The town is home to approximately 4,000 or so residents, mainly of Jamaican descent. Mass importation of cheap labor at the turn of the century was exploited to bring in workers for the area’s booming banana plantations. Modern day Cahuita is a reflection of such history—the vast majority of residents speak an Africanized-Creole English.
Nearby Negra Beach (Playa Negra) beach, aptly named after its black-sand, offers a pleasant atmosphere and good swimming. East of town is a white-sand beach within Cahuita National Park. Both are host to offshore activity including snorkeling and scuba diving. The coral reef between the two beaches, one of Costa Rica’s finest, is home to and abundance of marine life.
The zesty cuisine found in Cahuita is renowned as some of the best in the country. You can test the Afro-Caribbean food in most of the restaurants.
Really preserved, here you can discover the afrocaribean culture with the calypso music.
Cahuita serves as the gateway to Cahuita National Park to its south, where tourism services are considerably wide-ranging. Tours are offered to the national park, while equipment, guides, and boats are available for those seeking open water activities.
The tropical climate of the region is consistent throughout the year, making it a great place to travel year-round.
Really preserved, here you can discover the afrocaribean culture with the calypso music and a lot of good place to taste the caribbean food.