If the countercultural party scene in Puerto Viejo has a headquarters, it’s Rocking J’s, kinda like an artsily done-up summer camp for recent college grads or a hippy commune–cum–beach resort for the backpacker set. Lodging options range from an open-air thatched-roof communal hammock area to a second-floor camping platform where you can pop up your own tent or rent one of theirs. With each of these options you get a small locker area to store your gear. There are also private rooms, but the fun here is the communal living—bonfire parties on the beach out back; whipping up grub in the kitchen; downing pretty good (and cheap) burritos in the restaurant; playing Ping-Pong in the rec room. Fun!
Puerto Viejo› Hotel
Just southeast of downtown Puerto Viejo
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 2750-0665, 2750-0657 Prices $7–$8 per person in a tent or hammock; $15 dorm room; $26–$55 double with shared bathroom; $60–$70 double with private bathroom Amenities Restaurant; bar; free Wi-Fi Number of Units 35 units Web site Rocking J's
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