Playa Negra, Playa Blanca, & Playa Vargas
Marker - Cahuita
Cahuita is a funky, laid back Caribbean town. It has plenty of accomodations and good places to eat. Cahuita is at the entrance to the Cahuita National Park which is one of the most beautiful of the coastal parks. It is also a great home base for exploring the breaks that the Caribbean Zone has to offer.
Playa Negra - Black Beach
About an hour south of Limon is Cahuita, and Playa Negra, Named for the dark volcanic sand of the beach. It is a beachbreak that is usually small and a good place for beginners. Big swells bring hollow waves that break outside and there is a rock ledge that breaks left with overhead+ swells. Playa negra breaks best at high tide. Beware of sea urchins!
If you park in the area, do not leave valuables in your car!
There is a very small bay right next to the entrance to the Cahuita National Park where a short left breaks over a reef. The wave closes out after a short and can get very crowded as it is a favorite local spot. There are two main peaks. There is beachbreak to the south that closes when there is any size.
Walk about a kilometer into the park and you will find Playa Vargas. When everywhere else is small it tends to be a foot or two bigger here. It is usually uncrowded due to the walk. The reek can be troublesome at lower tides.