Costa Rica - REGIONS
The Caribbean of Costa Rica can be divided in two main regions, the northern slope and the southern slope. It contains an ethnic mix of Afro-Caribbean and indigenous people of the Talamanca, Bribrí and Cabecar tribes, as well as the Spanish and Chinese residents who started coming to the area in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This region holds the highest percentage of protected land in the country, with exuberant vegetation, abundant wildlife and more than 100 miles of coastline. Snorkeling, diving and surfing are popular in the southern beaches.
The Sarapiqui rainforest lowlands are also part of this green region hosting different attractions such as river rafting, boat exploration along the Sarapiqui River, excellent bird watching and natural history walks to biological stations.