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Isla de Cabuya

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Address: Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Really great place. Secluded beach ~5km from Montezuma. At low tide you can cross the causeway to the local cemetery. It's a beautiful island that is tiny but a great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Really great place. Secluded beach ~5km from Montezuma. At low tide you can cross the causeway to the local cemetery. It's a beautiful island that is tiny but a great place to spend the afternoon. Couple of good spots to snorkel on the far side of the island just make sure you don't get caught out with an incoming tide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Many great beaches in Cabuya, besides the island. We found a fisherman in town, got freshest just caught whole red snapper, snapper fillet, and kilo of shrimp. There are two places, one only had frozen, second had what we were looking for. The shrimp was so fresh, we ate it raw. For 12 mil we had seafood for 3 days.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Hiked out to the island while staying at Los Caracoles in Cabya. If possible check out the tides charts for the area to be sure it will be low tide when you are there. While there we swam in some of the large tide pools on the northern side of the island and checked out the cemetery. Thought about walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

After traveling to Montezuma several times l finally went to the "cemetery island." It is down a dirt road, luckily not very popular (I'm scared to even write a good review...I hope it stays hidden!) my husband and I walked while holding a toddler. It's rough but not horrible if you are decent at hiking, just take it slow. We... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a great tour to see the cemetery, but the rocks to get around to the snorkeling area is difficult to navigate. The snorkeling and fishing is a hit or miss depending on how the weather has been. There were many slips and falls, bumps and bruises on this trip over to the island. Need really good non slip... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We took the bus to Cabuya, and made the 7 km walk back to Montezuma. Definitely worth it. Walk out to the island during low tide (make sure you time your return before the tide comes back) to visit a lovely cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just 200 meters of the beach, almost in front of hotel Celaje in Cabuya, is this tiny island situated. But at low tide you can walk to it, just take your watershoes with you. Besides that you can snorkel and fish there, ther is something special to see: a graveyard, simple bit nice.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

It's not everyday you can say you 'walked to an island with a cemetery on it'. So cool. Ensure that have enough time at low tide to make it back. Take good walking shoes or sandals ir better yet - aqua socks. Take drinking water. FYI - there is a family of howler monkeys in the trees at the beach... More 

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Meaford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We walked to this unique little island one morning during low tide and marvelled at the white archway that lead us to a small cemetery. It is such a wonderful vista with rocks, palm trees and white sand against a backdrop of blue sky and water. We enjoyed walking around the entire island, making sure we knew when high tide... More 

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We hiked across the rocks at low tide. It's a small island with a cemetery on it. Some of the headstones are very unique. It's very quiet and peaceful. The views are just gorgeous. We even saw a huge green and orange iguana on one of the rocks along the path. It's a quick hike that is not too challenging.... More 

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Address: Address: Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma  >  Cabuya

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