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Cahuita National Park

At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Description: This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Worthwile to visit this national park, not big, but has almost everything you expect. The hike along the coastal trail can get you wet feet (crossing some rivers flowing into the sea). But it has beautiful views, a lot of animals (monkeys, sloths, snakes, birds, insects, racoons) and good guided path.

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charlotte,nc
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We did a trail walk with one of the guides at the entry to the park, his name was Richard, he was from Nicaraugua, I highly recommend walking with a guide just so things can be pointed out to you, we never would've seen the sloths had he not shown us, they were so high up in the trees. The... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great trail so not cutting brush as one walks. Got to see capuchin monkeys, raccoons, a cousin of the raccoons, lizards, and various birds. Did not see slotgs here. We did the 3 hour hike without a guide, which is probably the reason we didn't see any snakes ...which suits me just fine. The beach is beautiful. When you pay... More

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When I visited the park I hoped to see some wildlife. I ended up seeing: Sloths, Howler monkeys, White Headed Capuchin Monkeys, Leaf-cutter Ants and swarms of Army Ants, Tree Frogs, a Raccoon, a Coati, a Vine Snake, an Eyelash Viper, Loads of Lizards including a large Basilisk (Jesus Christ lizard).... and unfortunately plenty of Mosquito's!! And all that in... More

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atlanta ga.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Sloths and white faced monkeys living in the wild and not in a zoo. always an amazing experience to see animals in their natural habitat.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

You can see all kind of snakes, monkies, butterflies, sloths, lizards, specially if you walk with park´s rangers, they know all the spots to find those.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have snorkeled many places in the world. This was not one of our favorites. There was not a large variety of fish, the coral seemed a little lifeless. We still enjoyed being out in the water for the adventure but probably wouldn't do this when we return again.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Cahuita National Park is a must see attraction when visiting Costa Ricas Caribbean Coast. The park is teeming with wildlife at every twist and turn of the path. Be a part of nature , enjoy the monkeys , see the coati on the trail , look for the eyelash viper resting on a branch. All the while beautiful beaches are... More

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ontari
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6 reviews 6 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fantastic place to observe sloths, monkeys and a variety of snakes and birds. Very reasonable price for admission.

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Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Take the time...it is worth your time...This is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful nature.Prepare for bugs!!

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