To the south of the Caribbean

To the south of the Caribbean

The road that leaves from Puerto Limón to the south east, runs parallel to the coast, passing by the landing strip, offers views of Uvita Island where Columbus disembarked, and after a few kilometers of palms, deserted beaches and waves. The route is paved. The majority of the inhabitants in this district are black, with Jamaican descendent that arrived on the Costa Rican coast in the middle of the XIX century. You can also learn about parts of the indigenous Creole cultures here, through food, music and knowledge about medicinal plants. The mix of these races on the Caribbean coast is interesting, you can buy Bribri arts and crafts and listen to Reggae or Calypso, you can take a horse ride to the indigenous reserve, go fishing with the residents, go surfing, snorkeling, swimming or simply converse either the older people of the community. To the northeast of the Puerto Viejo, the main road leads to Bribri, and then continues to the southeast until reaching Sixaola, at the border with Panamá, a border that is normally used as an entrance to the Panamanian islands of Boca Del Toro.