A trip to the South Caribbean Coast in Limon Province offers a chance to enjoy this area's wild beauty and the distinct culture that characterizes it. Much of the region is jungle-covered lowland, which is skirted by a coastline dotted with beautiful white- and black-sand beaches.
Limon is the least populated province in Costa Rica, and its slow-moving way of life makes it a good place to visit for people who want to avoid tourist atmospheres. Limon Province is unique in its mix of ethnic groups. Afro-Caribbean peoples migrated to the Atlantic coast in the 19th century to fish, work on the railroad, and farm cacao and coconut, and they now comprise roughly a third of the province's population. A variety of English dialects are spoken here including an elegant Jamaican English and the patois spoken by the Afro-Caribbeans.
The point below Cahuita was declared a National Park in 1975, and a few years ago, the area south of Puerto Viejo was declared a wildlife refuge. For these reasons the beaches retain their pristine beauty and the people their unique way of life. Life on the Atlantic coast is definitely laid back. Because of this, it is a great place to relax.