Area Layout -- As you drive south, the first beach you will hit is Playa Cocles ★, which is 2km (1 1/4 miles) from Puerto Viejo. A little farther, you’ll find Playa Chiquita ★, which is 5km (3 miles) from Puerto Viejo, followed by Punta Uva ★★ at 8.4km (5 1/4 miles) away, and Manzanillo ★★, some 13km (8 miles) away.


Fast Facts -- There are no true towns, and no major services to be found along this stretch of coast. However, you can find a few scattered Internet cafes and small markets mixed in with the sporadic string of hotels, private homes, and restaurants that line the main road.

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