What to do in Puerto Viejo

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How to get there

Crossing Borders:

If you're currently in Nicaragua wishing to get to Costa Rica, read Carefully. You will need to show an exit ticket in order to get your passport stamped. The policy is the same for everyone, if you do not have an exit ticket showing you will leave Costa Rica within 90 days (tourist visa) you will not go through. If you do not have an exit ticket, you have two options. 


- Option 1 (needs to be done in advance since you will not have wifi at the border): rent a ticket from FlyOnward
- Option 2: (last minute option when already at the border) buy a ticket San Jose-Managua with Tica Bus at the border's office for $25 (the cheapest and not refundable unfortunately)

From San Jose, Costa Rica


Take the Mepe bus to Puerto Viejo for $10. The journey is about 4h and stops at the “Parada de Autobus” (bus station in Spanish) of Puerto Viejo.

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Where to stay

Kalunai Hostel

Book one night, Stay one week!
Owned by a Spanish couple from Barcelona, Chelo & Jordi and their son Unai will give you a warm welcome as soon as you enter the Hostel. Book one night, Stay one week! Yes this is very common at Kalunai Hostel . Simply because their smile, humour and kindness will make you feel like home! Private or Shared rooms, hammocks, bicycles for rent, lockers, hot showers, laundry, free wifi and coffee - this is all you need to en