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Cahuita National Park

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“beautiful beach”(40 reviews)
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to see monkeys and other wildlife. A guide is not necessary but it could enhance your visit. Barter on the guides fee.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This national park is one of the most beautiful places I've being in Costa Rica. Amazing bright sand beach, crystally clear water. But what is the most important is there were not many people and the trail along the beach is absolutely amazing. Snorkel to...More

Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with mixed activities. Snorkeling was good, but glad we weren't doing it in high season. Lots of different coral and fish. On the walk back saw monkeys, sloths, insects, lizards and more. One sad thing was a dead turtle. Killed by a...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a gorgeous trip, the park is easily accessible with miles of pristine beaches and forest. Lots of places to picnic and view monkeys, sloths, snakes, raccoons, birds and all the wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. Entry is donation based so it’s budget...More

Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the full walk but just as nice to take a short walk from Cahuita. We saw a lot of animals, birds and insects great for taking photos. The walk combined jungle and lovely beaches, so take your swimsuit for a dip in the...More

Thank Yvonne0505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent park. Beach adjacent to amazing jungle/rainforest. Well maintained trail. Wildlife abound to the average person, but you'll see/learn more if you hire a local guide.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry to the National Park but a donation helps with the upkeep. The beaches are exceptionally good but do take the Sendero path around the edge of the sea. Plenty of places to sit and admire the views. Keep a lookout for the birds...More

Thank Glyn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You definitely need a guide to ensure you see as much as possible, they hang around the entrance so are easy to pick up. There is a lot to see and its wild but the path is well established.

Thank Kerry060966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cauhita National Park is a rain forest that meets the beach near Puerto Viejo. It is not crowded and you can get there either by walking in (there are two parking lots at eather end of the park) or by boat, after a snorkeling trip....More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A stroll along a path parallel to the beach. You may want to enter from “downtown” Cahuita, since this entrance is manages by the Municipality and especially for tourists is by far more cheaper than the other entrance, manages by the National Park Authority. Plenty...More

Thank HajoL
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6 May 2018|
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Response from Adam B | Reviewed this property |
100% recommed a guide - you will see a lot more wildlife that way. I was put off initially but changed my mind - paid off in minutes when shown a venemous snake about 20cm long that we would never have spotted. Our guide... More
14 April 2018|
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Response from frederl1071 | Reviewed this property |
I think Cahuita would get you in closer proximity to the rain forest and snorkeling. Use the Cahuita entrance to to park to see the most animals (and go early to get ahead of the cruise ship tours). The park opens at 8:00 am. More
Thomas K
25 March 2018|
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Response from Claude L | Reviewed this property |
Take a guide at the entrance if you want to see animals. Snorkeling wasn’t possible for us. The sea wasn’t flat 😉
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