The beach during the day is a great place to hangout. The water is warm and the waves are reasonably big, making them great for surfing and fun to play in. There are crowds of people on the beach just hanging out who are joined by many vendors selling food, drinks, and crafts throughout the day. The paths through the jungle to the beach are also really enjoyable. This is a city of relaxation, I say that because other than visiting the Jaguar Rescue Centre, relaxing on the beach is what you should expect to do here. Wake up, eat, go to the beach, eat, back to the beach, swim, eat…that is a reasonable Puerto Viejo schedule. Sometimes these relaxing places are just what we need.