More than a century of racist laws and policies helped shape Limón. Communities and their distinctive cultures were forged through hardships often condoned by the Costa Rican government.
But now the province’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism hopes to turn the region into “a new Cancún,”
Puerto Viejo isn’t for everyone.
If you need your beach vacation to be peppered with air conditioned rooms and restaurants; if you can’t comfortably share your room with the occasional gecko; if you get upset over spotty internet and power outages, then you might be better off visiting somewhere else.
But if you can accept Puerto Viejo for its flaws, it will accept you and yours.
Santa Teresa was taken over by crowds, dressed in white and carrying flowers to the beach. They laid them on the sand as a gesture to mourn a woman most of them never knew, but whom they had all heard about: María Trinidad Matus.
Santa Teresa de Cobano is one of my favorite spots on earth. It’s a great mix between jungle and ocean with green to blue waters. There are great waves and surfing conditions. It’s all surrounded by nature too. Don’t get scared if you wake up to the howler monkeys.