Displaying a strong Afro-Caribbean influence, the coast south of Limon is Costa Rica’s main backpacker base where young surfers and travellers come to enjoy inexpensive accommodation and surfing beaches. For others, however, the draw is the unspoilt environment, with rainforest reaching down to the beach and prolific bird and animal life to be observed. As in the north, some of the beaches can be subject to rip tides, so local enquiries should be made first before swimming.
Highlights of Costa Rica
Southern Caribbean Coast