Cahuita National Park, Cahuita

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Witness a more than 35 species of coral and 100 species of fish in a natural environment at Cahuita National Park. This protected region of land and sea is made up of dense forests and rich coral reefs. Hike along the free trails amidst a wealth of tropical plants and animals, including eyelash vipers, capuchin monkeys, and many types of birds. The park also offers unspoiled beaches, where you can lounge or snorkel out into the sea. To get the most out of wildlife viewing, hire a guide. Our Cahuita road trip planner makes visiting Cahuita National Park and other Cahuita attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • one of the few places without entrance, heaven! the Park is bordered by beaches and deserted ... we were fortunate to have seen different animals ... I strongly recommend visiting it!
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  • Best setup ever, watching animals if got rid of it enjoy beaches and flora if not lay on the beach take a bath ... everything is possible on the 6 km walking track  more »
  • Schônste landscape, rain forest by the sea, many animals and clean. Highly recommended! Once walk through to the other side and take the bus back.
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  • Pleasant staff, admission by donation, 8 km of natural beauty to observe. Lovely jungle path with beach access points marked for safety. We hiked one way and caught a bus back to town. Happy to have my water shoes and sun protection. Wish I had been able to stay overnight!
  • This is one of the best national parks in the country. Good beaches, beautiful scenery, and lots of wildlife. It's normal to see howler monkeys, white faced capuchins, lizards, snakes, and raccoons. Nice flat shaded trail to walk and enjoy all of this. Some picnic tables scattered along the trail where you can eat your lunch, if you bring it. Showers and bathrooms are available near the park entrance.
  • Loved my tour with Michael!! This park is beautiful and my amazing tour guide Michael made visiting this place a very nice experience. I was able to take my little cousins with me and they enjoyed seeing the sloths, monkeys, snakes, and different birds. They especially loved swimming in the beautiful beach there.
  • Had a ok tour here with a short walk through a trail which was close to the beach. main plus point was that we saw 3 toed sloths which made me very happy!
  • Great park! We visited frequently in our month long visit to Cahuita. Lots of wildlife, and nice treed areas by the beach to give you some protection from the unrelenting sun.

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Where to stay in Cahuita

Cahuita offers a range of hotels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts to cater to guests of all tastes and budgets. If you're looking for an upscale escape with all the trimmings of luxury, head to Playa Negra, where you can stay in a resort just a stone's throw from the beach. For something more modest but closer to the action, stay at one of the cozy inns nestled in the heart of town. If you stay on the eastern border of Cahuita, you'll enjoy easy access to the adjacent national park.
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