Cahuita National Park, Cahuita

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Witness a more than 35 species of coral and 100 species of fish in a natural environment at Cahuita National Park. This protected region of land and sea is made up of dense forests and rich coral reefs. Hike along the free trails amidst a wealth of tropical plants and animals, including eyelash vipers, capuchin monkeys, and many types of birds. The park also offers unspoiled beaches, where you can lounge or snorkel out into the sea. To get the most out of wildlife viewing, hire a guide. Our Cahuita road trip planner makes visiting Cahuita National Park and other Cahuita attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was our first stop once we finally made it into Limon after our long drive from San Jose. We didn’t see anything sloths or other cool animals but the vibe was chill. Remember I’m here in the off ...  more »
  • We were 5 days in Cahuita, and every day in the NP. Several times we crossed only the first two rivers and 1 time we have made the entire hike. Everything well feasible, even with children (ours were 7 and 10 years). Already at the entrance, the first monkey and usually also a tucan welcome one. Because we had made several guided tours, we went without a guide. One must only look at the groups, which all stand to find the animals. One day, calmly climbed a sloth on the bridge at the entrance for approx. 1 h. Only about 1 meter above our heads. The monkey came very close to ran - one stole the Mittagsbrot, which he then ate a tree from which even our frightened son. The crossing of the rivers is no problem - best look, where others go that way and how deep it is there ;-) The paths are all well maintained and be swept (?) at the entrance even. Halfway through the hike it is noticed, that here are no longer so many people are on the road and it has more adult way. On the way you can on beautiful and mostly empty beaches everywhere break, cool off and admire the deep blue water - fantastic. At the end of the hike is a newly-created 2km-long wooden path and there you have the feeling to be really in the rain forest then.
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  • Incredibly beautiful and varied walk through the forest, along the white beaches and finally a 2 km long in wood created walking trail through an old rainforest with very tall trees.
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