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“Bring lots of water”

Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Nicoya
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, South Carolina
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104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Bring lots of water”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

This is a very strenuous hike - especially if you go all of the way to the beach. It is a solid 2 hour walk there and 2 hours back (retracing your steps). It's a good albeit rugged trail, and we did see howler monkeys. The piece de resistance is the deserted beach. Plan to spend some time there cooling off and enjoying the scenery before heading back up the trail to go back.

Our mistake was that we did not have enough water. We brought 4 liters for 3 people and really could have used at least 2 liters each - if not more. Learn from our mistake and bring more water than you think you'll need.

Visited December 2011
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Namur, Belgium
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Cablo Blanco, beautiful nature”
Reviewed February 18, 2011

We took the short path through the park because we did not have the time to do the long path. What a shame, the nature is so beautiful there. What is a pitty is that many man made facilities like small bridges are in bad shape or just dont exist anymore. This does n't stop you from hiking but could be an obstacle for some people.

Visited February 2011
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