Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Extension
Limón, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
About this trip
You’re journeying halfway across the globe, why not extend your stay in Costa Rica to experience some of its top tourist attractions? Join us on an exclusive trip extension visiting some of the area’s highlights.
- Explore the unique town of Puerto Viejo, situated on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica
- Discover Cahuita National Park, home to the largest coral reef system in Costa Rica as well as many animals
- Walk along lush and lively rainforest trails of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge
After landing in the charming Costa Rican capital of San Jose, travel to the beachside town of Puerto Viejo, about a 4 hour drive away. Situated on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, near the border of Panama, Puerto Viejo is much less crowded than tourist towns on the Pacific side, with a diverse array of visitors and locals. You won’t find fast food chains or high rise hotels here, but you will see colorful homes, exquisite uncrowded beaches and exotic wildlife. Take a deep breath of warm ocean air and spend your first day getting settled into Paradise.
Discover the Jaguar Animal Rescue Centre located near Playa Cocles. This centre serves as a refuge and rehabilitation center for many local animals including members of the cat family, monkeys, snakes and more.
Learn the process in which indigenous chocolate is made by the people who know it best. Watch a demonstration of the process, from the growing of the Cacao plant to the making of chocolate. After, hike to a beautiful waterfall.
Hike through the Cahuita National Park beginning in the community of Cahuita, along white beaches and up to Cahuita Point. Relax and swim in the calm water of the Caribbean Sea.
After your morning breakfast and checkout, say goodbye to the sleepy seaside village and head to San Jose, where you’ll catch your flight home. Promise yourself you’ll come back soon!
About Worldwide Navigators
Worldwide Navigators is a full-service travel agency that fosters an environment where curiosity can flourish, lead to learning, and expand the breadth of a traveler’s global understanding. With 20 years of experience planning medical missions through International Medical Relief, we provide groups with a unique, safe, and culturally-engaging adventure. Through comprehensive tour consulting, itinerary customization and purpose at the heart of each tour, every traveler is sure to have a unique and powerful experience.
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