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Cahuita National Park

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At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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This coastal park contains white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (39 reviews)
“howler monkeys” (87 reviews)
“clams” (85 reviews)
At the Far End of Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sister and I were really excited to hike to a beach in the park and relax for the day. We were shamed because our donation wasn’t large enough. There is no sign indicating minimum amount so we paid what we could. It’s soured the...More

Thank Geneva N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw raccoons, snakes, spiders and monkeys! We didn't want to get a tour guide as this is our third visit to a national park and we've seen most of the animals already so we didn't think it was worth it and also we wanted...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My sister and I visited this park with a guide who approached us at the beginning. His name was Richard. He offered to take us 1.5 km through the park and then we could walk the rest of the way ourselves for $28. He said...More

Thank April N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cahuita is my favorite beach in the Caribbean, it is so beautiful to have nature and a lovely beach side by side. The beach is obviously gorgeous, but the trails in the back connect you with the forest immediately. I love it.

Thank Lilian M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The corals reefs here are fantastic! We saw stingrays, and a nurse shark, not to mention all the fish! Lots of monkeys on the hike...careful in the info booth, there was a yellow pit viper just sleeping in the ceiling!!

Thank Logan-Alyssa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great visit to Cahuita National Park, it was about a 20minute bus ride from the Sloth Sanctuary to Cahuita ($2) and a five minute walk to the entrance. Park entrance is based on donation, we spent 3hours exploring and donated around 4,000...More

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Combination of a beautiful Caribbean beach and stunning rainforest, what's not to love! Plenty of opportunities for flora and fauna spotting whether you go with a local guide or not. We were extremely fortunate to see a sloth on the move when wandering through the...More

Thank scoobs11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A safe walk through the jungle accompanied by the howlers. To my disappointment, they were the only things we saw, but that's nature.

Thank mousegram56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the national park on a pretty hot and humid day - planned accordingly and wore drink packs for the hike. The place is easy enough to find...unless you miss the small sign from the main road like we did :) the first time...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$5 per person is a bargain for walking through this park. We unfortunately didn't see any wild life except lots of big spiders and 1 beautiful Blue Monarch butterfly. Hopped back in the car and drove to the beach, located in the park. The beach...More

Thank Karyn M
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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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18 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