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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  • During our stay in Cahuita, we have explored the Park on your own. The road is about 7 km long. It's very great, what you can see everything and experience. Hint: in any case, you should use an offered leadership. So you can discover a lot more.
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  • For nature lovers a must. We were $ per person 2 times in the Park by the entrance of Puerto Vargas 5, it deserted. There is much to discover, snakes, Coatis, Howlermonkeys, raccoon up to pelicans. In the morning early we were the 1st in the Park and are started immediately with the trail in the forest, then ran up the trail to the sea along to the other side. Pure nature and without tourists, that's soo many nice bathing places to stay. If you come with your family, can enjoy his lunch on one of the many tables or huts. Only to recommend!
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  • This fine nature park you can visit on your own. It offers a series of hiking trails that connect to each other at a distance of 12 k. Plazts your car on one side and let you get to the other drop off or take the bus back. You will meet animals and can still on the go enjoy a good swim in the sea. Worth a day trip!
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  • Beautiful. Stunning swimming! Lots of wildlife to enjoy. Apparently we were lucky not to have loads of mosquitoes, but we were lucky! 😁
  • Wear good walking shoes. Do NOT bother with a guide- you will be pressured at the entrance but just avoid it- they did point out a few animals here and there but they are visible if you look up...unless you just have no clue and want them to be with you.personally I was happier when they left bc the main one just kept pushing for more money. Just a clue- when there is an animal To be seen- you’ll be clued in by others Stopped and looking up. There is some beautiful beach and picnic spots so bring a little something to eat and drink so you can stay longer. I brought bug wipes with deer but was never Bothered by any bugs on th beach. There is a less busy side to enter this park- the Punta Vargas side-way less crowded.
  • Amazing place! You need to walk fully through the park and take a bus then back to Cahuita. Amazing experience!!!
  • Free entrance fron Cahuita town. Nice walk but too many people
  • Nice national park, when if not one of the prettiest on on the Caribbean side if Costa Rica. We recommend to take an local tour guide, they can show you so many animals already on first few meters of the path. And take enough water and snacks with you. Depending on on weather's you can swim and chill on fine beaches too or even snorkel on the reefs (only with guide, but they will be so honest and inform you, when the conditions are the best).
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