Costa Rica was once a country considered off-the-beaten path for many travelers, and despite the ease in getting here these days, many of its attractions are still out of the way, and specially on the Caribbean coast, as off-beat as they are off-the-beaten-path. For a rugged excursion as off-the-beaten path as it gets, book a volunteer Leatherback Adventure with the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Or, consider the Econo-waterfall tour in Puerto Viejo, a foot-to-bus-to-jungle journey to the Bri Br Waterfall. Then discover the unforgettable taste of the Chocolate Forest Experience, before or after you've lived the rush of rafting the level IV Rio Pacuare rapids. At the Jardin Excondido, couples, soul seekers, and those interested in traditional Central American holistic healing will find kindred spirits on the outskirts of Puerto Viejo, At the Ice Cream Garden, you'll be satisfying your sweet tooth at the very edge of Costa Rica, with decadent Italian gelato to boot. Bird watching at the Manzanillo Gandoca Refuge next door is as exotic as it gets, and Don't forget to allot extra time on your itinerary to discover the hidden, unexpected and the unforgettable side of Costa Rica's off-the-beaten-path things to do.
2 k south east of Puerto Viejo 25 meters north of Om Yoga. Beach Break Playa Cocles.
See, smell, and taste the transformation from raw cacao to tempered chocolate... read more
50 meters north of the MegaSuper
Little Anasara yoga studio in the center of Puerto Viejo... read more