About This Listing
To experience new cultures, positively affect community, and share in experiences of health and wellness, stay in our house! We offer a peaceful environment for a purposeful visit to Puerto Viejo, and located just 100m from the main road and bea
Besides a relaxed atmosphere 100m away from the main road, Veronica offers classes in healthy vegetarian and vegan cooking, medicinal plants, and retreats that combine cultural education with community service. All the endeavors with Veronica and her family are not only educational, but rewarding and fulfilling.Veronica and her family believe in a sustainable way of life, and live simply but healthfully. Conscious travellers will appreciate their eco-friendly practices, organic fruits from their local permaculture farm.
Guests will have access to the living room, shared kitchen, shared bathrooms/shower, a space for hand-washing laundry and lines for drying, fresh and organic starfruit, bananas, plantains, when available. There is also Wi-Fi access.
Interaction with Guests
We also live on the property so our family, a few volunteers, and other guests are typically in and around the house. We offer a healthy, Afro-Caribbean Cultural breakfast every morning for $6 at 8:30am by reservation. We also offer many different tours such as a tour of our permaculture farm learning about our Afro-Caribbean agricultural traditions and our use of the local medicinal plants, Cooking classes, Surf lessons, Kayaking Tour, waterfall, Paddle board tour, Chocolate Tour, learn about the Indigenous tradition of making chocolate, or a bike tour with a picnic and our traditional songs and games. For more information about what we offer, please visit our website: (website hidden)
Puerto Viejo is a great place to come and experience another way of living and enjoying life. With 5 different beaches within biking distance, you can rent a bike and take a surf lesson, or just relax on the friendly beaches here in Puerto Viejo. Walking down the street, you can drink fresh coconut water straight from the tree, eat some local, fresh baked banana bread or yucca pudding, and buy some hand-crafted souvenirs made from coconuts, cacao shells, sea shells, one of the many brightly-colored seeds found locally, and other different local fabrics. You can finish the day watching some live music near the beach or watching a futbol game in a local bar. You can really live the Pura Vida.
Puerto Viejo is walking, bike, and car friendly. It is a small enough town that you won't need a car to get around, but if you do have one there are spaces to park near the cabinas. There are also buses to take you to Limon, Cahuita, Bribri, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, Manzanillo, and Sixaola.
From San Jose, you will need to take a taxi to the bus stop San Carlos, and from there you can take the bus directly to Puerto Viejo De Limon, with a stop in Limon.
If you prefer, we can also help you arrange a private or shared shuttle from the airport or your hotel in San Jose directly to our cabinas here in Puerto Viejo.
Once you arrive in Puerto Viejo, you can use this map to help you get around. (website hidden)
Other Things to Note
Optional $6 Afro-Caribbean Cultural breakfast available at 8:30am every morning.
Please sign up one day before.
We are a family-friendly environment, so this is not a place for partying. We expect all guests to be courteous to other guests and to our family by keeping noise levels low after 10pm, and cleaning up after themselves in public spaces (kitchen, living room, bathrooms, garden, etc.)It is not allowed to smoke in the rooms or at any common area. For your security, please don’t bring other guesses that are not checked in by the owners into your room. We would love to interact with you and are here for you if you have any questions about Puerto Viejo, natural healing or any other information you need.
I would like to say that I could not have chosen a better place to stay while visiting Puerto Viejo! Veronica and her family are naturally warm, generous, and kind. I felt completely comfortable and at home, as if staying with family. Any questions I had, her and her husband Delroy were available to help with. As well, Veronica is an amazing hostess and amazing cook. Delroy is very knowledgeable about the area and it's rich history. I appreciate him sharing and I enjoyed listening to his stories.
Anytime I visit Puerto Viejo, Limon, I will always choose Veronica's Place.
Thank you for these nice words.
We also really enjoyed having you at our home and share this nice experience of meeting you and also learning of your experience in life.
You are more than welcome whenever you want to come back to Costa Rica. Warm hugs and kisses from your friends in Puerto Viejo
Veronica (and her entire family) were fantastic hosts. I felt like I was visiting family or friends. She was warm and knowledgable (and I asked a lot of questions!). She was also very patient with my struggle with Spanish. I learned a lot from her husband (Delroy) about their farm, the city from her daughter, and how to surf from her son. I really felt welcome and at home in this space. I rented a bike from them many of the days and got plenty of advice on how to move about the town.
The room was perfect for me. It is just a bed - but that was all I needed. I had access to the kitchen, fridge, and a bathroom. I liked having the shared space to interact with others when I wanted and my private room to retreat. The walls are very thin so pack ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. It was quiet by 9PM (except for the sounds of the city!). The space is on the corner of town so you can walk to the busy part very quickly, but don't have to be directly in the scene if you aren't in the mood.
The overall culture of the house is what makes it so lovely to be in. Definitely cook/talk food with Veronica, and check out Hershel for surfing lessons / as a way to see the area. I want to go back!
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here. It was wonderful meeting you
We hope you enjoy of the rest of your trip and you a safe trip back home.
Hope to see you back in Costa Rica some day. Warm hugs and kisses from your friends in Puerto Viejo
Where do I begin, my stay was so fantastic with Veronica that I extended it. She and her family are dedicated to making the world a better place one guest at a time. Once you are there you are treated like family. I absolutely feel I have a home to go back to upon my return to Costa Rica. A fabulous experience for me.
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About the Host, Veronica
My name is Veronica . I am married and have five kids who are now grown up. We grew up in a little town at the Caribbean Coast in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. My descendants and family are Jamaican. We are very proud of our culture.
I grew up in a Cristian family were I learned about natural Healing and that we need to take care of our mind, body, soul and we need to find the balance between the three of them.
My grandparents and parents were naturalist, it means that they always worked with plants and herbs. When somebody is sick or has an allergy, they cure them with their knowledge of the plants, trees and herbs. They passed it on to us and my husband and I continue to pass our home remedies (: like fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables) to our children and to other people who wants to change their lives in a healthy way.
All these are my inspiration along with the bible and nature that show me that my body is the temple of the holy spirit were God abides.
The son , the water, the air, exercise, making time and the trust of God are the law of nature.
My husband and I still lives in this small town in Puerto Viejo where everybody knows us and where we do community serves for other people.
We offer short and long term accommodations. We have 3 family-size cabinas, and 3 private rooms in our house. The cabinas all have private bathrooms and a shared kitchen, and the rooms in the house are with shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room.
We also offer Home Remedies with our natural products, Caribbean Cooking Classes, consulting about health, Spanish lessons, volunteer projects.
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