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Cahuita National Park

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“beautiful beach”(41 reviews)
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
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At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We like to swim after jogging, white sand , usually calm blue ocean.. No dogs ( for wildlife prevent) Sandflies at the toen entry is bad

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mindaugai
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no set entrance fee for the park but donation is expected. Local guides are available for the park. Although it is optional, we hired one and it was well worth it. The guide showed us lizards, bats, snake and sloths that we are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank w0rldtraveler27
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice wild national park. If you want to see animals and flora you need a guide or just follow them :) At Sunday to muc people who have picnic at the beach in park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 626mitja_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trail to walk in the forest and across beaches. Easy to do without a guide. The complete trail takes about 3 hours walking. Then you can get a bus back to Cahuita. No entrance fee. Just gifts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 609frankn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located between beach and forest the national park is full of animals, nature and beauty. It is littered with beautiful swimming spots and has decent snorkeling to boot. While there we saw an eye lash viper, a boa constrictor, monkeys and even some sharks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank native-travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was having some issues with walking, but the park has easily navigated paths from which to view both the beach and the rainforest. Not far in we encountered a sloth, monkeys, and a toucan (although the later was shown to us by a passing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DrRuthK1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about it. One of the best parks in Costa Rica. From animals, park guides, beaches, estuaries, and location, it’s all amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tfulci1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day started off with a bus ride. It was about an hour but our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us interested. As one of the ports of our recent cruise we were excited to explore Costa Rice. Our first-choice excursion wasn't available...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikekap24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park teeming with wildlife. Monkeys, sloths, bats, just a short walk on the nature trail. Wish we had more time to walk and explore. The beaches are gorgeous and plenty of vendors offering food, drinks, and souvenirs. We love Cahuita!!! Unfortunately,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank k8enmatt
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lcameron75
November 19, 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
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AnkaBCN
May 6, 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
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flashmayo
April 14, 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
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