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Isla de Cabuya

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Address: Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Super easy walk over...go a couple hours before low tide at least to maximize tide pools...we snorkel on left side while walking out. Saw an octopus. ..lots of cool life in pools... read more

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

Super easy walk over...go a couple hours before low tide at least to maximize tide pools...we snorkel on left side while walking out. Saw an octopus. ..lots of cool life in pools. Saw graves. Not creepy to us, just a peaceful place. Sad to see all the plastic bottles at high tide mark...can boot wait for a global ban on... More 

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Albany, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At low tide, one can walk from the Cabuya shoreline to this small island used as a cemetery by locals. It is an unusual place, otherwise the walk on the rocks under the sun is not too pleasant.

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very unique spot! A very nice stroll across the low tide shell and rock covered beach to reach the island. The cemetery is nicely groomed and there are interesting grave markers. Very peaceful.

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Thank Wefish88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only way to get there (unless you have a boat) is by walking at low tide. I was surprised to see that some of the graves are recent, so the locals must still use it to bury their dead.

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Must wait for low tide in order to visit the cemetery.just a nice thing to do.some interesting head stones

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It can only be reached on foot at low tide, not much to see but a few graves, so nice and peaceful, worth going as the view looking back along the coast is special.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Really enjoyed snorkelling here! Nice walk up and great location away from the hustle and bustle of Montezuma which i would say wasnt very family freindly

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Sechelt, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went an hour before low tide and could walk across the reef. We left our car (4x4) by the fishermen's hut. Make sure to lockup and leave nothing in sight. Take water and walking sandles or runners. It's very rugged walking. Beautiful cemetery on island. We walked to very end of island, surprised by a large tide pool that... More 

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Thank Brenda R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The island with the cementary is small and not so much to see, but the snorkel possibility on the left side of the island is great! I saw a big turtle and even an octopus..

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This island was very interesting. We had a little trouble getting there in time for the tides. The bus schedule from Montezuma was not well advertised so the bus we thought was leaving at 8am didn't leave till 8:20, and since we didn't know where to get off the bus, we ended up backtracking a bit (ask to step off... More 

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