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Puerto Viejo de Limón (Talamanca)

In recent years, this small village has developed rapidly and become a point of tourist attraction with the corresponding infrastructure. The roads have been paved; a variety of small hotels, bed & breakfasts and restaurants is now available in the immediate surroundings of the village's center.

More expensive accommodation close to the most beautiful beaches of the area can be found further south along the road to Gandoca Manzanillo - Playa Cocles, Punta Uva, etc. Here you will also find all kinds of restaurants in different price ranges.

Cahuita Cahuita National Park

Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve
In the foothills of the Talamanca Mountain Range, southwest of La Estrella Valley, 45 Km from the port of Limon. This zone is criss-crossed by countless rocky rivers with rapids and waterfalls, some reaching several meters in height. It is interesting to note that the name of the Reserve, taken from the Bri-Bri Indian language, has to do with rain. "Hitoy" means wooly, describing the algae and moss- covered river stones, and "Cerere" means clear waters. Most of the trees in the upper elevations are more than 30 meters tall and the emergent trees top 50 meters. The fauna is rich and varied, although most species either live in the treetops or are nocturnal and therefore are not usually seen. Some mammals inhabiting the area are the three-toed sloth, silky anteater, four-eyed opossum, collared peccary, and howler and white-faced monkeys. 115 species of birds have been observed including the Montezuma oropendola, which congregates to build large numbers of hanging nests in a single tree, vulture, chizo parrot, salty-tailed trogon and hummingbirds, among others.

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