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Cahuita National Park

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Address: At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 7045017898
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

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Wonderful Experience at Costa Rica's only "donation entry" national park

The Cahuita National park was an amazing experience. There is an abundance of wildlife such as slothes, snakes, howler monkeys, and other cool types of flora/fauna. To enter the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cassandra C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cahuita National park was an amazing experience. There is an abundance of wildlife such as slothes, snakes, howler monkeys, and other cool types of flora/fauna. To enter the park 3 of us payed around 10 dollars. The entire walk is around 5 km to the end and back on a well kept trail (you can also just walk on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The national park is full of animals, from sloths to monkeys to snakes. Must see for nature lovers. You cross streams and rivers that lead to the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I entered at the northern entrance and they only ask for a voluntary donation. At this entrance there are bathrooms and maps of the park. Only certain areas are considered safe for swimming and these are marked on the map. The trail runs along next to the beach but under the shade of trees for most of the way. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently traveled to Costa Rica with students on a community service trip. We hiked about a mile through this park to a small beach where we were the only people on the beach. We were fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide and there was so much wildlife to see! We saw a sloth, howler monkeys, whiteface monkeys, snakes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice park with plenty of animals to spot ! And the beach is beautiful, white sand, palm trees, clear water, tiny creeks, really charming. Bring your towels, water and food to enjoy a truly great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best days we had on the Caribbean coast. The park only asks for a contribution for entry so it can be as cheap or expensive as you wish. Along the trail we saw Capuchin Monkeys, two sloths, a silky anteater, lizards, spiders, crabs, ants, and bees. The trail snakes between the rainforest and the amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few national parks in CR where yo don't get ripped off and it's a (worthwhile) donation. Just over 5 miles trek along the coast, an easy hike and lots to see, howler & capuchin monkeys, sloths, squirrels, the odd snake, raccoons, and a cold beer at the Italian bar at the other end...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this park with our 10 year old. Lovely park with level, easy trails. We walked to the point and back using the entrance near the beach in Cahuita. Very beachy feel to this trail. We saw sloths, monkeys, lizards, crabs (including hermit and fiddler), and beautiful views of the beach. If you're an arachnophobia, there was one area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park was amazing and it was free or by donation to enter. The water and beaches were very clean and beautiful, but take the advice of the park rangers and don't take food with you. The monkeys will not leave you alone if you do take food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First day in Costa Rica we visited this national park and saw already most of the animals like kaaiman, sloths, 2 types of monkeys, different birds, raccoons etc. Apart from the animals: the beach was a paradise. And I love the coconutman at the enterance of the park! Entrance is free but ofcourse you want to support this community national... More 

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