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Cahuita Boat, Snorkel and Hiking Trip

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Parque Nacional Cahuita has the largest system of Coral Reefs in Costa Rica, including 6 species of coral, a wide range of colorful tropical fishes and the occasional encounter of a harmless reef shark or sting ray. This beach has a horse shoe shape, with the entrance of the park at one end and beautiful Punta Cahuita at the other end.

You will be picked up at your hotel and be taken to the village of Cahuita. There the captain and the guide are waiting for you to take you by boat to the coral reef where you are going to snorkeling for two hours in two different points of the National Park. After that we will go back to the beach for a rest and to have a snack with tropical fruits. The little break at the beach is followed by a 1 hour guided hike in this wonderful coastal forest: monkeys, sloths, birds, poison dart frogs, iguanas and other interesting encounters are common. During the hike you will also learn about the history of Cahuita. At the end of the walk, the van will take you back to your Hotel.

This great video shows some of the wildlife you might see on the hike portion of this tour:


Video by ShawnLandersz

Itinerary:

7:30 - 8:00 AMPickup at hotels. Drive to Cahuita with interesting information in route
8:30 AMArrival at the park entrance, safety briefing and proceed to embark
9:00 – 11:00 AMSnorkeling and boat ride at two different points
11:00 AMFruit and snacks break at Punta Cahuita
11:30 - 12:30 PMHiking
12:30 PMDrive back and get dropped off at your hotel

Tour information:

Departures: Hotels in: Manzanillo and Punta Uva at 7:20 AM, Playa Chiquita at 7:30 AM, Cocles at 7:40 AM, Puerto Viejo at 7:50 AM, Playa Negra at 8 AM, Cahuita at 8:20 AM
Duration: 4 hours approx
Cost per person: Adults $55.00, Children $27.50
Includes: Transport, service of professional guide, gear, all entrance fees, fruits, snacks and bottled water.
Not included: Optional afternoon add-on with lunch and facilities at the Banana Azul Beach Club (see details below).
What to bring: Swimming suit on, sunscreen, hat, long sleeve shirt/rash guard to cover your back, camera (ideally water proof), water bottle, change of clothes, towel, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, raincoat and a bit of cash

Make a day of it at the Azul Beach Club

Choose the Azul Beach Club option when booking your tour (for $15 per person). Includes transportation to Banana Azul after end of tour, beach chairs with rancho, lunch entree served either on beach or in restaurant, beach towel, locker, shower and pool access (no children under 16 allowed in pool). Not included: transport back to your hotel (ask our tour desk for help), drinks, tips.

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