Cahuita National Park, Cahuita

4.8
#1 of 25 in Parks in Province of Limon
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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. Put Cahuita National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cahuita holiday planner.
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  • An easy hike on a trail that parallels the beach. A variety of tropical trees and flowers along the way. Beautiful sand, warm water and isolation. Although access is free, the staff look for and encou...  more »
  • The Cahuita National Park is a beautiful park on 20 km from Puerto Viejo. You can here a walk of about 4 hours. During the walk you have links of your both white and black beaches and to the right of your dense jungle and swamp. The path and the view is every kilometer totally different and chances are that you will mock here all kinds of animals like spiders, crabs, monkeys, small snakes, raccoons, sloths and more ... Tip: ask at the entrance to a guide. A local runs like with you and sees everything where you have to walk past! Take some food and drink and take an occasional dip in the sea. Here you have kilometres of beach all to yourself! It is also advisable to go as early as possible because in the afternoon can get pretty hot. You can visit the park easy to grab by the bus in the direction of Limón. The bus leaves every hour from Puerto Viejo and the first bus comes to 05:30. You step out in Cahuita and from here it is a 5-minute walk to the entrance of the park. You come out on the other side of the park and there you can also see right away the bus stop where the bus to Puerto Viejo all stop. This is the bus with final destination Manzanillo. There is no entrance fee for the Cahuita National Park but they are asking for a small donation at the entrance.
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  • The walk in the Park has been one of our best memories of Costa Rica. We were very well accompanied by 2 great guides that have learned us a lot during this ballad. We pass more than 3 h observed wildlife and we did not regret for taking the guides (take the guides is mandatory if we don't miss things). I highly recommend them for their kindness and their competence. Ricardo Robinson (87509261) and Michael Godfrey (87261143)
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