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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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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We saw two different species of sloths, and two different monkey species, withing minutes of entering. Well maintained paths. Great beach, walking distance from town.

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Wimborne
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Had a super guide so we did not miss anything, which might be easy to do on your own.We trekked after a snorkel on the reef and it was a super day.

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's definitely something worth a visit as you don't get to see stuff like that just about anywhere. We went with friends and enjoyed every single moment of it. Check it out whenever you have a chance as you won't regret going there.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a beautiful, small national park in the heart of Cahuita. Very close to downtown. This is a very rare park as there is no entrance fee and they rely only on donations. If you are fortunate you will see monkey, sloths, crab eating racoons, crabs, and some beautiful butterflies!

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Crown Point, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This park is within walking distance of downtown Cahuita and Playa Negra. We entered at the Kelly Creek ranger station. The trail to the other end of the park was mainly within view of the ocean, among palm trees. It was quite lovely, and there were several white sand beaches along this section. Certainly, these beaches were more pleasant than... More

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Perleberg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a amazing walking tour along the coast through the jungle. May be you see a lot of animals and of course many diffrent plants. Also you can bathe in a beautiful Bay.

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Brooklyn
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Right on the ocean. Magical. Inexpensive (but be sure to donate something; it's free-will admission).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went during the rainy season, so the path after the first river crossing was too muddy and washed out for us to continue. However, even though we didn't go far and we went without a guide, we saw a ton of wildlife everywhere! Capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, snakes, skinks, ants, butterflies, and crabs were just everywhere. It was a... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

THis park has no entry fee, is right on the ocean and has a very wide, easy to follow trail. Sadly it was a gloomy, rainy day and we didn't stay long…so we didn't see any animals. We declined any "guide" services, but I suspect then we would have seen animals. We also took the public bus to Cahuita and... More

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Urbana, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We saw animals: monkeys, sloths, crabs, funny colonies of ants, lizards, but in July the hike was closed after the river (north entrance), so it was very short.

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