remarkable creatures in their own environment.

Chocolate Tour: Learn the history of cacao and taste organic chocolate – a must for chocoholics!

Surfing Lessons:

Learn how to surf or improve your technique at Cocles beach, home of the famous Beach Break.

Scuba diving / Snorkeling:

Take a trip to the outer reefs and become part of the underwater world or learn how to dive in warm, clear waters and get your PADI certification.

Spa Time:

Indulge yourself and choose from a menu of treats all featuring local fruits and oils.


Rent a kayak for a sea or river trip and spot wildlife from the water.

Green Iguanas:

Visit and learn about these magnificent prehistoric reptiles at The Green Iguana rescue centre.

Rainforest Waterfall tour:

Bathe in the cool, clear waters of hidden waterfalls surrounded by tropical flowers.

And this is just a few of the activities on offer in and round Puerto Viejo … there are many more!

All tours can be arranged locally in Puerto Viejo.