Caribbean Region of Costa Rica
This area is home to the port city of Limon and consists of just over 100 miles of coastline between Nicaragua and Panama. South of Limon you encounter the towns of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. The area has a different feel than the rest of the country with a distinctly Afro- Caribbean vibe! Rainfall is abundant and the rainforests lead down from the mountains directly on to the coconut palm lined sand…thus the area is hot and humid year round. Limon is the home of “Carnival”, a huge party in October and is not to be missed! Puerto Viejo is home to the world famous wave “Salsa Brava” and is one of the larger tourist areas in the region.
North of Limon is the “Mosquito Coast” and is largely uninhabited until the northern border, where the town of Tortugero is located. Tortuguero is a remote area that is famous for its turtles, its cuisine and its sport fishing. Anglers come from all over to have a shot at the huge Tarpon and snook that inhabit this area.