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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National Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Limon, Costa Rica
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 thrill in itself, if you are lucky you will see small turtles meeting the sea for the first time at sunset- a natural miracle which will be hard to forget anytime soon.
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Outdoors, Beach, National Park, Family And Kids, Scuba, Snorkeling
36 Costa Road
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 trees in surprisingly different shades. The sunlight in the park shines on the beauty of the worldly environment. Welcome to paradise, the Cahuita Nat...
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Bar, Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Dine In, Restaurant, Family And Kids
Cahuita Costa Rica
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 amazing colours battle with each other pushing away the blackness. The water gleam in the last rays of the sun. As you watch the waves softly lappin...
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Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids
36 Costa Rica
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 that algae grows on its furry coats and gives them a green tint which is a useful camouflage in the forest. But the sloths at the Aviarios Del Caribe Sl...
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Wildlife Park, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Nature
Cahuita, Costa Rica
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
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 improved chance of survival in the wild. The Botanical Garden is not merely an ornamental garden, it is a safe house with a series of large cages which is h...
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Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Family And Kids
Beach Road, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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 feel the cool air under the canopy of trees. Hear the distant sound of gulls flying and leave your other senses to feel the impact of the food being se...
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Hotel, Leisure, Family And Kids
Playa Grande Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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 colourful birds, the ‘howls’ of howler monkeys, a slow moving sloth and a boa constrictor wound around a branch of a tree are all part of the ...
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Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Entertainment
Main Road, Cahuita, Costa Rica
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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 lip-smacking delicacies. A must after a hard day of exploring the city.
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Outdoors, Garden, Family And Kids, Snorkeling , Bird Watching
Tuba Creek, Playa Grande Cahuita, Cahuita 7302, Costa Rica
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 the world around them.
The place also offers medicinal therapies and is known for its Yoga sessions amidst the soothing greenery.
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Beach, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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 intimate and relaxing.
The capuchin monkeys which drop by to welcome its visitors only add to its charm.
A must if you love a ‘silent’ beach.
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Beach, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature
Los Pargos, Guanacaste Povince
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 trees sway in rhythm. The trees and the waves speak an ancient language sending a universal message of harmony with Nature. This is Playa Negra, a beach...