South of Puerto Limon, on the Caribbean coast, this national park consists of an area of tropical forest and a lovely reef that extends outwards from Cahuita Point, from which it takes its name.

The forest shelters various animals, including paca, racoons, northern tamandua, opossum, porcupine and capuchin monkey; while the marshes contain species such as green iguanas, basilisk lizards, gigantic blue crabs and many species of birds. The reef offers an amazing variety of marine life: sea urchins, moray eels, turtles, lobster and sharks abound.

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  • Ideal for viewing: capuchin monkey, green iguana, northern tamandua, porcupine, racoon
  • Where: Limón Province, Costa Rica
  • View on Protected Planet Cahuita National Park

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