South Caribbean Tours
Travelers looking to get off-the-beaten-path will revel in the laid-back seaside lifestyle and natural wonders of the Caribbean.
The idyllic palm-tree backed beaches and laid-back Afro-Caribbean culture of the Southern Caribbean make it unique to any other region in Costa Rica. Discover this off-grid destination abundant in wildlife, culture, and natural treasures!
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Snorkel and Hike Cahuita National Park

Snorkel & Hike Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park is a nature lover’s playground full of land and sea adventures. Start your adventure at the beach, climbing on board the boat for a ride out to the local coral reef. You will then have roughly 2 hours in two different parts of the national park to snorkel in the ocean, depending […]

Jaguar Rescue Center Bri Bri Chocolate Tour Waterfall Hike

Jaguar Rescue Center, Bri Bri Chocolate Tour, & Waterfall Hike

Start with an educational visit to the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center, which serves as a refuge and rehabilitation center for many local animals, including wild cats, monkeys, snakes, and sloths. Then, witness organic chocolate made from scratch by a member of the Bri Bri indigenous tribe— from plant to plate!  The Bri Bri tribe has […]

Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike

Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike

There are approximately 384 species of birds in Gandoca-Manzanillo park, including hummingbirds, tanagers, owls, and toucans. On your hike, you may also spot white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, snakes, poisonous frogs, and more. Your guide will explain the many types of medicinal plants native to Costa Rica, the natural history of the area, and […]

Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from South Caribbean

Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting: Class III-IV

You’ll depart your Puerto Viejo hotel early in the morning for a drive to the Tropical Rivers Operations Center. Here you will enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast before heading to the put-in on the banks of the Pacuare River. Here, your guides will give you rafting & safety instructions. Then, you’ll begin to paddle 14 […]

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We highly recommend touring the Southern Caribbean Coast led by a professional guide. Guides will meet you at your hotel and drive you directly to your destination of interest providing helpful information, any necessary equipment, and safety instruction along the way. Within national parks, naturalist guides can provide insight into regional ecosystems and natural history. They can also provide a deeper cultural understanding of this unique region of Costa Rica.

It certainly depends on your individual interests, but the Cahuita National Park Snorkel & Hike as well as the Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike are some of the top attractions.
You are sure to see sloths on the Jaguar Rescue Center Tour which serves as a rehabilitation center for many wild animals – including sloths! For a chance at seeing sloths in the wild, the Cahuita National Park Hike and the Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike will give you a great opportunity – particularly with the expertise of a naturalist guide!
Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting: Class III-IV is a fantastic day tour for the adventurous! The Cahuita National Park Snorkel and Hike is another great option.
The Bri Bri Chocolate Tour is an opportunity to get acquainted with the Bri Bri indigenous tribe and their long history of chocolate production in Puerto Viejo.
Kids will love the adventure packed day and the diverse experiences at the Jaguar Rescue Center, Bri Bri Chocolate Tour, & Waterfall Hike.
Either of the top national parks on the Southern Caribbean has ample wildlife watching potential: Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge and Cahuita National Park.