Cahuita National Park, the last unspoiled spot on Costa Rican Caribbean coast
If light hiking along the coast with some bird and wildlife viewings are your thing I'm sure you will enjoy visiting the Cahuita National Park. You will find it in the south Caribbean coast in the Limon province of Costa Rica.
The park has 2732 terrestrial acres and 55,000 marine acres that are home to a huge number of species of animals.
Among the Costa Rican people it is said that it is the only national park of the country that truly belongs to the people. That is because back in 1915 the Costa Rican President purchased all the land that was part of the Cahuita settlement for 500 colones and donated it to its residents.
The weather around south Caribbean is hot and humid year round. But the best months to visit this beautiful place are from September to mid-November and from March to May.
What brings so many tourists to the area are its living coral reefs, abundant marine life, monkeys that hide among the Noni trees at Cahuita Point, its white sanded beaches that melt with the forest and its trails where visitors can explore the place in a 4 mile walk.
During those hikes it is common to see animals such as white-faced capuchin monkeys, Coatis, Sloths, Howler monkeys, Toucans, Sea turtles (only in the nesting season)and Macaws.
On the other hand if what you are looking for is an adventure in the coral reefs you will be able to see fishes such as the Queen angel fish, Manta rays, Reef sharks, Octopus and some schools of stunning and colorful fish.
As you can see the options here are endless, you can go:
• Hiking tours along the trails
• Snorkeling in the reef
• Bird Watching
• Sports fishing
So what are you waiting for? Visit this nature lover’s paradise.