In your visit we recommend you to take light clothes, bathing suit, camera and snorkelling gear.
Come to explore this park and enjoy its amazing forest and paradisiacal beaches, and let the ambience transport you to your own Eden.
Cahuita was created in the 19th century with the arrival to our coasts of English speaking turtle hunters who sailed from Bocas dle Toro and Nicaragua and settled provisional camps during seven months, from March to Septembre. In addition to turtle hunting, they also plant some products for their survival. The first of them where the Smith family who settled their fishing camp in 1828 where today is known as “Punta Cahuita”. This is how the first village was created.
But, when President Alfredo Gonzalez Flores (1914-1917), received help from Cahuita’s settlers on occasion of his shipwreck while sailing to Sixaola, his gratefulness was shown by buying a piece of land for them to build a new settlement was published in the Gazette issue of July 9, 1915. In 2005, Cahuita officially became a town.
Name originated from the miskito’s words cawi: name of the three as sangrillo or sangregao (Pterocarpus oficinalis) and ta: wich means point, meaning: “point where the ‘sangrillo’s grow”.
Activities and Tours
Cahuita National Park
Visit Cahuita National Park with one of our recommeded guides and learn why it´s one of the most visited places in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica!
Explore Cahuita’s National Park Coral Reef at Punta Cahuita. It´s filled with more than 200 marine species and wildlife such as fish, sharks and lobsters. Starts at $25 per person.
Horseback Riding Tour
Different tours available: Playa Negra Beach tour, Jungle tour, Moonlight tour, Kids tour, or Adventure tour. From 1h to 6 hours tours. Starts at $35 per person.