South of Puerto Limon, on the Caribbean coast, Cahuita National Park consists of an area of tropical forest and a lovely reef with an amazing variety of marine life.
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 extends outwards from Cahuita Point, from which it takes its name, and is home to sea urchins, moray eels, turtles, lobster and sharks.
Coast to Coast
Travel from coast to coast to see and understand the complex mosaic of ecosystems of this extraordinarily wildlife rich country.
- Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
- Duration exc. international flights: 14 days