Go on adventures & discover the best of Puerto Viejo
Discover all what Puerto Viejo has to offer. Turn your experience in the caribbean into unforgettable memories.
Activities for our students
Get to know the real Puerto Viejo
Go into the places only locals are familiar with. Visit little known hideouts and spots that open the mind into what being a living in this caribbean town is like. Ask us for recommendations!
If your life purpose is helping others, we have news for you. In Puerto Viejo there are many projects going on all the time. From taking care of rescued animals to maintaining Puerto Viejo's beaches clean, there are multiple ways to enrich your experience here while practising the Spanish you learn with us.
Tours and Adventures
Puerto Viejo is full of adventures, if you are an adventure seeker, you'll find many opportunities to challenge yourself. There is a wide range of activities and adventures you can go on, you'll never run out of options!
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A hidden gem in the Caribbean
Discover Puerto Viejo
Famous for its waves like Salsa Brava and beautiful beaches like playa negra and cocles. The town boasts a vibrant night life scene and one of the most beautiful natural regions in Costa Rica.
Whether you come alone, with your significant other or your family, there are a lot of things you can see and do here. Hop on a kayak and discover creeks full with exotic creatures, go for a walk in Cahuita National park, explore the reefs, ride some waves, go for a Salsa class or visit rescued animals in a sancturay. Whatever you are into, you will likely find it here.
Take care of rescued animals
Go on adventures
This is probably the most relaxing way to explore the jungle: lean back and enjoy the tropical surroundings while paddling on one of the nearby rivers!
You can decide between guided tours on Rio Punta Uva, Rio Cocles, Rio Sixaola or the estuary of Rio Negro. Some of them include kayaking in the ocean as well, or you can just rent a kayak and organize your own trip.
Most seen animals are river turtles, jesus lizards, monkeys, sloths and many different fishing birds. Sometimes it’s even possible to see a caiman sunbathing on the shore.
White Water Rafting on the river Pacuare flanked by steep, green walls is one of the favorite tours of our guests. It contains the perfect combination of exciting activity in pristine nature.
Well kept equipment, good trained instructors and a lot of fun are guaranteed. The trip has a total distance of 30 km (18 mi) and includes 38 rapids difficulty class III-IV.To join this tour you don’t need any previous experience. The transfer back to Pto. Viejo, San Jose or La Fortuna is included in the price.
You can´t visit Puerto Viejo without riding the famous waves of Black Beach, Cocles and Salsa Brava. This is an absolute must before leaving town.
Our surf instructor will teach you step by step how to master surfing. In only two hours, you will learn the basic and important concepts of surfing so that you are able to do it on your own in the future.
Deep in the jungle of the Talamanca Mountains live different indigenous tribes such as the Bri-Bri, Cabecar, Telire and Nasu.
They have conserved their own languages and traditional culture and some of them still live without electricity in the typical conical houses.
On different trips, some lasting several hours and others a couple of days, you have the possibility to learn much more about the indigenous way of living, their medicine, spiritual sense, architecture, handcrafts and more. At the same time, you will reach otherwise inaccessible spots.
On one of these tours you will truly experience the other face of the Caribbean!
Create your own adventure
Cultural excursions, adrenaline through your body, a relaxing day on the beach…In Puerto Viejo you will never get bored. Ask us for activities and packages to create your own adventure. Combine outdoor activities with your Spanish course and make it the most exciting course you’ve ever taken.