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Isla de Cabuya

Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Fun and unike

First of all TJEK THE TIDE. Especially going in the winter like us. The tide changes every day and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitely a unique experience to walk across the ocean during low tide to reach this island... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Lauren M
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Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all TJEK THE TIDE. Especially going in the winter like us. The tide changes every day and so we went for the low tide at 4pm. Going at 3 we had plenty of time to look for shells and enjoy the view. We...More

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It is definitely a unique experience to walk across the ocean during low tide to reach this island. It is also a cool cemetery to see but that is really all it is. I would say it is definitely worth the trip once but do...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

If you're staying in the area, it's well worth waiting for low tide and walking out to Cabuya Island. The cemetery is interesting and it's fun poking around the reef and rock pools.

Thank BP_explorer
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We made it to the cemetery gates at night. Then turned around and came back with the next low tide. Creepy

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

At low tide it can be accessed from the shore. I have not seen the high tide as I walked the path from Montezuma to Mal Pais only once in November. The water was low and the roads are dry (lucky me). The cemetery is...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Local cemetery on an island accessible on foot when tide is out, unable to snorkel due to tide. Cemetery small and local, not much to see other than the surrounding landscapes, if you have an hour or two, may be a place to visit, but...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We saw on TV a show about this island so I decided to pack my things an took my family with me last Saturday we had the best time ever we walked to the island 400 feet we took a break there from the heat...More

Thank Gloris N
Reviewed 26 April 2017

You can walk to the island during any tide really, as it's pretty shallow, but low tide is easiest. That said, do the walk during medium tide, bring your snorkel gear, and enjoy some of the best snorkeling you'll find in Montezuma area.

Thank stevehurwitz
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a fun little trip, we swam from the rocks on the other side of the island which was lovely. Its got a nice chill vibe. I wouldn't bother going if you have to go out of your way to get here - we...More

Thank Lara E
Reviewed 29 March 2017

You can time this around low tide and it makes a fun experience. We went a little early and had a nice ankle deep wading out. This also gives you much more time as you can go out about an hour before low tide peaks....More

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Laura M
14 August 2017|
Response from Wefish88 | Reviewed this property |
Low tide changes daily you you have to check local tide charts This site has tide charts for the area: nicoyazoom . com