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Caribbean Beaches & Surf Region

Caribbean Beaches & Surf Region

Warm sea breezes, misty mountains, crashing surf and living coral reefs are just part of the southern Caribbean’s tropical allure. Tucked between the Talamanca Mountain Range and the warm, Caribbean Sea, the Caribbean Beaches and Surf Region encompasses Costa Rica’s entire southeastern coast, from the city of Limon south to the Panamanian border. Here, local communities make peace with nature refuges, national parks and indigenous reserves – living together, they protect the land and local history, creating a unique region that honors its people, plants and animals.

To scintillate the senses, Calypso music and reggae beats dance in the air and delicious coconut-infused dishes simmer in every restaurant pot, offering a taste of Caribbean life and hospitality. Where waves crash on sandy beaches and towering mountains meet lowland rainforest, shy wildlife, diverse flora and panoramic vistas promise to tell the secrets of the Caribbean. Culturally-conscious indigenous reserve tours, interactive medicinal plant tours and delicious coffee tours offer hands-on fun and tasty memories. 

Visitors to the southern Caribbean are encouraged to make the area their own: the region caters to every budget, every interest and every whim. Choose between fine dining restaurants or local bars, beachfront relaxation or high-adrenaline activities, cultural tours or self-guided hikes, quiet evenings or all-night dancing – Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Bribri and Manzanillo offer it all.

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