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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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Really nice national park. The park has a lot of animals. Best of all is the fact thtat it is free. It works with donations. Had a really nice four hour walk here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Edam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice national park. The park has a lot of animals. Best of all is the fact thtat it is free. It works with donations. Had a really nice four hour walk here!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My fav. national park of Costa Rica. No crowded, the more you walk the more you will love it. There are two main entrances. One in the town center of Cahuita ( free donation, no tickets) and another one in Puerto Vargas 5 km southern versus puerto viejo (about 6 dollars entrance)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Like M Antonio, Cahuita is a small park with a small beach. But wait, there is great snorkling, far less people, more sloths, and the list goes on. But the best part, no entrance fee. Donnations are accepted and the money does not end up in San José. All money collected is used in the community of afro-caribbean roots. It... More 

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I walked the first kilometers with a tourguide who pointed out wildlife, and then did the rest of the trail by myself. I think some of the wildlife is better to see earlier in the morning, as during the hotter hours of the afternoon and with the influx of more people they tend to go into hiding (from heat and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The 1.2km walk to the river is FULL of wildlife: toucans, monkeys, snakes, birds, racoon, iguanas, caymans, etc. Simply amazing!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This park was beautiful and had few travelers while I was there. I saw different types of monkeys, sloths, and a few creatures I don't know the names of/had never seen before. Plenty of basilisk lizards running across the water and breathtaking views along the path. A must see if you don't mind going off the beaten path.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I am a world traveler...and finally saw my first sloth in this park....actually saw 3. The park relies on donations for revenue. My friend and I would drop a few bucks off, pack a lunch, hike the trails, then lay on the beautiful beach and look for sand dollars (there are lots of alive green ones). It was a blast!... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We loved Cahuita National Park. It's right on the water's edge and it is easy to spot the wildlife. We saw many sloth, monkeys and agouti.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We did not hire a guide but saw almost everything the park had to offer excepting a pit viper snake. It is an easy walk with lots of places to stop and picnic. Please don't feed the monkeys and remember to pack all your trash out!

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This park is a great example of seeing lots of jungle wildlife in it's natural habitat. Hire a guide the first time so they can show you how to spot the animals hiding in plain sight!

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Additional Information about Cahuita National Park

Address: At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita

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