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Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

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Address: southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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This hike was amazing and a great test of our insurance I hiked it with my two seven year old boys and they did it. We brought in lots of water and plenty of snacks. We saw many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the disappointments of Costa Rica again. They claim to have very nice nature and wilds but also this park is not worth the $12. OK, you see some more animals as in Manuel Antonio which is good but the beach your end up is a really bad one. They claim a wonderful white sand beach but... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike was amazing and a great test of our insurance I hiked it with my two seven year old boys and they did it. We brought in lots of water and plenty of snacks. We saw many many animals including an anteater white-faced monkey and the howler monkeys. It was amazing the Forest Grove is quite a sight with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I (in our early 30s) went on a Wednesday morning at 8. We were the first people there but it got pretty busy fast. I think because they are closed Monday and Tuesday. It is a pretty good trek all the way in to the beach but well worth it. Take your time on the way in... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve is a magical place! It is the "father" of all Costa Rica National Parks. It looks like you are walking into a Jurassic Park movie, definitely Michael Crichton was inspired by this place when he wrote his book. You can get there through Puntarenas Ferry Boat if you are in San José. The beaches are... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real treasure tucked out of the way a short distance west of Montezuma. Lots of wildlife including the Anteater. After 6 weeks touring the country, we finally found one. The main trail is well maintained, easy to navigate but undulating - take lots of water. The trail ends at a beach with lovely areas to picnic (there is also... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike was hard! We maintained a pretty good pace, but for being relatively active 32 year olds we both found it quite a workout. The beach at the end was amazing, so remote and very beautiful. Rocks in the ocean so be careful, but you'll definitely want to take a dip after the first half. Bring plenty of water,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice trek in the jungle! Takes about 2hrs to go and 1h30 to come back! You can enjoy the relaxing and beautiful beach at the end of the trek! Bring some water and food ai ce there's nothing to sell there! We were lucky to see monkey on our way back around 4h00 pm!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had been wanting to visit this, the oldest and "strictest" nature reserve in Costa Rica, for years, and finally managed it. For true nature lovers only, it has nothing of the "zoo" feel of some smaller places where animals are (too) used to humans, and no "tourist facilities" apart from toilets at the entrance, wifi in the entrance area and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Cabo Blanco Reserve is a must visit attraction when on the Nicoya Peninsula. The park opens at 8am and I recommend arriving early to beat the crowds. The cost is $12US which goes toward up keep of the reserve. Closed Monday and Tuesday. We did the 5km hike to the beach which I felt was not too strenuous and... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were glad to have seen it, as it was the first nature reserve founded in Costa Rica. However, we saw a lot more wildlife from the botanical gardens where we were staying and around the beach. Eg. monkeys, a sloth, iguanas, butterflies, dolphins. Extremely hot and humid - pack lots of water and only do this if you are... More 

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