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Isla de Cabuya

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Isla de Cabuya

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Beach L wrote a review Mar 2020
Ontario, Canada157 contributions126 helpful votes
Having been in the area after visiting Cabo Blanco park and eating lunch nearby, it was easy to pop out to the cemetery while the tide was low. It was something different than any other travel spots we have visited and didn't take too much time so we felt it was worth having done. Just be sure to check the tide schedules as it would not be viable to visit unless the tide was low.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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brilandhen wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
very interesting history and sets the mood for imaginative interpretation of the story behind this place. Many seabirds. Accessible at low tide
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kristen wrote a review Jan 2020
Montezuma, Costa Rica44 contributions8 helpful votes
My first visit to Cabuya Island was in 2005. It was unforgettable. A friend offered to take me by kayak. There was a ceremony happening that day and you could see locals walking out to the island during low tide. It's not often you get to witness a funeral on a tropical island surrounded by the sea. I've been back a few times and depending on the weather the air can feel very heavy adding to the authenticity of the experience of a cemetery island. I highly recommend. The fishing boats perched on land at low tide also make for great photo ops. If sunny bring a hat and plenty of drinking water.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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aml888 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California384 contributions188 helpful votes
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A visit to this island cemetery makes for a great little trip from Montezuma. Be sure to check the tide tables and be ready to get your feet wet. It's about a 15 minute drive from Montezuma on bumpy dirt roads. The guys at the parking area will ask for $2 to watch your car (and 500 colones to use their restrooms). After parking, it's a rocky 10-15 minute walk out to the island - wear sturdy shoes, no flip flops. The island itself is small, pretty and peaceful with a lovely white arch marking the entrance. The graves are relatively new, from the past ~20 years or so - but it's so interesting to think about who these people were and why they chose this as their final resting place. The whole trip from Montezuma took about 1.5-2 hrs. Definitely be prepared to get your feet wet - we started out just after the low tide point and there was already water on the path 30 minutes later when we returned. Overall, it was an unique thing to do on vacation and we enjoyed it. Be sure to stop at the Selva Brewery on the way back for delicious beer/lemonade and tapas!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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vbfein wrote a review Jan 2020
Urbana, Illinois13 contributions2 helpful votes
You must walk there from the shore when the tide is low & be sure to return before the tide gets too high.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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