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Cahuita National Park

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At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Cahuita Boat, Snorkel and Hiking Tour
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Chocolate Tour and Cahuita National Park from Limon
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Cahuita National Park Hike and Waterfall
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
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“nice park” (24 reviews)
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the National Park in Cahuita! They recommended allowing around 2 hours and we spent about 5! The first day we went on a Saturday and it was fairly busy but we saw raccoons, howler and capuchin monkeys, two different snakes, a white nosed...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are a number of walks of varying lengths in this park. Mine was about 6 km (4 miles) but the other two in my party walked about 10 km. There was a good deal of shade provided by the trees which is essential for...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must-do in CR -- hiking a trail with beach on one side and rainforest on another. Not much ups and downs as you would be basically hiking along the beach. Great varieties of animals and plants along the way. We finished the trail...More

1  Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the National Park twice during our time in Cahuita. The first time we went alone and we did see some wildlife but not a lot. The second time we had a private guide called Tito take us through the park. Tito is...More

Thank Carla O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there last year as the first leg of our trip, and we absolutely loved it, with the exception of the junk at the entrance and the rude looks from the front if they thought that you did not donate enough. This year, we...More

Thank Slothful1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw more wildlife here than any other park on our Costa Rican adventures and that includes Monteverde. We booked Carlos as our guide, he was friendly and showed us so many great birds, mammals and insects. One of our best tours.

3  Thank nzrandc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early in the morning and were one of the first visitors. We parked our car on a parking lot just outside the park, for USD 5. When returning at the end of the day, there was no security anymore. So no need to...More

1  Thank Jessica v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy the walk in Cahuita National Park, it is by no means difficult as the 8 km are quite flat. It was nice to see so many animals, the monkeys were so funny! We swam at the beach but it was really wavy....More

1  Thank Ester C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see, the place is teeming with wildlife. We saw snakes, Agouti, Sloths, Howler Monkeys, Caiman and much more.

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. It is a forest run by the local community. There is plenty of wildlife and you can swim with the locals. This is how tourism should be everywhere, in my view. Get the locals involved and let them benefit too. ....More

1  Thank robeOndiekrt
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10 March 2017|
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Response from Ms A | Reviewed this property |
It's a really easy trail. How far you get is all dependent on how long you can carry her.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Compo-in-Caithness | Reviewed this property |
All the way along the trail you can access the beach, so it is easy to take a break if you get tired. There are shelters at intervals along the first part of the trail so you can sit in shade if you wish.
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Rachel C | Reviewed this property |
Get on the mepa bus from PL to Cahuita. Very easy 10 minute walk from bus mall to the entrance of the park, where local vendors sell fresh coconut with potassium rich juice. There are usually some sloths that live in the... More

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