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Cahuita National Park

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Address: At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

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A delightful treasure hunt!

Delightful! We are avid snorkelers... and were bummed that the weather in CR wasn't conducive, during our stay, for WATER snorkeling. BUT... this place was like a phenom snorkel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nancy S
Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delightful! We are avid snorkelers... and were bummed that the weather in CR wasn't conducive, during our stay, for WATER snorkeling. BUT... this place was like a phenom snorkel tour, only with LAND ANIMALS AND PLANT LIFE! Practically each step or gaze up, down, all around brought a surprise and delight. In our two days of walking the trail, we... More 

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Melbourn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jungle-fringed sandy beaches; waves high enough to surf or bodysurf some days, small enough to snorkel on others; wildlife everywhere - what's not to love? We saw only a fraction of it and can't wait to explore the rest in the future. Take a guide inside the park who will help you spot so much more than you would see... More 

Thank dnk1974
Big Bear Lake, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a bit intimidated at first since I was going as a solo female but there was nothing to worry about. The pathways were well maintained. No chance of getting lost. Only elevation gain was walking over some bridges that crossed over marshland. Wear shoes/sandals that can get wet or muddy. There are no toilets once you start the walk.... More 

Thank Ms A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely stunning park, with a relatively small forest area and an area of marine protection. We through the forest from cahuita along the length of the beach to the point, and saw capuchin monkeys, an eyelash viper, a caiman and more. Then we paid $15 a head to go snorkelling. It's forbidden to go without a guide but it's... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park asks for donations, there is no entrance fee. You can swim without paying, on a white sandy beach. A guide will point out all the wildlife that is hiding in the trees, and identify plants and birds, so that makes it more interesting. The trail along the water has a breeze, but inland it can be very hot.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After too much sun, my husband and I decided to hike in the park. The trail is nice and shady on a hot day, and for at least the section closest to the town, there was a nice steady breeze. We did not take a tour, and would probably have seen more wildlife if we had done so. But, overall,... More 

Thank Robin S
San Ignacio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome wildlife, beaches and jungle best part of the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Must go! Even cleaning station for you sandy feet and butt!

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't use the services of the private guides at the entrance to the park (and I wish we had had time to do so - they seemed very knowledgable when I saw them on the path.) this is a beautiful park, and well worth any amount of time you have to give it. We walked in to get... More 

Thank TessAbbie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance to the National Park is by donation - which goes to the upkeep of the park. I asked about the average donation and was told $2-$5 is about average. The park consists of forest and beach and is navigated by a footpath of some 16Kms return trip. Your walk can be shortened at any time by simply retracing your... More 

Thank Compo-in-Caithness
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cahuita National Park now has more commodities and better installations to serve tourists! The new Operations Center is in town, ocean front, and the new Services center is at the west entrance and parking lot. Fully conditioned for people with special needs and immersed in the jungle that meets the ocean! The architecture of these new buildings is also... More 


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