Puerto Viejo is a place full of easy charm. Here, jungle meets the ocean in perfect harmony. Chill, party, surf, repeat: Puerto Viejo is infused with some serious reggae vibes. Enjoy sampling Caribbean stew, touring cacao farms, sighting exotic birds, and falling asleep to the rhythm of croaking frogs. Live right on the edge of sandy beaches and venture off the beaten path into the rugged jungle. This is Costa Rican Caribbean.
Selina Puerto Viejo welcomes you with the beat of reggaeton and follows it with surfing, snorkeling, and more. Stay in our dormitories, private, standard, or deluxe rooms. Teepees, apartments, and suites are also available.
18 Bed Dorm
The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like your typical hostel. We set a high standard with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things safe and secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers -- all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.
For those who still need their comforts while exploring. Our deluxe rooms are made for comfort and are designed with a keen eye for detail. These are large rooms with a private bathroom, king sized bed and depending on the location a private balcony to enjoy the scenic views.
Selina’s most luxurious offer, our unique rooms are designed for those looking to indulge while traveling. Sound insulation and A/C give you complete privacy and ensure you get your beauty sleep. Depending on the location, you’ll be waking up to ocean views and soothing waves, the rainforest canopy surrounded by monkeys and sloths, or expansive views of the city skyline. All unique rooms have a private bathroom as well as a balcony, garden or pool depending on the location.
There’s no shortage of things to do at Selina Puerto Viejo. Bond with our vibrant community and integrate with locals with Selina as your backdrop. Kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, jungle night walks, delicious Afro-Caribbean food, and more await your arrival.
Cahuita Snorkelling and Rainforest
4 Hours (approx)
The largest system of Coral Reefs in Costa Rica, including 6 species of coral, a wide range of colorful tropical fishes and the occasional encounter of a harmless reef shark or sting ray. We start with a scenic 20 minute boat ride to have two snorkeling sessions. Then we get drop off at the Punta to enjoy a delicious fruit and snacks break at the beach followed by a 1 hour guided hike in this wonderful coastal forest: monkeys, sloths, birds, poison dart frogs, iguanas and other interesting encounters are common.
Chocolate Museum & Jaguar Rescue Center
2 Hours (approx)
Your chance to witness the process by which cocoa turns into chocolate and see beautiful wild animals that have been rescued in order to take care of them and then return them to their natural habitat. We will have the opportunity to see how the chocolate is prepared and enjoy a tasting. The Jaguar Rescue Center has been created to rehabilitate injured, ill-treated and confiscated animals from any part of the country, in order to reintroduce them into their natural habitat in protected areas.In our visit we will be in contact with felines, monkeys, anteaters, reptiles, amphibians, etc. All these animals are in the center in a state of semi-liberty waiting for the moment to confront life in its natural environment.
Visit our fully-equipped, state-of-the art coworking space to stay productive– even in paradise. Stop in to check your email, do a little networking, or settle into our version of a corner office: Selina CoWork is where you’ll find a new level of inspiration.
Perfect for digital nomads, work remotely at your own dedicated desk. As space of your own, plus all the benefits of the Selina coworking community? Yes please. Our spaces are designed to change the way you work and improve your creativity, productivity, and collaboration. Priced per 30 days.
Stay connected with your own dedicated desk at one of our remote coworking spaces. A weekly plan gives you an office away from home. Come for the desk, stay for the workshops, meetups and other social activities with other entrepreneurs and freelancers. Price includes seven consecutive days.
From the airport
Fly in to the Limon airport, located 1 hour away from Puerto Viejo by car. From Limon, you can take a direct Selina shuttle to Puerto Viejo, starting at $60. Book a shuttle under the Explore tab.
From another Selina
Take one of our Selina shuttles from Selina Bocas del Toro, Jaco, La Fortuna, San Jose or Santa Teresa. Book a shuttle under the Explore tab.
From San Jose, catch a bus from Terminal del Caribe located at Av. 11-13 Central Street. Look for Autotransportes Mepe with buses to Puerto Viejo every day. After a 4.5 hour ride, the bus passes right in front of Selina Puerto Viejo’s doors. Ask the driver to drop you off at Selina, or use the old Agapi Hotel (“el antiguo hotel Agapi”) as a reference.