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Cahuita National Park

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“national park”(136 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(41 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(104 reviews)
This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cahuita National Park is amazing must visit if you are on the east coast. At the end of town is the donation entrance and you will find some professional guides with credentials who are truly studied naturalists and animal lovers that can show you wildlife...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank djcynic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been in CR for about a week. First in arenal and now in Cahuita. Here at the national park we hired a tour guide 2 people for $30. He pointed out so many animals and also plants. He gave us a little background...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alejandra_hancock
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park has a wonderful charm, the beaches are blue-turquoise like, great varianty of animals to meet even throughout all the day, green-jungle paths and very clean. Don't miss it if you are nearby.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank _edu-knows-the-best
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to visit to see wildlife, white beaches and a corral reef. you can walk 8 km in the jungle

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blueyoginistar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along with seeing Sloths, monkeys, raccoons, snakes, turtles, butterflies, crabs, and iguanas this park runs along a white sand beach. Absolutely beautiful! Go here! A must see! I recommend taking your time in order to see more wildlife!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anboek26
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drive up to the entrance of the park and paid 2000 colones for the parking. We immidiately found a guide and took us on the tour. He showed us iguanas, snakes, sloths, monkeys, basilisks, in addition to very interesting vegetation. Without guide we probably...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CSohlenkamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahuita National Park is a natural reservation. You are allowed to enter into the park, walk into the tropical forest, swim and get a sun bath on the beach. The tropical forest is full of capucin monkeys, raccoons, rodents, birds, crabs and many other colorful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marianh356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the National Park a few times while we were in Cahuita. One time in the afternoon while people were leaving the beach and we joined by capuchin monkeys and raccoons; one time with a guide and we saw loads of stuff that we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arth_19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Donation for entry and pretty much guaranteed to see howler, white-faced monkeys, raccoons and maybe a yellow snake! Plenty of beach. Head early if you want sun, after lunch if you want the shade. Great walks-highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sammywammywoodles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park was so beautiful and interesting. We actually went two days in a row because there was so much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 November 2018|
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Response from HappyinHK888 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - so very glad u r visiting Cahuita. You are right , DO NOT hike the whole trail. Seeing wildlife is always chancy (time and season matters and monkeys are wanderers). Having said that - Pro of the entrance at Cahuita... More
7 May 2018|
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Response from Adam B | Reviewed this property |
100% recommed a guide - you will see a lot more wildlife that way. I was put off initially but changed my mind - paid off in minutes when shown a venemous snake about 20cm long that we would never have spotted. Our guide... More
14 April 2018|
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Response from frederl1071 | Reviewed this property |
I think Cahuita would get you in closer proximity to the rain forest and snorkeling. Use the Cahuita entrance to to park to see the most animals (and go early to get ahead of the cruise ship tours). The park opens at 8:00 am. More