Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park is a 2,700-acre National Park in the Caribbean Area of Costa Rica located on the southern Caribbean coast in Limón, connected to the town of Cahuita.

It protects beaches and lowlands and attracts tourists and other visitors who are able to snorkel in the protected marine area which contains the coralline reefs, as well as being a nesting ground for sea turtles. February through April typically have the best underwater visibility. This is also one of the nicest and least developed beaches in Costa Rica.

Due to its close proximity to the town of Cahuita, the park’s roads and facilities are well developed. Roads access the park from both the north and south. It can be reached on foot via Kelly Creek, which is just south of Cahuita.

Cahuita National Park Beach

The 600-acre reef is known to have at least 35 species of coral, 140 species of molluscs, 44 species of crustaceans, and 123 species of fish. On land there are many types of animal as well including northern tamanduas, pacas, white-nosed coatis, raccoons, sloths, agoutis, mantled howlers and white-headed capuchins. It has a variety of birds as well including the green ibis, green-and-rufous kingfisher and keel-billed toucan.