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Cahuita National Park

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“national park”(123 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(40 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(100 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 3 days ago

Take a whole day walk throughout the park! It is definitely worth it. It is about 7-8 km long. You can spot monkeys, sloths, snakes, lizards, crabs, so many species of birds... You can strech your legs on wonderful beaches, go for a swim, have...More

Thank Vera D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This national park is the best I’ve seen in Costa Rica !! We were walking alongside a beautiful beach and we saw a few animals! I would definitely go back !!

Thank Sloyrion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park was great. We saw sloths, monkeys, snakes, giant grasshoppers, woodpeckers, leaf cutting ants, a raccoon and more. All along the beautiful Caribbean coastline. Be prepared to walk about 2-3 hours to reach to reach the tip, and then the time to walk back....More

Thank Gabasaurus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw snakes as soon as we arrived at park. and from there on in 10 sloths, poisonous dart frogs, ant eater, monkeys, caymen, turtles and on and on

Thank SharonJames_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike! Make sure to look for the eyelash vipers in the rafters at the shower area. Plenty of shade and an abundance of animals. Beautiful beaches.

Thank Rennie F
Reviewed 11 June 2018

A must see place if you're spending time on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast! Here you'll see all the tropical wildlife: Sloths, Basilisk lizards, red land crabs, blue Morfo butterflies, other beautiful butterflies, Howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, tree raccoons, hawks, leaf cutting ants, Yellow eyelash...More

1  Thank snorkgal
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The park consists of only one trail which runs along the peninsula’s beaches. The area and its beaches are absolutely gorgeous. You will easily see monkeys, raccoons and iguanas. Careful with the monkeys though because they will try to steal your stuff!

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had a great guide Timothy Reid from Jahriels eco tours in Cahuita he was so informative and personable and extremely knowledgeable. We saw Howler and Capuchin monkeys, caymans, turtles, snakes sloths and even a raccoon. a must place to go and then the beach...More

Thank Nola18
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a must see place if in the area. You can do it yourself, but I suggest having a guide as they can see more things than you with non trained eye for wilderness can spot. We saw the yellow venomous snake, lots of...More

1  Thank MaraN99
Reviewed 21 May 2018

i recommand this park, nice visit, nice birds watching, nice beach, the nature is beautifull, the park is quiet, very easy to drive inside and go to the beach

Thank Olivier P
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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
Thomas K
25 March 2018|
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Response from Claude L | Reviewed this property |
Take a guide at the entrance if you want to see animals. Snorkeling wasn’t possible for us. The sea wasn’t flat 😉
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