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Cahuita National Park

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Address: At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Description: This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

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nice trail :]

Very peaceful. Nice sandy trail running through the rainforest, right next to the shore. A few different good areas to stop and swim. We saw animals without a guide, though I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful. Nice sandy trail running through the rainforest, right next to the shore. A few different good areas to stop and swim. We saw animals without a guide, though I'm sure you'd see more with one. We saw capuchins, a sloth, agouti, a snake, a Jesus lizard, hermit crabs, etc. The first day we were there there were tons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of room, wildlife to enjoy and white sand. Had 20 students with me and we stayed all day. Close to a shop to grab drinks and lunch.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

After visiting Monteverde, Arenal and Sarapiqui and many reserves, we made our way to Cahuita and loved the easy going and beachy feel of this national park. You don't need a guide to visit it, just look up and down, and pay attention. Very easy access for families with young children (large sandy trails); you don,t have to walk the... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved it. Monkeys, sloths, raccoons, toucans, snakes, crabs, crocodiles....we saw it all! We also enjoyed a day at the beach in the park which was perfection.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We parked our car in the main entrance on the Southern part of the park, we walked around 8KM through the park. We saw animals like beautiful butterflies, Howler Monkeys, white face Monkeys, sloths....the walk is really peaceful and you can stop at any time by the beach, wild, really impressive. Be careful if you want to swim as there... More 

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Milton Combe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have just been there and its is amazing. Great spot to see caimans, Green iguanas, Sloths, racoons, coatis, snakes, frogs, tucanos, hurrons and other birds. I recommend you enter by Cauhita check point, and contract a local guide, otherwise you might miss all the action.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We took a cab up from Puerto Viejo and asked the driver to drop us off at the Puerto Vargas entrance because we wanted to walk through the end and end up in the town of Cahuita versus the opposite. But our driver dropped us off at the town entrance. We didn't ask why. There was a very formal station... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We hired One of the guides that was standing at the entrance of the park. We arrived at 8am and during the 1hour tour we saw more wildlife then in Manuel Antonio or La Selva. Some examples: snakes - eyelash viper and another, sloths, 2 types of monkeys, turtle, different birds, green iguana, etc

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Open 6 am to 5 pm. Donation (Kelly Creek entrance). 4.8 km trail (we walked to Puerto Vargas and back). We took most of the day and went for a swim as well (safe beaches have a green flag). Snorkeling only allowed with a guide. Very nice easy trail. Beautiful beaches. And lots of wildlife : capuchin monkeys (people are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Spider monkeys all along the way, and I hear (but did not make it to end) there are capuchin monkeys at the end begging from tourists (do not feed them). The beach is just gorgeous and safe to swim here. It is full of birds. The entrance, close to town has places to buy food and gifts.

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