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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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Monkeys and Dolphins in One Day!

Cahuita National Park is beautiful and definitely worth going to! Entrance is by donation, but don't cheap out because this place will not disappoint. We were about 15 feet into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Cahuita National Park is beautiful and definitely worth going to! Entrance is by donation, but don't cheap out because this place will not disappoint. We were about 15 feet into the jungle when we saw white face monkeys playing in the trees. We saw them again in the trees by the beach right after we saw Dolphins in the ocean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This seems to be the only national park/reserve/sanctuary in the province of Limon that operates on a donations only basis - and I just hope everyone gives generously. My friend and I hired a guide, because of course in doing this one will always see MUCH MUCH more than if doing it unguided. We were not disappointed. We saw racoons,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The park offers a variety of wild life and It's easy to walk and discover it by yourself. Also you can stop for a swim in the white beach (playa blanca), which is inside the park. Of course be careful of the waves and be aware of the sharks, we are in Caribbean after all. The odd is, that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome hiking along the coast with wildlife all around and the greenest greens one could imagine. A variety of breathtaking views and forest fauna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Well maintained trails with so much amazing wildlife!! I had a local guide which I highly recommend. They can spot all the animals with no trouble. True Costa Rica!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We arrived in puerto limon on the Celebrity Equinox and wanted to go on a "real" hike with a guide rather than a large group thing from the boat. We contacted gecko trails through their website and they were awesome from beginning to end tailoring a private hike. Because we had only one day and were on a cruise we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We did the snorkel/guided park package for $40 per person and I have to say, if we did not have the guide we never would have seen half the critters that we saw. And our guide was very informative about the plants and uses for the plants and trees, etc. We had a great time and then walked into town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you walk on the trail and you will see plenty of animals just keep it quiet! We saw sloths, a ragoon, birds, monkeys, etc And the best thing it is that when you are tired of walking you can go for a relaxing swimming on the beach with crystalline water! Prepare a nice picnic and share it with your... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

With jungle on one side and the Caribbean Ocean on the other side this is a perfect hike. The trail is an easy walk. We walked about 2 hours and then turned around and came back the same way. When we were hot we simply walked into the ocean and had a swim. The further away from Cahuita (the town)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had an amazing forenoon at the Cahuita National Park. There is no entrance fee, instead you can choose on your own to pay an optional fee. We paid 10$ per person to contribute to the protection of the park, in return we got a map of the park. The park offers a 9 km hiking trail. This is no... More 

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