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Cahuita National Park

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Trail Map Cahuita National Park

Area   2,732 terrestrial acres
55,200 marine acres

  Limon Province

Date of Creation   27 December 1982

Beach at Cahuita

Park Attractions

Cahuita Coral Reef Scuba

The Cahuita National Park protects beaches and lowlands of the southern Caribbean coastal region of Costa Rica. Scuba and snorkeling in the protected marine area contains a coral reef and associated sea life, and the southern beach is a known nesting ground for several varieties of sea turtle.

Driving Directions

From San Jose, Costa Rica, take the main highway to Limon, then south to the town of Cahuita. The Kelly Creek Station is found on the south side of town by walking across a foot bridge. To get to the Puerto Vargas Station, drive 4 miles past  Cahuita Costa Rica and the station will be on your left.

Park Facilities and Hours

Coastal Trail Cahuita National Park

There is a scenic trail from the Kelly Creek Station along the coast to the beach camping area, then to the Puerto Vargas Station. Both ranger stations are open for visitor attention from 8am to 4pm, and have potable water and restrooms.

Kelly Creek Station Cahuita National Park

The beach camping area has restrooms, showers and picnic tables. Swimming is allowed only in this area, as other beaches of the park have strong currents or are protected turtle nesting areas. Costa Rica.

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