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Isla de Cabuya

Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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We made it to the cemetery gates at night. Then turned around and came back with the next low... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris K
via mobile
It's scary place (a cemetery on the rocks)

At low tide it can be accessed from the shore. I have not seen the high tide as I walked the path... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Andrew L
South Florida, Florida
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“tide pools” (6 reviews)
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Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made it to the cemetery gates at night. Then turned around and came back with the next low tide. Creepy

Thank Chris K
Reviewed May 16, 2017

At low tide it can be accessed from the shore. I have not seen the high tide as I walked the path from Montezuma to Mal Pais only once in November. The water was low and the roads are dry (lucky me). The cemetery is...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Local cemetery on an island accessible on foot when tide is out, unable to snorkel due to tide. Cemetery small and local, not much to see other than the surrounding landscapes, if you have an hour or two, may be a place to visit, but...More

Thank John H
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We saw on TV a show about this island so I decided to pack my things an took my family with me last Saturday we had the best time ever we walked to the island 400 feet we took a break there from the heat...More

Thank Gloris N
Reviewed April 25, 2017

You can walk to the island during any tide really, as it's pretty shallow, but low tide is easiest. That said, do the walk during medium tide, bring your snorkel gear, and enjoy some of the best snorkeling you'll find in Montezuma area.

Thank stevehurwitz
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This is a fun little trip, we swam from the rocks on the other side of the island which was lovely. Its got a nice chill vibe. I wouldn't bother going if you have to go out of your way to get here - we...More

Thank Lara E
Reviewed March 28, 2017

You can time this around low tide and it makes a fun experience. We went a little early and had a nice ankle deep wading out. This also gives you much more time as you can go out about an hour before low tide peaks....More

1  Thank gokujou
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Super easy walk over...go a couple hours before low tide at least to maximize tide pools...we snorkel on left side while walking out. Saw an octopus. ..lots of cool life in pools. Saw graves. Not creepy to us, just a peaceful place. Sad to see...More

Thank Trav C
Reviewed March 1, 2017

At low tide, one can walk from the Cabuya shoreline to this small island used as a cemetery by locals. It is an unusual place, otherwise the walk on the rocks under the sun is not too pleasant.

Thank Jog4fun
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a very unique spot! A very nice stroll across the low tide shell and rock covered beach to reach the island. The cemetery is nicely groomed and there are interesting grave markers. Very peaceful.

Thank Wefish88
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