Isla de Cabuya, Cabuya

4.3
#10 of 28 in Nature in Province of Puntarenas
Isla de Cabuya, which dates back to pre-Columbian times, provides a serene and secluded atmosphere by the sea. It was used as an Indian burial ground and still serves as a cemetery today. At the cemetery, find gravesites encircled by shells, family tombs, and a two-faced headstone. The spit of land, which is only accessible by foot during low tide, typically has many surrounding tidal pools where you can find hermit crabs and small fish. Bring snorkeling gear if you have it to explore the island's surrounding reef and discover local marine life. Plan to visit Isla de Cabuya during your Montezuma vacation using our convenient Montezuma trip builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The Isla del dead is an interesting activity to add to your day, but certainly not a "must to see" in the region. A small local cemetery with a bit of faine marine to watch for children in the pool of water. Do not miss the small restaurant on the corner of the street to get there however. Juices and Smoothies are welcome after walking up to the island. MORE: Easily accessible for all and more or less 1 hour. Nice view of the coast from the island. Cons: Must be planned depending on the tide. PRICE: No charge.
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  • August 4, 2017
    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...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Cabuya island is accessible by walking, in a few centimeters of water at low tide. The peculiarity of the island is hosting the cemetery of the village of Cabuya, a mystical atmosphere pervades
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