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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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great day out

beach and forest to wander around, naughty racoon stole an apple from our bag and cappuchino monkeys raiding other bags,

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Chris-and-dave2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

beach and forest to wander around, naughty racoon stole an apple from our bag and cappuchino monkeys raiding other bags,

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent park right beside the beach. Lots of animals including monkeys and sloths. Only have to pay donation at the park entrance. About 8km to do the whole way and have to take a bus back to Cahuita from the main road.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This national park was beautiful. You get to walk in the rainforest but still close enough to the beach to get a nice breeze. We seen many animals on our hike such as sloths, monkeys, snacks, frogs, many insects. There a couple river crossings so be prepared to enter mid thigh level waters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The highlight of Costa Rica. We saw a sloth moving from tree to tree, a herd of white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, squirrels, butterfly's, lizards, crabs and A SLOTH MOVING!!! Please make a donation to this amazing national park as there is no entrance fee. You will not be disappointed.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

So amazing that it's free and so well kept after. We saw monkeys and swam in the sea. Such a beautiful place and must see

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you are in Cahuita, you'll certainly end up going there. I suspect we didn't have the best information about all the possibilities there are with regards to visiting, seeing, exploring the place.We just walked there and at the entrance there is a kind of control. You will need to sign in and donate any amount of money to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Walking on the path near the ocean was really great. You're in the shades so it doesn't get to hot. And we spotted a sloth, several monkeys (they came really close), quite some birds, a squirrel, some amphibian friends ;-) and of course several insects as well. We didn't go on a guided trip here. Not really necessary... The entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is such an amazing place to visit. We saw countless sloths, birds, lizards and a number of well-hidden snakes. Visitors who are squeemish about reptiles should definitely not visit. Also...stay on the trail and always be wary of what could be hiding under the dead leaves. Snakes love to hide under the leaves.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I had a nice walk through the park. But when returning to the Puerto Vargas entrance gate two teenagers wearing masks and wielding machetes came out of the trees and demanded our money and our backpacks. Teenagers or not they had knives and we did not. We are told by Rangers and the tourist police that this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice beach with a good reef to snorkel at. Lovely National park to stroll through and see the wildlife, monkeys and birds etc.

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