The farm is located 2 hours east of San Jose Costa Rica, 45 minutes west of the Caribbean beaches, on the side of the Talamancan mountains, close to Siquirres Limón. The Caribbean South has some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, many with sparkling white sand, bright turquoise waters and swaying palm trees. The nearest beach is Playa Bonita, a beautiful little beach to relax and enjoy the surf.
Another very popular beach town is Puerto Viejo! With a lush rain forest, stunning beaches and tons of wildlife, Puerto Viejo is one of the best places to go for relaxation, nature and a hint of adventure. Within 18 miles of Puerto Viejo, you have white sand beaches like Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Playa Blanca and Playa Vargas inside Cahuita National Park. You also have a black sand beach, Playa Negra. The list just keeps going on with other beautiful beaches such as Playa Punta Uva and Playa Arrecife. For beach bums, this is one of the best places in Costa Rica for a beach vacation. You can spend every day at a different beach and this is one of the cheap things to do in Puerto Viejo.
Cahuita National Park protects beach, rain forest and coral reef and is one of only parks in Costa Rica that is free (by donation only). It has an easy walking trail that runs parallel to the shore so visitors can have a beach day or hike the national park to see wildlife. In the national park alone, you can see two types of monkeys, sloths, snakes, all sorts of birds and many more animals!
Gandoca-Mananillo Wildlife Refuge protects an important mangrove swamp and the many flora and fauna that live in it. Turtles, caimans, crocodiles, toucans, parrots and many other animals live in the refuge so it is an excellent place to see wildlife.
The farm is also a short 5 miles away from the Pacuare River, which is an incredibly popular place. Flowing into the Caribbean, the Pacuare River is one of the best places in the world for whitewater rafting and whitewater kayaking. The Pacuare has everything from class II to class V rapids, as well as multiple waterfalls.
Along the community road outside our gates, there are markers for the famous El Camino de Costa Rica. This popular trail has tours of hikers visiting it frequently, and would probably love to include Finca Siempre on their stops!