We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cahuita National Park

Address: At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Website
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
Attraction details
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

Hotels near Cahuita National Park

Write a Review

784 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    529
    216
    34
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Costa Rica
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

this walk was 8.5 km and was well worth it .I am in my middle 50's and was able to do it without any problems. It took us about 31/2 hours but stopped along the way to look at crabs, monkey's plants the water and anything else we found interesting along the way.The path is mostly sand but there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Avalon, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This park is gorgeous !! Walk along the big sandy beaches or the forest pathway and switch it up throughout your walk ... mushrooms, big beautiful butterflies, monkeys, crabs, vines hanging from trees, bridges and I don't think I ran into any mosquito's !! Loved it would love to spend more time than just a day !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We were two families with middle school aged children. The park was a full day of fun for our family. We entered from the Cahuita side, which is prettier. We carried in a lunch, set up a spot on the beach, played in the water and hiked to the end of the point. We saw monkeys and two colorful Eyelash... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Free, but we felt a little pressured to give some money to get in. Nice and easy walk, we didn't see lots of animals, but still nice. You can go by the jungle and return by the beach, great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A gentle walk through the coastal jungle, sometimes along a path alongside the beach, sometimes moving inland a way. I saw many monkeys (a couple of species), iguanas, birds, snakes sloths, a squirrel, insects,and countless others. Easy trek, but you must ford a couple of streams, so shorts are good. And having taken off m y shoes to do so,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Part of the park was closed for repairs but the part we did get to see was beautiful. They had benches with covering along the path for people to sit in and see the view and rest. We really enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Granite Bay, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took a bus from Cocles to the town of Cahuita. Walked into the park (small entrance fee) and took the trail all the way around the point back to the main road, where we caught the public bus back to Puerto Viejo. The walk was beautiful, the trail flat and easy. We were comfortable in sturdy walking sandals (Keen,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We entered at the Playa Vargas gate and made the loop towards the Cahuita town main entrance -- the recommended direction as it can be hard to find transportation at the Vargas gate, and there are no stores or food places there either. It's about 8-9 km through forest and parallel to shoreline, with many points of beach access (and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We walked through the park twice. Once all the way through from the Puerto vargo entrance. This costs $5 and is a 3 hr walk. The second time we entered from Cahuita centre and waked part way then came back. You only pay a donation if you enter from this end. The trail is well marked. You do not need... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

great naturalist guide and wonderful vistas, the guided tour was ery informative and fun. Our guide showed us all sorts of animals and plants along the path

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cahuita National Park also viewed

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon
 

Been to Cahuita National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cahuita National Park and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Cahuita National Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?