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Pure style Reggae in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica

Reggae in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica

by martaAtlasGuru Contributor

North AmericaCosta Rica30 days / October 2021

Highs & Lows

Best weather, best place to feel nature between ocean and forest

An some point too much tropical rain

Itinerary Overview

The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica vibrates to the sound of the purest reggae style. Time stands still in this small and picturesque town of unpaved roads bathed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean where the beach and the jungle almost shake hands. Eternal dream of white sand and coconut trees, turquoise sea, mountainous reliefs of lush green are lost to sight, sun Although many other times tropical rain, but blessed rain! The bicycle is the local means of transport, they call them bananas and its the easiest way to move between its beaches and natural parks far and wide, from the town to Cocles, Punta Uva, Playa Chiquita, Manzanillo. 
It is obligatory to stop at its street stalls at every step, where the food is delicious, tropical fruits, cold coconuts, empanadas, rice and beans Tico style .... Don't miss the Sunday market.

Even being a place that welcomes so many different cultures per square meter, it still retains its essence and its particular rhythm, where the protagonism is above all its fauna and flora, the deafening sound of the congo monkeys, toucans, frogs, ... even the sloths go at their own pace, day and night without rest because nature is very much alive. Live Puerto Viejo, live its people, live in the pure Afro-Caribbean style.


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Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Stay longer

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Everything was perfect, people are so nice

  • How was the food?

    Pura Gula Restaurant, best restaurant in Playa Chiquita… Slow food make with good ingredients. Coconut Restaurant, very nice restaurant Street food is delicious too, empanaditas… Sunday market in town is perfect for breakfast.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Be friendly, enjoy the moment, smile, take some surf lessons and yoga lessons in Tierra de Sueños lodge🤍, Eat ice Cream on the beach and drink coconut water …

  • Packing tips?

    Clothes for rainy season

  • Transportation Tips?

    Banana bicicleta, Rent a good one. Bicycle will be perfect to move around

  • Any surprises?

    Everything was so good, I will go back soon

  • Booking details?

    Book in advance