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. Put Cahuita National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cahuita holiday planner.
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  • We probably saw ten sloths on our 25 minute walk to the beach. If you enter on the Cahuita side, the price of admission is by donation (no need to be cheap - the park maintenance doesn't pay for itsel...  more »
  • Once we gave our donations we were on our way. The park is a beautiful place with many different animals in their wild surroundings. The walk along the Caribbean is flat, sandy and easy with the excep...  more »
  • très beau parc pas cher. Paysage magnifique le long de la mer des caraïbes : excellent pour se raffraichir 
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  • A bohemian and exuberant ambient is expecting you in Cahuita. Enjoy the white sand beach and the nicely paved streets. This small town has everything to relax and forget about work for a weekend.
  • I am so glad we came back. First time here was rainy season and were a little disappointed; second time around with sun and no clouds was stunning though. Good trek next to the beach and nice tropical/jungle views. Good activity for the day.
  • IMPORTANT: if you enter via the southern gate (as suggested in an earlier review) you'll be required to pay $5usd per person. This is the vehicle gate and is administered by a separate municipality. Otherwise we enjoyed the park a lot. Walking the opposite way meant we saw howler monkeys, a 2 toed sloth, a yellow hanging viper (amongst the green and yellow leaves right by the trail - look out!), small hawks, coconut crabs, pelicans, a coati, white faced capucins, various types of local squirrel. Walk slowly and quietly and its pretty amazing what's there to spot!
  • This is a nice place to stop when cruising to this port. The people explained how chocolate is made in this country which is very different than what we are used to. They also walk you around and show you the native plants and how they are used medicinally. The guides the cruise line used were very good.
  • Beautiful park! Free entry which is nice! The beach is very pretty in this area, not as pretty as the pacific side of Costa Rica in my opinion but still nice.