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Cahuita National Park

Address: At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Cahuita is an amazing park with a walk of 9 km. There are 2 entrances, one before town, arriving from puerto viejo, and one from town. I recommend the second one because it's necessary only a free donation, in the other one you have to pay 12 $ more or less. The beaches are amazing and you can see a... More 

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting walk and some wildlife sightings. It had been raining for several days so the trail was very muddy. Also be aware that at one point you need to cross a river and walk through about one meter of water. Saw some people with long pants, not sure how they handled this. At one point after crossing the water you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Great park. We did a hike from cahuita to the other side and returned by bus to cahuita. The path was nice with two crossings through the water. We did not take a guide. And saw capuchin and howler monkeys and snakes. It was rainy so the path was a bit muddy. Recommendable park.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We spent 3 days in Cahuita and enjoyed it so much we stopped for another 3 on the way back up from Manzanillo. The park is very accessible from the town and most people seem to walk as far as the river crossing and then turn back. yes you need to take wade the river but after that it gets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Enjoyed being able to walk through and experience the beach/forest aspects of this beautiful parks. The path is well maintained and would largely be accessible even for assistive devices, possibly even wheelchairs, I think. Donations accepted

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

this is the place if you are a little adventurous, you enter the park and you are on your own unless you hire a guide, we did not and saw lots of things anyway, now be careful , there are poisonous snakes just by the road , e.g. we were at punto cahuita and there are some sitting tables close... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The park is wild, unspoilt and really lovely, although not the most amazing place I've been. The trail is perfect for hiking and it's also really shaded so while it does get hot, there is plenty of escape from the heat too. I was really impressed by how clean and garbage free the whole area and the beaches are. Spent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful beach and lovely town next door. Walk with you eyes to the sky and you will see a lot just watch out for the ants! Vipers in the trees, sloths in the leaves and monkeys jumping around. You don't need a guide though you need to be sharp eyed without one. I think better to go around 2-4pm to... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Brilliant beach. Unspoilt and lovely welcome from the local park staff which made our visit special.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you are in, or near Cahuita, you should check out their National Park. The beaches are beautiful and the trail is in great condition. We saw all kinds of wildlife and got a bunch of awesome photos to share with friends and family.

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