Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Travel Guide

Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

Playa Negra (Black Beach)

  • 1 km (½ mile) north of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Beach–Sight

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Not to be confused with Cahuita's beach of the same name, Puerto Viejo's black-sand Playa Negra lies close to town but is relatively undeveloped. That situation is expected to change in coming years, but, for now, you'll likely have this stretch of sand north of town to yourself. While this sounds idyllic, remember that there's always safety in numbers on beaches in this area. Be careful about going into the water; the undertow can be strong. Amenities: none. Best for: sunrise; surfing; walking.

Sight Information


1 km (½ mile) north of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica

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Published 06/18/2015


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