Get Me There & Around in Puerto Viejo

How Do I Get Around When in Town?

Puerto Viejo is one of the most accessible beach towns and as a bonus, it’s totally flat! Renting bikes is without a doubt the most fun way to get around, but sometimes you just don't want to peddle around. With that in mind, the alternative is scooters. Both of these options are easily available to rent around town. 

Walking is a great method to get around town, but to get to some of the further away
beaches, other modes of transport are recommended: bike, scooter, car. Public buses run from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo on a limited schedule. If you have a car, then you are completely set for any long or short road trip, on your own timetable!

How Do I Get There in the First Place?

Domestic Flights: The Sky's the Limit

Limon's landing strip is the closest to Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, and Manzanillo.

  • Two airlines: Nature Air and Sansa offer daily flights during the high season (December 1st through April 20th).
  • Flight time: 40 minutes

Public Transport

Buses from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

  • Depart from: Gran Terminal del Caribe in San Jose (Calle Central  /Avenidas 11 and 13)
  • Schedule: 6 am, 10 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for arrivals in Limon, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Bribri and Sixaola

Travel time: 4 hours direct

From Limon to Puerto Viejo

  • Depart from: Limon for Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Bribri and Sixaola
  • Schedule: Buses leave about every hour beginning at 5 am until 6 pm, with the last bus returning from Puerto Viejo to Limon at 7:30 pm. 
  • Note: Call to verify the schedule. Call Transportes Mepe, Tel: (San Jose) 2257-8129, (Limon) 2758-1572 or Fax: 2758-3522, (Sixaola) 2754-2097 for up-to-date info.

Driving Directions

Contact Us to rent a car and for helpful driving directions

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