The Cahuita National Park hike will take you to one of the earliest national parks in Costa Rica. It was established in 1970 to preserve the 600 HA (1482 acres) coral reef.
Because of its exotic landscape filled with tilted coconut palms, white-sand beaches, warm turquoise seas, and coral reef, this national park is a great experience for nature lovers, photographers, families with children and people of all ages.
Your tour will begin at the National Park ranger station.
As you walk in the trail, your specialized naturalist tour guide will start talking about the natural history of this diverse rainforest.
Midway in the hike (around 2.5 km/1,5 mi), you will arrive in Cahuita Point.
At this point in your walk, you will be already feeling the effects of the humidity and the heat of the forest, and taking a break and enjoying a dip into the ocean seems to be indispensable, and delicious, before heading back.
Cahuita National Park is a magnificent habitat for various wildlife species.
Among the usual mammals, you may see eight-band armadillos, white-nosed coatimundis, raccoons, agouti pacas, two and three-toed sloths, white-faced and howler monkeys.
You may also see several types of amphibians and reptiles.
You will enjoy the tiny blue jeans and the turquoise and black poison dart frogs as well as the gorgeous red-eyed-leaf frogs, whip-tailed lizards, green iguanas, green vine snakes, and boa constrictors.
Possibly the most common snake is the yellow eyelash pit viper, which is a bright yellow color.
Many birds populate the park, including keel-billed and Swainson toucans, parakeets, parrots, fiery-billed aracaris, oropendolas, herons, egrets, and several kinds of hummingbirds.