Costa Rica is low-key and laidback pretty much everywhere except its frenzied capital city. But the most laidback, Pura Vida place in the whole country has got to be the southern Caribbean coast. This is the least developed region of the country, with no large towns, no big resorts, condo developments, or gated communities…no hotel towers looming over the beach. Just jungle, small villages, and largely deserted stretches of tropical beaches.
It attracts a bohemian crowd as far as visitors and expats. You’ll find plenty of yoga, healing retreats, surfing, snorkeling, and open-air beach bars and restaurants.
And while infrastructure can leave something to be desire, the let-it-all-hang-out attitude is a worthwhile trade-off for those who make it their home. Fun fact: Jamaican immigrants to this coast had a big impact on cuisine, music, and language (English, with a distinct patois, is commonly spoken), making it totally unlike other parts of Costa Rica in this way as well. And the village of Cahuita, where this home is located, is especially strong in this culture.
It’s a five-bedroom with a pool, surrounded by jungle packed with wildlife, with plenty of covered porch spaces to enjoy outdoor living. It’s close to the entrance of a national park, plus on site, tropical fruit trees like plantain, soursop, and passionfruit are plentiful in the garden.
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