Essential Travel

The Caribbean, Costa Rica

A wild and beautiful region with pounding surf and prehistoric rainforests, Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a beach lover’s delight.

The Caribbean Coast

Set apart from the rest of the country, this region of Costa Rica offers tourists some of the most gorgeous white sand coconut tree lined beaches that one has ever seen. Actually one of the country’s most geographically diverse regions with inland rainforests that stretch right up to the coastline, the Caribbean expanse of Costa Rica has beautiful swampy lagoons to the north and is bordered by the towering Talamanca Mountains to the south.

One of the lushest regions in Costa Rica, which offers tourists unlimited activities to enjoy from some outstanding diving opportunities to awesome surf breaks, superb sportfishing and an excellent chance to get up close and personal with nature. Home to the Tortuguero National Park famous for its turtle nesting and the Cahuita National Park, The Caribbean also home to the last remaining indigenous Indian tribes of Costa Rica namely the Bribri, Cocles and Talamanca Cabecarv communities.

The rainy season begins late April and continues into January. The wettest months are July and November, with a dry spell that occurs around September and October. However, major storms, called “temporales del Atlantico” may hit the area between September and February, when it rains continuously for several days.

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