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Isla de Cabuya

Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Cabuya
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Isla Cabuya is definitely worth the trip out to Cabuya! It's essential that you check the tides for the day you want to go because the only way to reach the island is via a landbridge that is only available at low tide. It's a tiny island with a cemetery that takes up most of the space. Only Cabuya locals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I went there with my mom and my 2 sisters. It was really hot and not much shade. So bring a lot if water, a hat and sunscreen. Snorkelling is ok, but not great. Cemetery was cool. We had to run back, the tide was coming in pretty fast! But everyone was laughing!

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The island is so easy to get to and is so beautiful! This is the only cemetery island in Central America. Graves are lovingly maintained.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a very interesting walk to make. You have to do it at low tide or you will be swimming. Many crypts on the island and they used to carry them over with the mourners following carrying candles. You can feel the peacefulness and serenity here.

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Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The whole idea of walking to an islnd is interesting and also the speciañ way people say goodbye to their love ones in this cementery. It is also a good place to go snorkeling!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I loved it! Very special day. I went out there with a cool girl I just met. We walked (in the heat!) at low tide, walked around the empty cemetery and snorkled in the rock pools for around few hours. Water was hiding the path back (around 30cm's), so remember water-friendly sandals or alike, as you will be stepping on... More 

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Bromont, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's a cool island harboring a small fishing port, you can walk out to it on low tide and dive or swim arounf it. It also offers good fishing.

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Naples, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Easily accessible by foot at low tide, this Island is both historically interesting but beautiful.it is a lovely resting place for those who have gone before. If you plan to visit, take care that you do not disturb the environment or people.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I would recommend travels to the island. It is a cemetery island and very interesting to experience. I am not sure if those buried here are of the riches or if Cabuya buries all of their lost loved ones on the island. I will probably investigate that on my next trip. The girl from Cabuya Bakery and Cafe was very... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While it might be a bit hard to find (we used the GPS to find a road to the beach, where we thought the sand bar was), and parking was tight (there's just a few spots to leave your vehicle), we really enjoyed the quiet walk during low tide over to the island. After visiting the cemetary, we walked around... More 

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