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.