6 Things to do in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Cahuita, Costa Rica is a beautiful National Park dedicated to research and protection of the local marine life. It is also a unique place because it actually has a small beach town in the middle of it. This is also the place where you will find a rescue center dedicated to save and rehabilitate sloths.

The place offers beautiful breaches, lush forests and coral reefs, all with abundant fauna for you to check out.

Here is a list of 6 fun activities in Cahuita:


The best way to get around this area for sure! This activity is that you’re being eco friendly without even trying. Plus, if you’re traveling with a family, the kids burn some of that restless energy while feeling totally independent. Even the little ones, who get a booster seat on the back of a bike, can enjoy the scenery while mom and pop do all the work. And this way you’ll get a kick out of the potholed, semi-paved roads – a Costa Rican specialty.


Sign up for a guided jungle walk through the parks and check out wildlife, waterfalls and nature at its best. Where else will you see a sloth, iguana and monkey all at the same time?

Horseback Riding

What better way to explore local plantations around the Cahuita National Park than from the high seat of a mounted horse.

Chocolate Tours

In this tour you get to discover what an old cacao plantation is like. You also get to learn about the process of making chocolate. The last part of these tours is tasting cacao fruits and chocolate.


Cahuita’s fishermen will expose you to a new kind of fishing, yet it’s not new to them. These local fishermen have been doing artisan fishing for generations so hop into a small dugout canoe or wooden panga and use a hand-reel and line.


Cahuita National Park’s reefs are excellent sources of life for a variety of marine creatures. Sign up for a boat trip which includes snorkeling, snacks and a walk through Cahuita National Park.

By visiting this town/national park in Costa Rica you will be supporting its habitants. They work hard to preserve this park, the wildlife and their home. So what are you waiting for!

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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