Southern Caribbean

The Talamanca coast with its sparkling black sand beaches and palm-lined white sand beaches is a very laid-back part of Costa Rica. Eight protected zones are located in this region, including Costa Rica's only true coral reef.
Climate: The coastal area is warm and humid. Normal temperatures are 80° - 85° in the daytime, and 70° at night. The ocean is warm 82°-85°.

Restaurant Swimming Pool

Standard Double Room is $= Under $75 - $$= $75 to $150 - $$$= Over $150


This offbeat village is a destination for the young back-packing crowd and others seeking a budget vacation. There is a beautiful black sand beach north of town (two parallel streets) and Cahuita National Park is at the southern edge of town.

Ciudad Perdida - Confortable Houses equipped to make your stay a pleasant and unforgettable experience.
Suizo Loco - Integrated into its natural surroundings, so you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a jungle.

Puerto Viejo

Eighteen kilometers south of Cahuita is Puerto Viejo. The town itself feels a bit more secluded than Cahuita, but there has been a boom in tourism over the last few years and there are a number of restaurants and discos. The pristine beaches are some of the most beautiful in the country.

Shawandha Lodge - Between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo a lodge designed in harmony with nature.

Playa Cocles
Cocles Bay, just a mile away from the typical village of Puerto Viejo (Old Harbor) in Talamanca, where the Afro-Caribbean and the Bri-Bri Indian cultures are mixed together.

Azania Bungalows - An enchanting lodge, just a few steps from the Caribbean sea.
Cariblue Bungalows - Hard wood bungalows nestled in topical gardens surrounded by the wild jungle and beautiful beaches.
La Costa de Papito - A lush tropical “Garden of Eden” on the edge of the jungle.

Located 25 kilometers south from Cahuita National Park is Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge where you can walk through the enchanted forest, and suddenly you are in front of the magnificent Caribbean with your feet on golden sand and coconuts.

Almonds and Corals - Luxury tents located in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

Talamanca Region

1 Cahuita National Park
2 Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

7-Shawandha Lodge
8-Cariblue Bungalows
9-Almonds and Corals

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