Visit Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast
The Caribbean Coast carves a straight line from the boarder of Panama in the south to Nicaragua in the north. Bookended by some of the most celebrated reserves in Costa Rica this coastline plays an important role in the country's extensive national park system, a system that covers a quarter of the landscape.
With endangered sea turtles, jaguars and macaws drawn to the wetland areas around Tortuguero, the northern section of the coastline is the perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts.
However, if you are looking for the sandy shorelines, palm trees and beautiful sunsets that have become synonymous with the word Caribbean then head south of Limon. The surfing areas around Puerto Viejo are littered with resorts that offer the perfect blend of sandy beaches and vibrant entertainment.
Top itineraries in Caribbean Coast
Costa Rica is a land of spectacular volcanoes, wildlife-filled cloud forests, fast-flowing jungle rivers and tropical jungles. Explore its natural-world highlights in Arenal and Monteverde before kicking back on the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park or Guanacaste.
Top places to stay in Caribbean Coast
Hidden high amidst Costa Rica’s rainforest canopy, Pacuare Lodge is a haven of a hotel. It’s remote but ultra-refined, with just 20 suites overlooking the Pacuare River.
Located right beside a gorgeous stretch of Costa Rican beach, the boutique Le Caméléon is something of a dream destination. There are just 23 rooms, studded around a lovely pool in verdant tropical gardens.
Where to go in Caribbean Coast
The cultural allure of Puerto Viejo is one that's been influenced not only by its Afro-Caribbean and Tico settlers, but also by the hippy beach culture of its surf-seeking migrants. This unusual mix of cultures infuses this town with the laidback approach to life characteristic of the Caribbean isl…
It's more common to find truckloads of fruit than crowds of tourists in the dilapidated streets of Limon, where tourism is only a secondary enterprise. The bustling ports and the export of tropical fruits are the heart of industry for this Caribbean city.
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