in an interview with the tico times, second term Tourism Minister Allan Flores reveals his partiality to the caribe sur:
Where does the tourism minister vacation?
My mother’s family comes from Limón (on the Caribbean coast), so that’s why I usually enjoy places such as Gandoca, Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva. To me those are the best places and I love them.
(it is very possible that the link to the interview will be placed behind a paywall by the time you try to click on it. if you are interested in puerto viejo, that quote right there is what you need to know!)