How to get to Playa Cocles from Puerto Viejo without car
If you don’t have a car or motorbike, then cycling is the most popular way to get around in Puerto Viejo. However if you want to explore further away from Puerto Viejo such as the BriBri waterfalls, Cahuita National Park and Manzanillo National Park, you have to take into account it can take you up to an hour biking.
But you can also take the local bus that goes from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo at 6:45, 7:45, 9:45, 11:45, 13:45, 16:45, 18:45 and 19:45. On Sundays it leaves at 7:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 15:45, 17:45, 19:45. You can get directly off at Playa Cocles from this bus. This bus also goes to Cahuita National Park.
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