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Isla de Cabuya

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Address: Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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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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