We visited Cahuita National Park in late Sept.2016. We decided to go with a guide, and were so glad we did. Richard was incredibly well versed on all of the critters in the park. We would have never seen such delightful creatures, had we not had a guide. Please ask up front what the cost is, I misunderstood, and it ended up costing us more than I thought, which was okay, as it was so worth it.
We visited during the off season, so there were hardly any crowds. Very few people on the many beautiful beaches we walked by. The trails were easy to walk.
The park is free, but a donation is preferred. We gave $20 for both of us, and it was no problem. Some people have said they were treated rudely because they didn't donate enough, we didn't find that to be the case at all.
The weather was perfect. We sprayed ourselves with bug spray before hand. Didn't need it, turns out the time of year we visited there were no biting insects.
The walk along the ocean was beyond cool. It was just our guide and my husband and I. Richard was simply awesome. Very friendly and pointed out so many animals to us.
I highly recommend this tour and Richard! Thanks so much.