Best Things To Do in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Cahuita is a laid back and vibrant little village tucked along the sprawling southern Caribbean Coast. The low-key beach town has become popular among travellers in the past decades and is a must see destination boasting tranquil shorelines, picturesque railways, tropical climate, beautiful black-sand beaches, warm, calm waters, a zesty cuisine and an abundance of outdoor activities like hiking, scuba diving, canoeing and snorkelling.

The best way to make the most of your time in this pristine village is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Cahuita, which include tours of the Tortuguero National Park, Cahuita National Park, Tree of Life Wildlife Centre and Botanical Gardens, Alma Verde and other tours including Chocolate Tour & Caribbean and Indigenous Chocolate Museum, Mariposario de Cahuita, Animal Rescue Centre, Sloth Sanctuary and ATV jungle tours. Other top things to do include white sand beaches like Playa Blanca, Black Beach and outdoor activities and adventure sports including hiking, scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, canopy and zip line rides. The activities and attractions in Cahuita cater to all ages and interests, from kids, families, solo travellers, to female travellers and adventure junkies, helping you plan a perfect and memorable trip to Cahuita.

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Top Cahuita Activities And Tours

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    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Must see places in Cahuita ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Cahuita and point of interests to visit.

  1. Tortuguero National Park

    # 1 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 571 times in trip plans
    Tortuguero National Park

    Tags: National Park, Nature

    Address: Limon, Costa Rica

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    If you love turtles then the National Park is the place to be. The national park accommodates birds, monkeys to name a few and the boat ride to the park is sure to offer you sightings of crocodiles. A...Read more

  2. Cahuita National Park

    # 2 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 630 times in trip plans
    Cahuita National Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, National Park, Scuba

    Address: 36 Costa Road

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Waves crash over the sand spreading its lacy chalky white foam all over the beach. The beach is calm and serene against the gentle water of the sea. The beach leads to the national park surrounded by ...Read more

  3. Sobre Las Olas

    # 3 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 623 times in trip plans
    Sobre Las Olas

    Tags: Bar, Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Dine In

    Address: Cahuita Costa Rica

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Details

    Watch the sky streak with the most brilliant orange complimenting perfectly with hues of red and crimson, with hints of blue still lingering in the clouds. As the sun sets behind the horizon, the amaz...Read more

  4. Aviarios Del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary

    # 4 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 605 times in trip plans
    Aviarios Del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary

    Address: 36 Costa Rica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Confused? You have every reason to be. The animal in front of you with either two toes or three toes is ambling around in the slowest possible manner. In the wild these animals plod along so slowly th...Read more

  5. Tree Of Life Wildlife Centre And Botanical Gardens

    # 5 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 269 times in trip plans
    Tree Of Life Wildlife Centre And Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Wildlife Park, Botanical Garden, Nature

    Address: Cahuita, Costa Rica

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    A haven for battered animals, animals rescued from injuries or were illegal pet and confiscated from the owners were all bought back to this institution to be nursed back to health and given an improv...Read more

  6. Pizzeria Cahuita

    # 6 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 600 times in trip plans
    Pizzeria Cahuita

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Beach Road, Cahuita, Costa Rica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Discover a hidden gem along the coastline, where the trees protect a building serving food to enchant your five senses. Feast your eyes on the magnificent stretch of beach, admire the open space and f...Read more

  7. Caribbean Coconut

    # 7 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 614 times in trip plans
    Caribbean Coconut

    Tags: Hotel, Leisure

    Address: Playa Grande Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Hotel Caribbean Coconut is at the edge of the jungle and you experience wildlife at your door. Sit on the patio at dusk or dawn and wait for wildlife to find you. The serenade of frogs, chorus of colo...Read more

  8. Coco's Bar

    # 8 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 538 times in trip plans
    Coco's Bar

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Main Road, Cahuita, Costa Rica

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details

    Coco’s Bar is a hotspot for travellers after a long day of exploring. Located at the heart of the city, the Bar offers good food, drinks and lively music. Sway to some reggae and soca tunes over...Read more

  9. Alma Verde

    # 9 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 495 times in trip plans
    Alma Verde

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Snorkeling , Bird Watching

    Address: Tuba Creek, Playa Grande Cahuita, Cahuita 7302, Costa Rica

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    To offer a holistic approach, the Alma Verde is spread across 20 hectares of land consisting of medicinal plants. The place is home to many animals and accommodates visitors to experience oneness with...Read more

  10. Playa Blanca

    # 10 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 519 times in trip plans
    Playa Blanca

    Tags: Beach, Picnic Spot

    Address: Cahuita, Costa Rica

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Known for its pristine white sand, the Playa Blanca is a nice way to get a sun tan while you enjoy its water. Probably one of the most un-crowded beaches in the city, a picnic here is sure to be intim...Read more

  11. Playa Negra

    # 11 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 605 times in trip plans
    Playa Negra

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Nature

    Address: Los Pargos, Guanacaste Povince

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The foamy waves crash into one another, as if they have something to say. The surfers come here to escape from the humdrum of everyday life. Sea breeze moves through palm leaves, making the coconut tr...Read more

  12. Tortuguero Tours

    # 12 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 2 times in trip plans
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    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Mike Wright

    Excellent tour. We did the morning canoe trip and got to see all kinds of wildlife. Monkeys, toucans, iguanas, caimans just to name a few. The amount of birds were amazing. We had the same tour guide ...

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  13. Cabinas Caribe Luna

    # 13 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 6 times in trip plans
    Cabinas Caribe Luna Image
    Timings: 24-hrs Details
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    Andrew Henkemeyer

    Small, quaint hostel located right outside the city center of Cahuita. Clean, full kitchen (in the private cabins), and wildlife everywhere around, including frogs, lizards, the occasional baby Boa, a...

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  14. Puerto Viejo

    # 14 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita | Added 1 time in trip plans
  15. Hakuna Matata Hostel

    # 15 of 16 Things To Do in Cahuita
    Hakuna Matata Hostel Image

    Address: Limón Province, Cahuita, Costa Rica

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Rebecca Darychuk

    Beds are comfy - good location and nice pool. Hammocks are great. Very chilled atmosphere. The showers are only cold or scalding and the bathrooms are set up outdoors (summer camp style) so be prepare...

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