Relaxing, luxurious, and modern blends with the rustic ambiance at this boutique hotel.
Inspired by traditional banana plantation houses, Hotel Aguas Claras is a stylish boutique hotel located on Chiquita Beach, Puerto Viejo on the remote Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Charming white interiors with pops of color and unique decorative pieces are definitive of the Aguas Claras experience. With an emphasis on tranquility and delicate decor, Aguas […]
Located in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on the Caribbean Coast, Almonds and Corals Tent Camp is a unique destination. Staying at Almonds and Corals hotel offers you the opportunity to get a feeling of the jungle while having luxury accommodations in the middle of the wild rainforest. Almonds and Corals Hotel calls […]
Among the Caribbean villages of Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo, in the South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, right in front of Cocles Beach, are the Azania Bungalows. The bungalows are just steps from the Caribbean sea, with a stunning backdrop of the tropical rainforest. This pristine area of the Caribbean is breathtaking and beautifully rugged, with […]
Samasati Nature Retreat is completely surrounded by National Parks and protected areas and offers a variety of tours.
If you want to really feel the rhythms of the natural world, Selva Bananito is the perfect getaway.
Hotel Banana Azul is a small and simple hotel that borders a virtually uninhabited stretch of sand on the Caribbean Coast. The miles of beach available around Puerto Viejo promises that guests can always find a bit of sand just for themselves! This is truly the secluded tropical vacation. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as […]
Enjoy gourmet cuisine while living in harmony with nature.
Get lost in nature at this oceanfront property along one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
What's it like to stay in the Southern Caribbean?
The South Caribbean Coast is much less developed than Costa Rica’s Pacific side. You won’t find any big-name luxury resorts here. Caribbean hotels are generally locally owned with basic amenities. Travelers can expect to stay in lodges, tent camps, or bungalows. Many do not have A/C. These locally owned properties have an authentic, rustic charm rich with the surrounding culture and style of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Personalized touches at each individual lodge give guests a unique glimpse into the lifestyle of the region. An added bonus? Caribbean travel tends to be less expensive since the area is not as developed and therefore not as frequently visited by tourists. If you’re looking for an adventure trip a bit off the beaten path, the South Caribbean Coast is a great option.
What is there to do in the South Caribbean region?
Many Caribbean Hotels are located near Puerto Viejo between Cahuita National Park and Gandoca- Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. There a variety of activities available in the region. Guests can arrange hiking trips, snorkeling excursions, and a variety of other adventure day trips with most Caribbean hotels. Punta Uva Beach is also a highlight on the South Caribbean Coast just south of the region. Guests can rent bikes in town or with their hotel for a bike ride down to Punta Uva Beach. It’s definitely worth a visit.