The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is well known for its beautiful beaches and pristine jungle trails. Punta Uva, Limón, and Puerto Viejo are all great destinations for those looking for a less crowded beach experience.
The southern coast of the country is quite different from the Pacific side with a distinct reggae-Rasta vibe. Puerto Viejo is the most popular area for those looking for a surf-oriented town within this region. Playa Cahuita is another great place to come if you’re looking for quieter beaches with abundant wildlife.
Tortuguero National Park offers some of the best turtle watching in the world from July through October.