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Interesting Spot to Visit

This is an interesting place to visit near Montezuma. Just make sure to start walking back before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Jose, Costa Rica
Magical place

The cemetery is worth a visit - a magical place and the walk around the island is nice as well. Not... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Christiane H
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Cabuya, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an interesting place to visit near Montezuma. Just make sure to start walking back before the tide starts coming in or you will get stuck out there. Also, the rocks walking out area bit jagged so I suggest wearing something with a more...More

Thank costaricavibe
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The hike out to the island is interesting. You can only walk to the island during low tide. We didn't find any beaches that you could actually sit on. There were large rocks you could sit on though. The cemetery had lots of garbage laying...More

Thank Sims3
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The cemetery is worth a visit - a magical place and the walk around the island is nice as well. Not so good for swimming or snorkeling. Short walk to the island at low tides, limited time window to visit. There are bioluminescent algues around...More

Thank Christiane H
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Nice place to visit, can only be accessed on low tide. It's the cemetery for the residents of Cabuya.

Thank Sigurdur S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Wanted to see the local town of Cabuya Island Cemetery. Reachable only on low tide. Its a short 5 min walk from shore to the island. I found it interesting it is still being used, The local fisherman ask to be berried there. Very beautiful...More

Thank CharlieH887
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We got the bus here from centre of montezuma- easy enough. The island was less pretty than expecting and lots of rocks to get there - wear trainers as a bit hard in wet flip flops. We wanted to go snorkelling but the waves were...More

Thank liz b
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time exploring the island at low tide, then walked to a nearby beach and ate some of the local fruit for lunch. As my wife and I rested we were visited by a troop of capuchin monkeys....

Thank joelgove
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the hike ,go at low tide and also explore the rocks.peaceful and calm.we also thought the bakery on the road to the island was great !!

Thank jstanley645
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Wear comfortable walking shoes that you do not mind getting wet, take water and sunscreen. Arrive 2-3 hours before low tide by bus, car or on foot, Take the little road toward the ocean next to El Delfin de La Luna or better yet, right...More

1  Thank Rachelallen2014
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Be sure you go at the beginning of low tide or you will get stranded! Interesting walk put to the island but not much sea life in tide pools. Quite rocky on the way out and slippery so wear good foorwear. Depending on the day...More

Thank DonnaC2140
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Angela M
August 13, 2018|
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Response from CharlieH887 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there is only 1 low tide a day. It usually starts to go up around 12noon and takes a good 3-4 hours to completely go up. So you have plenty of time to explore the island cemetery and do some great snorkeling around... More
Laura M
August 13, 2017|
Response from Wefish88 | Reviewed this property |
Low tide changes daily you you have to check local tide charts This site has tide charts for the area: nicoyazoom . com