Isla de Cabuya

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Isla de Cabuya
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Beach L
Ontario, Canada155 contributions
Interesting Spot to Visit.
Jan 2020
Having been in the area after visiting Cabo Blanco park and eating lunch nearby, it was easy to pop out to the cemetery while the tide was low. It was something different than any other travel spots we have visited and didn't take too much time so we felt it was worth having done. Just be sure to check the tide schedules as it would not be viable to visit unless the tide was low.
Written 24 March 2020
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brilandhen
London, UK42 contributions
lovely walk
Mar 2020
very interesting history and sets the mood for imaginative interpretation of the story behind this place. Many seabirds. Accessible at low tide
Written 22 March 2020
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Kristen
Montezuma, Costa Rica45 contributions
Very Cool, Unique Experience & it's Free
Jan 2020
My first visit to Cabuya Island was in 2005. It was unforgettable. A friend offered to take me by kayak. There was a ceremony happening that day and you could see locals walking out to the island during low tide. It's not often you get to witness a funeral on a tropical island surrounded by the sea. I've been back a few times and depending on the weather the air can feel very heavy adding to the authenticity of the experience of a cemetery island. I highly recommend. The fishing boats perched on land at low tide also make for great photo ops. If sunny bring a hat and plenty of drinking water.
Written 22 January 2020
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aml888
San Francisco, CA388 contributions
Enchanting little island
Jan 2020
A visit to this island cemetery makes for a great little trip from Montezuma. Be sure to check the tide tables and be ready to get your feet wet. It's about a 15 minute drive from Montezuma on bumpy dirt roads. The guys at the parking area will ask for $2 to watch your car (and 500 colones to use their restrooms). After parking, it's a rocky 10-15 minute walk out to the island - wear sturdy shoes, no flip flops. The island itself is small, pretty and peaceful with a lovely white arch marking the entrance. The graves are relatively new, from the past ~20 years or so - but it's so interesting to think about who these people were and why they chose this as their final resting place. The whole trip from Montezuma took about 1.5-2 hrs. Definitely be prepared to get your feet wet - we started out just after the low tide point and there was already water on the path 30 minutes later when we returned.
Overall, it was an unique thing to do on vacation and we enjoyed it. Be sure to stop at the Selva Brewery on the way back for delicious beer/lemonade and tapas!
Written 15 January 2020
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vbfein
Urbana, IL13 contributions
Noted for it's old cemetery with old headstones - quite interesting.
Jan 2020
You must walk there from the shore when the tide is low & be sure to return before the tide gets too high.
Written 8 January 2020
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OttawaPixie
Ottawa, Canada101 contributions
Interesting
Nov 2019
We waited for low tide and went our to Cemetary Island as we had read it was a must do. We were a little disappointed because there really isn't much there. We thought there would have been some plaques explaining the history. There was a sign but it was only in Spanish. We are glad we went only because we always would wonder. If you are in the area - it is interesting. If you are making a special trip...perhaps not worth it.
Written 11 November 2019
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David317317
Moncton, Canada42 contributions
Unique Experience
Sep 2019 • Family
Time the tides, pay a small fee for parking if you drive and wear good shoes as the 15 min walk to the island is rocky. The walk is easy though, done with a 3 year old on my back. We were there on a sunny day which made the walk along the causeway a tad hot but there was a lot of shade under trees on the island and a good breeze. There is a unique atmosphere in the cemetery due to the eclectic mix of gravestones reflecting the lives of those buried. Truly unique.
Written 15 September 2019
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jacqui p
Portsmouth, UK93 contributions
Peaceful
May 2019 • Couples
Check the tide times before you go and wear trainers as it rocky! Worth the walk as it’s beautiful and very peaceful so glad I done it. Cabuya is a great area although the road is dusty to say the least but fun on the ATV!
Written 7 May 2019
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Quincho Q
Heredia, Costa Rica145 contributions
A real oddity and a great travel story
Apr 2019 • Solo
I have some mobility issues, so I did not make it out to Isla Cabuya on my first visit to Cabuya. A friend walked out at low tide and sent me a video from her cell phone. That convinced me to return and make it a point to get out there. I did so by hiring a fisherman to take me out in a boat at high tide.

Cabuya Island is an interesting and very pretty place. It was also very quiet as I was the only (live) person on the island. The tombs are very interesting and the trails are smooth and easy.

I think this is a must-see in Cabuya.
Written 9 April 2019
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matthewbe42
Montezuma, Costa Rica48 contributions
Beautiful, serene spot
Nov 2018 • Friends
There's sometime magical about the island. It's quiet and beautiful, gorgeous views of the ocean and the shoreline. The cemetery is hauntingly serene. Make sure you check the tides, but the walk out is well worth. Probably best to try to time it to avoid the hot part of the day, if possible, it can get pretty toasty out there.
Written 16 March 2019
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