Carnival, Puerto Limón

Revellers in Afro-Caribbean costumes and spangly tops parade through the streets to a cacophony of tambourines, whistles and blasting sound systems.

Caribbean cuisine

Sample the region’s traditional Caribbean cooking, from coconut-scented rice-and-beans to “rondon”, a vegetable and fish or meat stew cooked with tender plantains and breadfruit.

Tortuguero Canal

Spot moss-covered sloths, chattering spider monkeys, crocodiles, caiman and local life as you float up the beautiful Tortuguero Canal.

Rafting the Pacuaré

The rapids come quickly and mercilessly on a white-knuckle ride down the mighty Pacuaré – and the scenery is just as breathtaking.

ATEC tours

Learn about traditional plant remedies and indigenous history on a tour to the Bribrí and Cabécar villages, led by the grassroots organization ATEC and locals whose families have been in the area since the eighteenth century.

Playa Cocles, Punta Uva and Manzanillo

The idyllic beaches of Cocles, Uvita and Manzanillo dot one of the most beautiful stretches of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.

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