The Place and The People
Stretching for nearly 125 miles between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica’s majestic Caribbean coastline is a tropical wilderness. More rugged and less touristy than the adjacent Pacific Coast, the jungle-lined beaches and interior host an exotic array of wildlife, from howler monkeys dangling in the trees to massive iguanas crossing the road. To the north lies one of Costa Rica’s most iconic sea turtle nesting beaches, where hundreds of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs each year. And it’s not just the wildlife that call this stunning area of the world home. A colorful, Afro-Caribbean culture gives the area a distinct island-like atmosphere where life is simple and the days roll by slowly.