Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast is significantly less traveled than its Pacific counterpart, making it ideal for an off the beaten path adventure. Cahuita, a small town between Limon and Puerto Viejo, is the happy medium between sleepy beachside village and touristy city. A quick 30-minute ride on the local Mepe bus takes you to lively Puerto Viejo, and a quick 5-minute walk takes you to the beautiful local beach, Playa Negra. Most of the main lodging options are in the center of town, near many good restaurants and shops, but there are some neighborhood BnBs suitable for those getting to know the local culture a little better. Cahuita has a friendly neighborhood vibe, and it is relaxing, yet full of life, and walkable, yet connected. It is the perfect place to set up camp on a trip where day trips up and down the coast are a priority.