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Costa Rica Caribbean

The beautiful Caribbean region offers a unique mix in the country: beach, evergreen nature and Afro-Caribbean culture.

In the south we find great attractions such as Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and Gandoca-Manzanillo, with beaches of exorbitant beauty, where it is possible to carry out activities related to adventure, gastronomy, sport, culture and music. Coral reefs, multicolored sand beaches (black, yellow and gray), tall palm trees and secondary forests full of wildlife are impressive.

In the north of the region, the main attraction is the spawning of green turtles on the beaches of the Tortuguero National Park and Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Reserve, a prime site for sport fishing for snook, Tarpon and other species. Tourist attractions are based on nature, in particular in the observation of fauna such as birds, manatees and turtles, the reproduction of the jaguar has grown significantly.

Traddition and Culture

A great diversity of cultures coexists in the Costa Rican Caribbean: Afro-Costa Ricans, indigenous tribes, Oriental, French, Italian and Spanish, among others.

His joy and his music that combines various elements and influences: calypso and reggae. Its colorful houses, relaxed atmosphere and always smiling people will make you want to stay too.

Afro Caribbean Cuissine

The Caribbean region also differs from the rest of the country in its traditional dishes. Some of these with Jamaican, French and African influences use lots of fresh fish and seafood, as well as ginger, coconut and spices.

The aboriginal community in Costa Rica

Indigenous Keköldi Riserva: Gli indigeni Bribris che vivono in questa riserva vicino a Puerto Viejo offrono espeienze culturali. They have a green iguana incubation and local artigianate production. All’interno della riserva starai with the tribù, imparerai the natural medicine, i suoi strumenti di caccia, the sua cucina and godrai degli incantevoli paesaggi.

The Yorquín indigenous community: Navigherai lungo il fiume Yorquín fine to raggiungere l’omonima indigenous community. I visitatori not to live a unique experience that combines the beauty of this valley with the fresche cascate, sharing the knowledge and the integration of the community. Coltivano il proprio cibo and commerciano with the practice of the scambio di prodotti.

The Best Attracttions

Tortuguero National Park

It is located in the northern part of the Costa Rican Caribbean and the area is only accessible by boat or plane.

The Tortuguero canals represent the second largest wetland in the country and is considered by many to be the Amazon of Costa Rica for its natural wealth and high biodiversity. It is the most important nesting site for sea turtles in the country, especially between July and October. The village of Tortuguero is located between the canals and the open sea, and is the only inhabited center in the area. Tortuguero is undoubtedly a splendid place for birdwatching, as more than 400 different species can be found, it is also a unique place to live a unique experience immersed in nature.

Pacuare River

Located in the heart of the Talamanca Mountains, we find the Pacuare River, this mountainous region has primary and secondary rainforests teeming with wildlife and exotic flora. Ideal for rafting on the Pacuare and Reventazon rivers, canyoning through waterfalls and mountain biking through the rainforests.

Discover a rare and unique opportunity to enter the protected homelands of the Cabécar indigenous peoples and learn about their ancient traditions, folklore and culture.

Pacuare is also part of the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Sub-Corridor which connects Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, an area known as the «Jaguar Trail».

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

This area attracts for its cultural richness rich in Afro-descendant and indigenous shades that form a unique mix in the country. Its gastronomy, music and traditions make this area an extraordinary attraction for both domestic and foreign visitors. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a very colorful seaside town, with a very varied gastronomic offer and a lively nightlife.


This wildlife refuge is made up of two beaches, Manzanillo and Gandoca, and a tropical rainforest. Both beaches are recognized for their generous coastal vegetation and beautiful landscapes, although they are very different beaches. Playa Manzanillo has yellowish sand and moderate waves, while Playa Gandoca has gray sand and stretches for several kilometers until it joins the mouth of the Sixaola River. Likewise, the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is ideal for observing the nesting of the Baula turtle, especially between the months of May to August.

Cahuita National Park

Cahuita is a unique national park in Costa Rica due to its close relationship with the community. It is an example of shared management for sustainable development between the community and the government.

Discover the best preserved coral reef in the Costa Rican Caribbean and enjoy the landscape, culture and cuisine offered in the area.

White sandy beaches, a turquoise sea and a varied marine life are some of the attractions that await you in the Cahuita National Park.

In this ecosystem, embedded in the Caribbean but with a forest environment, you will find species such as raccoons, monkeys, coatis, sloths, iguanas, snakes and toucans.

Inside the park you can practice recreational sports and walk the trails, or simply enjoy the beaches, swim and sunbathe.