Town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí (Old Port of Sarapiquí): Although traditionally the town’s main activities revolved around agricultural activities, such as coffee, corn, cacao, cardamom, citrus, banana, palms, fruit trees and livestock, nowadays pineapples and tourism are its main activities. Tourists are attracted by Sarapiqui’s exuberant nature, the rainforest, and the kindness and cordiality of its residents. Sarapiqui is a major site for tropical scientific research and ecotourism. Adventure tours also are very popular, especially whitewater rafting the rapids of the pristine and picturesque Sarapiquí River. The Sarapiquí flows into the San Juan River, which is Costa Rica’s northern border in this area with Nicaragua, and eventually out to Barra del Colorado and Tortuguero!