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The Caribbean Coast Of Costa Rica

  1. 2. The Caribbean Coast: Features <ul><li>Costa Rica's Caribbean province of Limon runs 125 miles (200 km), from the northern Nicaraguan border to the southern border with Panama. </li></ul>
  2. 3. The Caribbean Coast: Features <ul><li>The Caribbean coast offers amazing tropical rainforest, beautiful beaches and an abundant wildlife and vegetation. In addition, there are excellent eco-tourism opportunities, and plenty of activities for the adventurous, including fishing, sea kayaking, diving and much more. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Limón: Origen of the Name <ul><li>As the story goes, a solitary lemon (limón in Spanish) tree was growing at the proposed site and gave the port its name. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Distances: <ul><li>. San Jose to Lim 2.5 hours, </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose to Puerto Viejo 4 hours, </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose to Tortuguero 4.5 hours </li></ul>
  5. 6. Multiculturalism <ul><li>The greatest draw for visitors to the province of Limon is a distinct multiculturalism that's unique to the region. Approximately one-third of the population is black, primarily of Jamaican descent, and many indigenous Bribri and Cabecar people live among the Talamanca areas. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Things to do in this Caribbean parad ise: <ul><li>Beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Diving </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing </li></ul><ul><li>Walking tours </li></ul><ul><li>Turtle nesting </li></ul><ul><li>Water canals </li></ul><ul><li>Biking </li></ul><ul><li>Local Caribbean cultur e </li></ul><ul><li>Tours from Lim Cahuita ·National Park & Puerto Viejo Gandoca Manzanillo </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Refuge ·Biking & snorkeling in Punta Uva· Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve </li></ul>
  7. 8. Attractions <ul><li>There is a lot of attractions in the Caribbean Coast. The followings are some of them: </li></ul>
  8. 9. Aviarios del Caribe <ul><li>Following Highway 26 south of Puerto Limon, the river valley breathes life into the tropical vegetation. Here, 31 km south of town, is the small wildlife refuge of Aviarios del Caribe in the Estrella River delta. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Barbilla National Park <ul><li>The Barbilla National Park protects 29,500 acres (11,938 hectares) of humid lowland rainforest along the Caribbean slopes of the Talamancan mountain range. As one of Costa Rica’s least visited parks, it has the distinction of being both relatively untouched and ecologically rich. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge <ul><li>Located on the Nicaraguan boarder, is this massive 225,365 acre (91,200 ha) national wildlife refuge-the largest in the nation. Much of this refuge is inaccessible to eco-tourists due to poor roads and infrastructure which have kept Barra Del Colorado an isolated wonder. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Cahuita National Park <ul><li>At 2,711 acres (1,097 ha), Cahuita National Park is small in size compared to its counterparts. The park is much more regarded for its underwater portion. This national park is the park with Costa Rica's largest costal reef. </li></ul>
  12. 13. E.A.R.T.H. University <ul><li>An agricultural college with a focus on investigating sustainable agriculture in tropical environments, E.A.R.T.H. University (Escuela de Agricultura de la Region Tropical Húmeda) is located in the town of Guácimo. This non-prophet, private university encompasses 990 acres (400 ha) of lowland forest, including a large, 570,280 square foot (52,980 sq. km) campus. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge <ul><li>Located in Costa Rica&s southeastern Talamanca region is the large Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge, a collection of rainforest and wetland habitat complete with a coral reef. At 23,348 total acres (9,450 ha). Besides Cahuita, this park is the only other place in the country with a coral reef. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve <ul><li>Located 60 km south of Puerto Limon is the 22,620 acre (9154 ha) Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve, a rugged and undeveloped park that offers few facilities despite its proximity to a major highway. Visitors can find plenty of accommodations in Puerto Limon and Cahuita, two nearby beach towns. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Tortuguero National Park <ul><li>Adjacent to the Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge is the more well-known and frequented; Tortuguero National Park, is home to four of the world's eight species of green sea turtle including Leatherback, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill turtles. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Other Places of Interest <ul><li>GUÁPILES </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the heart of Costa Rica's banana growing region, Guápiles is the nations gateway between the central highlands and the Caribbean coast. </li></ul><ul><li>  Getting to Guápiles is easy by both bus and car. Highway 32 runs directly. Transportation time is about an hour. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Other Places of Interest <ul><li>LIMÓN </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Limón, or simply Limón, is the heart and soul of the Caribbean. This is the region's largest city, with a population of approximately 85,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to Puerto Limón is quick and easy. Highway 32 leads directly. The trip via car will take about 2.5 hours, or a bit longer by bus. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Other Places of Interest <ul><li>PLAYA COCLES </li></ul><ul><li>Playa Cocles is a small village on the Atlantic Coast south of Puerto Viejo, Limon. Beautiful beaches, lush greenery and a relaxed atmosphere is what you’ll experience in this region. This culturally rich area is a unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures living side by side. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Other Places of Interest <ul><li>SIXAOLA </li></ul><ul><li>This wild and beautiful region is a complete Caribbean Paradise of breathtaking beaches mixed with incredible rainforest that kisses to the coastline. This part of the country is distinct and unique because of its blend of Latin, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Puerto Viejo </li></ul><ul><li>Known for its laidback attitude and famous for it surfing. Beckons visitors to come experience Costa Rica’s eccentric side. </li></ul><ul><li>The village’s cultural influences are interesting to be sure: a mix of Afro-Caribbean, Bribri Indian, tico and hippyesque counterculture. </li></ul>Other Places of Interest
  22. 23. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Fiery-billed Aracari and Collared Aracari </li></ul><ul><li>Chestnut-mandibled Toucan </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Tucancillo Piquianaranjado, and Tucancillo Collarejo </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Dios-te-de, Toucan de Swainson </li></ul>
  23. 24. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Green Heron </li></ul><ul><li>Bananaquit </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Garcilla Verde </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Reinita Mielera, Cazadorcita, Picaflor </li></ul>
  24. 25. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Three-wattled Bellbird </li></ul><ul><li>Chestnut-headed Oropendola </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Campanero Tricarunculado, Pájaro Campano, Rin-ran </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Oropéndola Cabecicastaña </li></ul>
  25. 26. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Keel-billed Toucan </li></ul><ul><li>Long-tailed Hermit </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Tucan Pico Iris, Curre Negro </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Ermitaño Colilargo, Gorrion </li></ul>
  26. 27. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Three-Toed Sloth </li></ul><ul><li>Two-Toed Sloth </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Perezoso de Tres Dedos </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Perezoso de Dos Dedos </li></ul>
  27. 28. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Agouti </li></ul><ul><li>Paca </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Aguti, Picure </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Paca, Lapa, Tepezcuintle </li></ul>
  28. 29. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Armadillo </li></ul><ul><li>Coati </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Cusuco, Armadillo </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Pizote </li></ul>
  29. 30. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Mantled Howler Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Kinkajou </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Congo </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Martilla, Cuchicuchi </li></ul>
  30. 31. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Ocelot </li></ul><ul><li>Olingo </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Manigordo </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Olingo </li></ul>
  31. 32. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Squirrel Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>White-Faced or Capuchin Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Titi, Mico de Chiero </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Carita Blanca </li></ul>
  32. 33. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>House Gecko </li></ul><ul><li>Fin Whale </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Gueco </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Rorcual Comun, Rorcual Careto </li></ul>
  33. 34. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Boa Constrictor </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow-headed Vine Snake </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Boa, Bequer </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Bejuquillo </li></ul>
  34. 35. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Common Tink Frog </li></ul><ul><li>Red-Eyed Leaf (Tree) Frog </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Martillita </li></ul><ul><li>Spahish Name: Rana Ojos Rojos </li></ul>
  35. 36. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Blue-jeans Frog or Strawberry Poison-dart Frog </li></ul><ul><li>Brilliant Forest Frog </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Ranita roja </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Rana (No specific common name) </li></ul>
  36. 37. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Glass Frog </li></ul><ul><li>Fer-de-Lance </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Rana de Vidrio </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Terciopelo </li></ul>
  37. 38. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Collared Peccary </li></ul><ul><li>Baird's Tapir </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Saino </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Danto, Danta </li></ul>
  38. 39. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Fishing Bulldog Bat </li></ul><ul><li>Vampire Bat </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Murciélago Pescador </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Vampiro </li></ul>
  39. 40. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Violet Sabrewing </li></ul><ul><li>Great Green Macaw </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Ala de Sable Violaceo </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Guacamayo Verde Mayor (Lapa Verde) </li></ul>
  40. 41. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Jaguarundi </li></ul><ul><li>Jaguar </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Gato Moro </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Tigre </li></ul>
  41. 42. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Spectacled Caiman </li></ul><ul><li>American Crocodile </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name:Caimán </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Cocodrilo </li></ul>
  42. 43. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Leatherback Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>Green Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Baula </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name:Tortuga Verde </li></ul>
  43. 44. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Hawksbill Sea Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>Loggerhead Sea Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Tortuga carey </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Name: Caguama </li></ul>
  44. 45. CARIBBEAN FAUNA <ul><li>Orca, Killer Whale </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish name: Orca Comun, Espolante, Ballena Asesina </li></ul>