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The Caribbean coast Costa Rica
Margot Millier
Margot Millier Section editor

Discover The Caribbean coast

The Caribbean coast is a long trail of grey, black and white beaches, lined with coconut and almond trees. The atmosphere here is more relaxed than on the Pacific. Playa Tambor and Cahuita reef make up the diving destinations of the country.

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The Caribbean coast

Untamed beaches

The beaches in Costa Rica are amazing but they are not all safe for swimming, as the sea is often rough and frequented by sharks.

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Heavenly beaches

The Caribbean coast stretches from Panama to Limon. Gandoca Manzanillo in Cahuita is the most visited area.

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A turtle habitat

Swimming is prohibited at some beaches so as to protect the turtles that breed there.

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Palm trees along the Caribbean coast

The white and black sand beaches in Costa Rica are lined with palm trees.

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Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park is known worldwide: it is the only protected area in the Greater Caribbean.

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