The cultural mix of the Caribbean
The Caribbean enjoys a wonderful cultural richness thanks to the direct and continuous contacts between indigenous and Afro descendants. A visit to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is ideal to discover the fruits of this spontaneous acculturation through local traditions, gastronomy and music while enjoying the colourful beaches.
Cahuita National Park
Cahuita National Park is ideal for observing the region's endemic fauna and flora, both terrestrial and marine. While it is common to be able to contemplate sloths in the rainforest along the beach, a diving excursion allows you to observe incomparable aquatic ecosystems, especially around Punta Cahuita where more than 35 species of corals develop.
Tortuguero National Park
Located in the north of the Caribbean coast and accessible only by boat or plane, Tortuguero National Park is comparable to a small Amazon because of its wide river channels and rich biodiversity. The beaches of Tortuguero are the most important spawning ground in the country for green turtles, a sight to be seen between March and October.
The Bribrí Indigenous Reserve
One of the last 8 indigenous ethnic groups in Costa Rica, the Bribrís continue to live according to their ancestral traditions on the banks of the Yorkín River, in villages that are sometimes isolated several hours away by canoe. A promise of an authentic welcome, rural and community tourism is developing at a slow pace, supporting an economy that relies largely on organic banana and cocoa farming.