PUERTO VIEJO OF SARAPIQUI

PUERTO VIEJO OF SARAPIQUI

The village is located between the Puerto Viejo and Sarapiquí River. It was an important commercial Caribbean route, the boats would travel along the Sarapiquí until they reached the border with Nicaragua, and it is there that they would also reach the sea in an easterly direction, traveling along the Río San Juan. The area is well known for its pre mountainous tropical rainforest that extends to the north as far as Braulio Carrillo National Park. Investigators and tourists can access this habitat and the hotels in the nearby forests, through a biological station. The NeoTropic biological Center is a rainforest reserve, with a museum and a hotel. The Banco Popular and Banco Nacional have an ATM and exchange currency.