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Cahuita National Park

#1 of 10 things to do in Cahuita Features Animals
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
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“national park” (109 reviews)
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can walk the complete 16 km, but we decided to take a little 3 hour hike in this beautifull national park. We saw a sloth, yellow snakes, big spiders and a lot of colorful crabs. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Saskia v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is lovely! My boyfriend and I took a guided tour of the park with Chris. Chris is an amazing tour guide and can spot animals hiding within the trees and leaves with his naked eye. While walking through the park we saw snakes,...More

Thank Smalison718
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great footpath along beach and jungle with many animals to spot incl monkeys raccoons crabs snakes great views of cahuita bays

Thank Holger W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cahuita National park is just amazing. The trail along the beach and under beautiful trees is easy to walk through. There are lots of animals to watch, but you should do an early morning tour and if possible, with a guide. You won't regret! Not...More

Thank gygaxb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahuita National Park is a real treasure. A flat easy to walk trail that is immersed in the forest and borders the beach. We saw a wide variety of wide-life just 100M inside the park: sloths, monkeys, toucans, iguanas, basilisk, howler monkeys, and so many...More

1  Thank betsycory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entrance to the park - which is rare in Costa Rica. Donations are greatly appreciated. The park is very nice, clean with beautiful beaches! We saw some sloths, birds etc. Very nice and we felt safe.

Thank tezzzka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Cahuita for a few days and the Park was only 2mins walk from our accommodation so we went everyday. Each time we saw a good range of wildlife including 2 & 3 toed sloths, howler monkeys, capuchins, raccoons, agoutis, a black hawk...More

Thank Helenhjb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day here. My 12yo daughter and I decided to go with a guide (Michael) on the tour of the jungle forest. My mom and 15yo were afraid of seeing snakes, so they made their way straight to the beautiful beach. Michael was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this place is so awesome. I was in Cahuita for about five days and was able to venture into the park a few times. On my third trip I did the full trail and took the us back into town. It's a donation based...More

Thank shaner210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Monteverde, Manual Antonio previously and the Cahuita national park trumps them both! We say so many animals including the yellow eyelash viper. We didn't do a tour we just packed some water and snacks and spent most of the afternoon there. The...More

1  Thank Olivia N
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9 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.
9 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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17 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