About Talamanca

Rich Coast

Cultural diversity, exotic ecosystems, lots of wildlife, great weather, friendly locals, Caribbean vibe, delicious food, small authentic towns… Talamanca is truly a paradise, be aware you may not want to leave!

Best of both worlds...

The coastal South Caribbean communities of Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, Cocles, Punta Uva, Playa Chiquita, and Manzanillo are situated between the ocean’s warm waters and coral reefs on the one side, and forest clad slopes on the other. Our micro-climate leads to a special ecology unique to Costa Rica.

La Vida Pura!

A typical day in the Southern Caribbean includes surfing, snorkeling in coral reefs, resting on amazing white sand beaches. You can hike in primary wild forests before arriving at amazing waterfalls. Here you learn about indigenous cosmic vision, drink local organic chocolate, and eat typical Caribbean dinners. If you still have energy check out the nightlife and dance to reggae or calypso music. 

Unlike anywhere...

Talamanca is a unique region on the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the province of Limón. With nearly 2,810 km2 or 5% of the Costa Rican landmass, it is home to the coastal communities of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, and Manzanillo. Our geography creates a special micro-climate that is home to unique ecology only found in Talamanca. It is a model of conservation being that Talamanca is the county in Costa Rica with the highest percentage of protected land; 88% of our beloved county is protected. Along with several private reserves, we have the following government recognized protected areas:

  • 55% in National Parks—Cahuita, Amistad, Chirripo, Hitoy Cerere
  • 31% in Indigenous Territories—Kekoldi, Alta Talamanca Bribri, AltaTalamanca Cabecar, Telire
  • 2% Gandoca- Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Culture Matters...

Talamanca is home to Costa Rica’s most ethnically diverse inhabitants. Our population is composed of Indigenous Bribri and Cabecar, as well as of Afro-Caribbean and Ladinos, along with residents from over 60 different nations living together peacefully and mostly intermingled.

Eco-conscious tourism services...