The Caribbean Coast

national parks, relaxation, sunrises

Clear waters, relaxed vibes, Afro-Caribbean culture, excellent surfing, wildlife, and backpacker feeling.

These are all words we can use to describe the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. 

Map Of The Caribbean Coast

This area is easy to get to from the San Jose International Airport.

It is also where one of the biggest cities in the country is located, Limon.

Limon is where almost all products (such as bananas, coffee, and pineapple) are exported from. 

From the southern tip of the Caribbean coast it is easy to cross in to Panama. 

Caribbean Coast Weather

The Caribbean coast has opposite dray and rainy seasons from the rest of the country.

Here, the dry season starts in August and runs through early December.

The rest of the year you may experience some rain, but in our experience, it is often in the evening or early morning. This is nice because it doesn’t totally mess up your day.

Often July is the rainiest month on this coast. 

The temperature year-round is usually in the upper 80°F (around 30°C) during the day and dips to about  65° F (19°C) at night.

Year-round the sun rises between 5:15 and 5:45am and sets between 5:30 and 6:00pm. 

Don’t forget, you are on the Caribbean coast so, wake up early and enjoy that sunrise!

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Caribbean Coast Transportation

There are multiple transportation options to get to and around in the Caribbean Coast.

We usually suggest renting a car because it will give you the most flexibility in getting around between locations and it will allow you to explore more on your own.

If you plan on heading into Panama after visiting the Caribbean you can always return your car in Puerto Viejo and take a bus to the border. 

You can book your rental car with a 10% discount plus other great perks here. 

However, if you are planning on staying at a resort or plan to mostly take day tours with transportation included, it is most likely not necessary to rent a car. 

In this situation, you could opt for a private shuttle.

You can book your private shuttle with our favorite shuttle company here

If you are on a tight budget, the public bus is always an option. Here is the best place for the bus schedule.  

Fun Caribbean Activities

All the Caribbean Destinations

A popular town with backpackers and surfing enthusiasts. There is also a good night life scene here.

A fun caribbean town that is best known for its amazing national park.

Tortuguero is only accessible by boat. It is a small town that is  a must visit spot to see sea turtles laying their eggs.

This small village is a chilled out of a destination with a nice national park located near the Panama border.

A series of islands located in Panama just over the border. This place is paradise on earth.

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