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With its isolated position on the steamy Caribbean coast, the Tortuguero National Park can only be accessed by plane or motorised canoe from simply wooden jetty's and the journey is part of the adventure! The lodges here are rustic but visitors are rewarded by a unique experience and the abundance of wildlife.
To the south lies an alluring coastline and a diverse blend of cultures unlike anywhere else in Costa Rica, with influences from Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous communities . The coast is dotted with beautiful palm lined beaches, ranging from volcanic black to pristine white sands, with waves to tempt all surfers from experts to complete beginners. You will also find the Cahuita National Park where visitors can enjoy a variety wildlife, beautiful corals and well maintained walking trails. From Puerto Viejo you can also travel by boat to access the islands of Bocas del Toro in Panama.
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WHERE TO GO IN TORTUGUERO & THE CARIBBEAN COAST
Tortuguero National Park
In season you may have the opportunity to see turtles nesting. It's a memorable experience taking a night walk to watch these creatures make their way under starlight onto Tortuguero's peaceful beaches, and your guide will explain more about their amazing journey. Visitors can also explore the winding waterways by boat or on walk through the jungle with expert local guides.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Dirt roads lead to secluded beaches, each with a personality of their own. Two of the most popular are Playa Cocles; famous for its challenging surf and great waves, and Playa Uva where white sands and swaying palms create the perfect environment to while the day away.
Cahuita National Park
Cahuita doesn't experience as many visitors as some of Costa Rica's better known national parks, which means you can often enjoy the jungle and beaches without the crowds.
Bocas del Toro
Bocas Town itself is small with colourful, Caribbean-style houses, local restaurants and a few stores. It doesn't really have a beach so we recommend staying in a resort on one of the surrounding islands or perched on isolated sections of the coastline. These resorts can only be accessed by boat and are away from the crowds which means tranquility, azure water and dreamy sunsets. Pure bliss!
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN TORTUGUERO & THE CARIBBEAN COAST
Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel
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