and Puerto Viejo, there is a beautiful grove of
trees with an open, park-like atmosphere. The beach
in this region has wonderful coral reefs. This is
an excellent spot for nature hikes and sightseeing.
In the town
of Puerto Viejo itself, there
is of course the famous Salsa Brava beach,
which has some of the best surfing in Costa Rica
(only for expert surfers, though!). Puerto Viejo
also has an excellent sheltered harbor, many beach
front restaurants, hotels, shops, and a pleasant,
In the opposite
direction from Puerto Viejo, there is a long beautiful
stretch of pristine beach which extends past Playa
Chiquita to Punta
and beyond to Monkey
Point (Punta Mona) and Gandoca.
Much of this region is under protection by the government
of Costa Rica as a wildlife reserve, and is a wonderful
place for nature hiking. The beach in this region
has tranquil tide pools which are perfect for swimming,
beautiful coral reefs, and lush jungle coming right
down to the sand.
is one of the premier beach hotels in Costa Rica,
for beach lovers of all kinds, from serious surfers
to those who just want to play in the sand. Caribbean
paradise is waiting for you!
beach pictures see our
photo galleryand free
jungle pictures, in particular the beach
pictures and tropical beaches page.
You may also want to check out our beach
posters online poster store, and the
beach pictures page on Free