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Where is La Kukula?

GPS: 9º 38´ 10,63" N    82º 42´ 36,69" W

La Kukula Lodge is in Playa Chiquita, about 3 miles from Puerto Viejo, the south Caribbean region of Costa Rica. Playa Chiquita is a quiet area between the small villages of Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo.

Sea and Jungle

From La Kukula Lodge in Playa Chiquita you will find some of the finest beaches in the country: Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, Arrecife, Playa Grande and Manzanillo; idyllic natural spaces to relax, walk, swim, bird-watch, surf, cycle or snorkel in the coral reef.

La Kukula Lodge is 1 mile from Jaguar Rescue Center, 3 miles from Manzanillo-Gandoca Wildlife Refuge and 10 miles from Cahuita National Park.

The people

The different communities inhabiting the area offer aunique cultural richness that sets it apart from the rest of the country: the Bribri, indigenous tribe of native settlers who mostly dwell in the jungle and hillsides of Talamanca; the colourful Afro-Caribbean community, which has traditionally lived on the Caribbean coast since the 19th century; and the “newly settled” Ticos and foreigners. All help to create an amazing cultural diversity in a small geographical space. Although the majority of the population speaks Spanish, the natives speak their mother tongue "Bribri" and the Afro-Caribbeans speak "patois" (or broken English), which is derived from Jamaican English. 

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