ATEC acts as a tourist information bureau in Puerto Viejo. Soda Tamara, opposite ATEC, has a bulletin board with tourist information.
There’s a medical clinic (tel. 506/750-0758 or cellular 506/841-9171; open 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and weekends for emergencies) and a dental clinic (tel. 506/750-0303, or 506/750-0389 for emergencies) 50 meters inland from the bus stop. Internet Ipromer also has 24-hour medical services.
The police station (tel. 506/750-0230) is next to Johnny’s Place on the beach.
Puerto Viejo has a Banco de Costa Rica ATM machine.
The post office 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri.), in Centro Comercial Mane.
There are public telephones at Pulpería Manuel León (tel. 506/750-0452, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.); and outside the ATEC office (tel. 506/750-0188), which also has a fax service.
ATEC offers Internet access at 15 colones per minute ($2.25 per hour). The a/c Video Mundo (tel. 506/750-0651, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.), nearby, charges $1.15 per 30 minutes for Internet access.
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