Puerto Viejo, conveniently located right next to the beach, is a breathtaking, laidback, Rasta-surfer Caribbean town.
You can surf the world famous Salsa Brava, just relax in the natural pools at the ocean, have fun at night, or rest in a private jungle bungalow.
In the Costa Rican Caribbean Side, it is very comun to taste the coconut flavor in the local dishes, like the famous “Rice and Beans”.You will hear reggae music, admire colorful homes, shops and a laid back chill attitude during your trip to this carribean town.
Cahuita has managed to maintain a relaxed relationship with folks discovering the Caribbean coast. What’s even more important, the place is breathtakingly beatiful.
The black sand gives the very swimmable Playa Negra an unusual and ethereal presence.
While the Bribrí and Cabécar Indians were the original inhabitants of this area, Cahuita claims the first Afro-Caribbean settler side.
The non pavement street out of town paralleling the beach leads to several smaller communities, about 15-20 minutes from Puerto Viejo, including Punta Uva, Cocles, Chiquita and Manzanillo.
Bring: beach sandals or flip-flops, swimsuits and a casual beach cover-up
Don’t Miss: Jaguar Rescue Center guided tour at Punta Uva, Gandoca – Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.