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Cahuita National Park

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“national park”(126 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(40 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(99 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 5 days ago

Not to hate on the rest of the national parks in Costa Rica, but this one is by far the best! We love the insane amount of wildlife here and that it is the perfect mix of jungle and beach.

Thank costaricavibe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, Cahuita national park. This place is just amazing, you do not have to pay to get in (they ask for a small donation at the beginning). You can get guided tours online, also tour guides standing outside the park offering paid tours, but we...More

Thank FoodieTravelling_135
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Costa Rica to see sloths, come here and hire a guide for a nature walk. It's a short-ish walk on a beaten path, and there's no shortage of wildlife if you know (or are shown) where to look. We saw several of...More

Thank Carlo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place for spotting monkeys. We were entertained by Capuchin and Howler monkeys. We also saw a raccoon, lizards, capybara, and green tree snake (Yikes!). Give yourself enough time to walk at least a mile along the trail, as the farther you...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cahuita National Park it's simply amazing!!! The trail it's beautiful, the white beach too!!! You can see a lot of animals included monkey, iguanas, snake and many more!!! We definitely reccomend it to everybody!!!

Thank CaribeLunaCabinas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the beaches. We took the taxi ($22!!) from Hotel Banana Azul to Cahuita entrance. Cost to enter park was a donation minimal of $5. There are no maps at entrance or any helpful directions. We declined to have a guide. The guides...More

Thank YL0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw sloths, monkeys, a yellow viper and a bird eating spider. But we could not have spotted any of these without a guide! so it is advisable to get one to point the animals out to you.

Thank yatesa409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is beautiful and very good for small kids. The walking track beside the beach in the forest is also very nice; full of animals. You can see monkeys, raccoons every time you visit the beach.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is free to enter but a donation is welcome and you can walk at your own leisure. Personally I would recommend a Guide at least for your first trip, I spotted one sloth but my Guide found about 10 including 2 mums with...More

Thank N86XAsuec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the morning in Cahuita NP. It really is one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica, with jungle and stunning beaches. We had a guide in Manuel Antonio so didn’t get one here but still saw lots of wildlife. Simply a must-do if...More

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19 November 2018|
Response from costaricavibe | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest entering on the Cahuita side. It is overall more convenient for getting to the beaches in my opinion. Also, you'll see a lot of wildlife no matter what, but on the first stretch after entering on the Cahuita side... 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