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Cahuita National Park

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“beautiful beach”(40 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(98 reviews)
This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The rain forest, the beaches, the animals, the sea and the reef. Truly a paradise in earth. A beautiful palace to spend the day.

Thank Emilio P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A combination of old forest,palm forest,beach almond and jungle undergrowth,this trail walk is a must do in this area. It can be combined with a boat snorkelling trip on the pristine reefs but we just did the hike. The trail is relatively flat the whole...More

Thank jbaylope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered the park via the northern entrance which is in the town of Cahuita. There is no entrance fee but you do have to pass through a ranger station, sign the register and a donation is requested. In the park, we saw a sloth,...More

Thank Hopetotraveloften
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice National Park. Trails are well- kept and clean. We only did 1 trail- it ran parallel to the ocean. The trail was easy- good for kids. Along the way we saw several eyelash vipers, a sloth, 2 raccoons, a pelican,...More

Thank Robing100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured to the park guideless and stared from the town of Cahuita. On our own we were able to spot sloths, monkeys, spiders, squirrels and a snake but it took going slow. Great beaches and beach access off of the trail, only regret was...More

Thank kristinepeace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We entered as part of a tour. We walked slowly for 30 minutes away from entry and then retraced the same route out. Toilets and showers as you enter are basic but work. We walked slowly and saw, sloths, monkeys, hummingbird and raccoon. We got...More

Thank tigger2594
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is a beautiful national park running alongside an amazing stretch of sandy beach. We visited with a guide from Cahuita Tours in a very small group. His knowledge of the park and it's inhabitants was excellent and we spotted so many creatures - Sloths;...More

Thank CornishSpacepirates
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a great tour to the park, however, our guide was a bit on the negative side. He was highly critical of the other sights we’d visited and contradicting in many of his statements. Overall, the park was great, but we could have done...More

Thank DayTrip795477
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

It is a really nice park where you can ser all kind of animals. We have took a guide with us who has pointed out many animals which we had problems to see

Thank Davidic73
Reviewed July 28, 2018

there are two main entrances, one called Punta Arenas on the main road, the other one downtown Cahuita. First day we entered through downtown, they said it is donations only but you are expected to pay $5/person. You can walk on the beach or on...More

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May 6, 2018|
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Response from Adam B | Reviewed this property |
100% recommed a guide - you will see a lot more wildlife that way. I was put off initially but changed my mind - paid off in minutes when shown a venemous snake about 20cm long that we would never have spotted. Our guide... More
April 14, 2018|
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Response from frederl1071 | Reviewed this property |
I think Cahuita would get you in closer proximity to the rain forest and snorkeling. Use the Cahuita entrance to to park to see the most animals (and go early to get ahead of the cruise ship tours). The park opens at 8:00 am. More
Thomas K
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Claude L | Reviewed this property |
Take a guide at the entrance if you want to see animals. Snorkeling wasn’t possible for us. The sea wasn’t flat 😉
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