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Isla de Cabuya

Address: Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Cabuya
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Meaford, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Great little island. Can walk out to it in low tide and check out the burial sites and shells. Just keep a look out for when the tide comes back in or you'll be walking back through water or swimming to shore. We also did some snorkeling near here which we enjoyed.

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Iowa
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We started our wedding day watching the sunrise and walking out to the Isla de Cabuya. This island is a burial grounds and is only accessible during low tide. Since we weren't really sure of the schedule and some local fisherman warned us the tide was coming in we had to make a quick trip out, but so glad we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You need to wait for the tied and coordinate, and there is not much to see around, the beach is all stone-like and the walk is a bit slippy.

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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