Puerto Viejo, 3 days / 2 nights
Once a quaint fishing village, today, the beachfront town is the heart and soul of Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culture, charm, and world-class beaches. Explore its vibrant community brimming with local and international restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping. And make sure to sample the spicy and savory Creole cuisine that’s legendary in the region
Upon takeout from your whitewater rafting adventure on the Pacuare River, you will change into dry clothes and be transferred in professional comfort to the sparkling white-sand beaches of Puerto Viejo. Once a quaint fishing village, today, the beachfront town is the heart and soul of Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culture and charm. Explore the vibrant community brimming with local and international restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping. Make sure to sample the legendary Creole cuisine that’s unique to the region. Overnight at the luxurious Hotel Aguas Claras.
Costa Rica’s South Caribbean Coast is renowned for its postcard-perfect beaches and clear turquoise waters. The nearby Cahuita National Park and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge are excellent day trips for exploring the idyllic coastal forests and mangroves and snorkeling the shallow offshore coral reefs. Kayaks and SUPs can be rented at each park entrance. Renting a beach cruiser bicycle is a great way to explore the beaches around your hotel. Surfing is another favorite, especially for advanced surfers who travel from afar for the world-class breaks at Salsa Brava and Playa Cocles. Other options include a visit to the nearby indigenous BriBri homelands to learn about their fascinating culture, medicinal lore, and the art of chocolate making. Or meet wild animals upfront and personal at the popular Jaguar Rescue Center. Overnight at the luxurious Hotel Aguas Claras
After another glorious Caribbean morning and poolside breakfast, if possible, enjoy one last dip in the pool or the crystalline ocean waters in front of the hotel. Prepare your souvenirs and belongings for pick up and the scenic four-hour drive back to San José and the Grano de Oro Hotel.
Rates per person in Double Occupancy
The South Caribbean extension includes:
• Two nights at Aguas Claras Hotel or similar, breakfast included.
• Private ground transportation from Siquirres to Puerto Viejo.
• Private ground transportation Puerto Viejo to San José