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South Caribbean - Puerto Viejo

 

Exotic Beach Region with authentic Caribbean Flavor

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT AND EXPERIENCE THE COSTA RICAN CARIBBEAN CULTURE

If you time it correctly, your Costa Rica vacation beach destination can be the unique and truly different Puerto Viejo de Limon and the Cahuita National Park region.  While the beaches in this area tend to get more rain than their Pacific shore counterparts, visiting the Caribbean in February, March, April or even September & October is a great idea.

The Costa Rican south Caribbean beach corridor spans from the Cahuita National Park past Puerto Viejo, Gandoca, Manzanillo down to Punta Uva, near the border with Panama.  You can even jump across the border and visit Bocas del Toro in Panama.  Traditionally, accommodation options have been limited to small and quaint bungalows, such as Shawanda Lodge and Azania, but with the recent opening of Le Chamaleon, the south Caribbean region entered the luxury hotel market in Costa Rica.

The Caribbean shores of Costa Rica have a strong and clear African influence which can be seen in both its distinct culture and cuisine.  The region tends to be colorful and laid back, ideal for a relaxing beach vacation.  But the region offers more than nice beaches, great restaurants and nightlife.  We invite you to stay in Puerto Viejo de Limon and experience all the activities available in this outstanding corner of Costa Rica.

 

While in Puerto Viejo/Cahuita (Optional activities not included):

  • Bri-Bri Indigenous Reserve is a community of Suretka, to the margins of the Telire River, place where the product market of the reservation takes place (bananas, banana trees, cacao, oranges, coconuts, etc.).  It is possible to emphasize that these products in their totality are organic.
  • Cahuita National Park – Snorkeling is one of the most beautiful regions of the country.  It is main attraction is a picture postcard reality of white sandy beaches, thousands of swaying palm trees, a calm sea of crystal-clear water and a live coral reef.
  • Fishing: The Caribbean coast is home to Barracuda, Tarpon, Tuna, Kingfish, Snook, Jack and more.   The standard fishing tours take approximately 3 hours, but the length is negotiable.  Fully equipped boats are available.
  • Horseback Riding tour in the Cahuita’s Black Beach section, part of the Cahuita’s Mountains up to the Mouth of “La Estrella River”.  You will see the flora and fauna of the humid tropical forest and also the different magic places of the Costa Rican South Caribbean.
  • Scuba Diving: The barrier reef stretches from the town of Puerto Viejo to the Panamanian boarder and offers you more than 25 fixed dive locations ranging from shallow coral gardens to deep, fringing reefs and vertical walls dropping to over 140 feet.  Angelfish, parrotfish, triggerfish, sharks and different species of jack and snapper are among the 475 species of discovered fish.  Brown and black coral, sheet coral and lettuce coral are a few of the 31 discovered types of coral you will encounter on your dives.  The best time of the year for top dive conditions – good visibility (20-30 meters or 60-90 feet) and no current are from mid January through May and August through November.
  • Sea Kayaking: Embark in a magical kayaking journey paralleling a coast full of cliffs, caves, and the most amazing rainforest.  You will also have time for a nice break at the beach to relax, swim and enjoy.
  • Gandoca – Manzanillo is located on the Caribbean Coast near the Panamanian border and hosts innumerable amount of flora and fauna.  The Refuge's natural conditions make it an extremely interesting destination for scientists and for nature lovers.  It is scenic beauty and its exuberant vegetation shelter a fan of multicolor ethnic groups that have found in this place their home.
  • Pacuare Canopy Adventure Tour: A unique tour in Costa Rica along a series of transverse cables with the highest rappel of the Original Canopy Tour in Costa Rica.
  • The “El Bajo del Tigre” Experience: Guided by a local horseman, explore the river region and rainforest, and visit the community of Bajo del Tigre, where you will meet the dedicated people who make this jungle habitat their home.
Available Hotels at South Caribbean - Puerto Viejo:
» Le Cameleon Boutique Resort
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