Cahuita National Park, when the Caribbean Sea meet the jungle
Cahuita is a unique National Park in Costa Rica for its close relationship with the community.
Cahuita National Park is an example of shared management between the community and the government, for sustainable development at the community level.
The participation of the park rangers and community lifeguards is highlighted, through a shared governance management.
Get to know the best preserved coral reef in the Costa Rican Caribbean and enjoy the landscape, culture and gastronomy that the area offers.
Beaches of white sand, a turquoise sea and a diverse marine life are some of the attractions that await you in the Cahuita National Park, in the province of Limón.
In this ecosystem, nestled in the Caribbean but with a forest environment, you will find species such as raccoons, coatis, sloths, iguanas and basilisks. You will also see snakes like tinsel and tamagá, and birds like the crab-eating sparrowhawk.
Inside the park it is possible to do recreational sports and hikes along the trails, or simply enjoy the beaches swimming or sunbathing.
Cahuita National park has the support of guides and tour operators of the community, who have been trained by the National Institute of Learning (INA) and are duly accredited by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) to guide and provide service to visitors
Hiking with certified guide : 25$/pers
Snorkeling : 30$/pers
Combo hiking + snorkeling : 45 $/pers
Jungle night tour : 35$/pers
Turtle watch : 35$/pers
We recomend to contract a certified guide from ASOGUINACA, the association of certified guide of Cahuita. They know all about the National Park and with them you are sure to have the best experience.
You can find them at the main entrance orr ask us to book a tour with them. They speak all english ans spanish and some german or french
Tours don’t include price of the entrance.
On Puerto Vargas side, prices are fixed.
On Cahuita main entrance, you decide what to give.
Maintain the park cost a lot of money. Despite this cost, the council of shared management decided to let visitors deciding the amount they want to give for the entrance.
All the money go to the park and the development of the comunity.