Caribbean Coast Tour in Costa Rica
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Tour the Caribbean Coast
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The best way to explore this beautiful country is to start with the Caribbean Coast Tour in Costa Rica so that you can feel the vibes and the full taste of the area. It offers picture-perfect golden as well as black sand beaches and swaying palms.
Swimmers, sunbathers, surfers, and snorkelers can enjoy beautiful turquoise waters, a laid-back lifestyle, very flavorful food, and the unique Afro-Caribbean culture.
The Southern Caribbean area is also home to the largest indigenous group of Costa Rica, the Bribri, still maintaining their traditions, culture, and language.
Experience the Culture
The vibe on the Caribbean Coast is casual and modest. Many people from all walks of life come here to live and participate in an active and lively community.
You can enjoy the pleasant weather on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast all year round, making it ideal for outdoor activities like beachcombing, snorkeling, surfing, or just relaxing in a hammock.
The coastal roads and paths are inviting people to walk or bike everywhere. Fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as seafood, are plentiful.
What can bring you more pleasure than having a Coco Loco in your hands to sip, watching the sunset on the beach?
Enjoy the Food!
The cuisine along the Caribbean coast is delectable. Unlike the rest of the country’s typical flavors, Caribbean cuisine is spicy and full of aroma.
Spices like ginger, garlic, allspice, curry, and cinnamon are ingredients in most Caribbean recipes.
The most popular Caribbean dish is fondly called “Rice N’ Beans.” It is a mix of rice, red beans, and coconut milk, seasoned with salt, garlic, onion, thyme, pepper, and Panamanian hot pepper.
The Caribbean Tour
The Tour Destinations
The stunning beaches of Cahuita, tucked along the expansive southern Caribbean Coast, are some of Limon’s most tranquil and fascinating. With its warm, quiet waves, this tropical paradise is incredible for laid-back vacationers looking for a relaxing break in a small beach town.
Cahuita is gaining popularity among tourists and expats, yet it remains a low-key beach town with peaceful shorelines and scenic hiking paths. Some pathways lead to a neighboring coastal rainforest, which is even more tranquil and private than the town’s beaches.
Cahuita National Park
Cahuita National Park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. In addition to its terrestrial ecosystems, the park spreads over almost 55,000 acres of protected marine habitat and 600 acres of live coral reef.
Hiking, birdwatching, scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming are just a few of the activities available in this park.
The paths are mainly level and sandy, making hiking here ideal for beginners. When the seas are calm, and visibility is excellent, snorkeling and scuba diving are particularly popular due to the park’s coral reef.
On the Caribbean Sea’s southern coast, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a lively town with beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and some of the most incredible surfing opportunities, a beach lover’s dream.
Puerto Viejo, formerly a sleepy fishing community, has a unique charm. Many international surfers travel here from all over the globe to ride the famous Salsa Brava waves. It is quickly becoming one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations.
Playa Punta Uva
The little town of Punta Uva is a popular destination in the Caribbean south of Costa Rica, even though Puerto Viejo is the central town. The primary attractions are the gorgeous beaches, peaceful atmosphere, wildlife, and magnificent vistas.
It’s the ideal location for anyone looking to get away from noise and stress. The distance from Puerto Viejo is only 8 kilometers (5 miles) to the south.
With palm tree-dotted beaches, blue ocean, and smooth golden sand, Playa Punta Uva and Playa Punta Uva Arrecife are two of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches.
Manzanillo, a tiny fishing village, is the southernmost point in the Caribbean, nestled inside the picturesque Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife and Marine Refuge.
This small town’s main draw is its beautiful white sand beach strip flanked by palm trees.
Boat excursions take you to the mouth of the Sixaola River, bordering Panama.
Gandoca - Manzanillo
Our Caribbean Tour in Costa Rica includes visiting “The Refugio Gandoca Manzanillo” – a humid tropical rainforest reserve on the southern Caribbean coast.
It has been established to protect unique habitats, such as the orey and jolillo palm swamps, lowland rainforest, wetlands, and mangrove swamps. It also preserves the only natural mangrove oyster beds found along the coastal reefs.
Lapa Verde Sanctuary
This sanctuary is dedicated to restoring and conserving the Green Macaw, which was nearly extinct on the Caribbean Coast until recently. You will get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent birds.
In 2009, the global population was about 1500 birds, including about 350 in Costa Rica.
The Cocoa Tour
The tour leads us along the Telirey arm of the Sixaola River in a traditional dug-out canoe to an organic cocoa farm on the border with Panama. You will take a walk through the farm and the forest to know the cocoa fruit and bean and taste their pulp. You will learn more about its traditional cultivation and importance according to the Bribri view of the world. You will experience the complete process of making chocolate from harvesting, fermentation, drying, roasting to grinding and the final cocoa paste. You will participate in the traditional way of preparing chocolate and tasting this indigenous product. Strolling through the farm, you will discover the typical vegetation of the area and learn about the construction materials the Bribri use to build their houses. At the end of our Cocoa Tour, we have the privilege to be invited to a Bribri lunch.
In the center of Bambu Talamanca (the Bribri indigenous region), a tourist and cultural center, “Ditsowo U,” is built with traditional materials and a traditional style. This word in the Bribri language does not have a simple translation, but literary means “maize house” or “corn house,” the sacred food of indigenous Bribri, which with its different colors represents the different cultures and communities. When you enter this magical space, a series of fences will lead you to the positive energy and tranquility that helps you escape from everyday life. There are no closed rooms with air conditioning, but Ditsowo U offers you a better luxury. The place connects you with the nature around it, and thanks to its open structure, you can enjoy all of the facets and treasures. We will meet with the leading representatives of the clan and children of the family.