- Encounters with locals
- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Hiking / Trekking
- Water Sports
- Sustainable Tourism
Cahuita is a very small town steeped in traditional authenticity and located by the sea, where the living is good ... very good in fact. It still remains unaffected by mass tourism, and it's also known as "the little Jamaica" of Costa Rica. I'll leave you to imagine the atmosphere for yourself. Here, life is lived to the rhythm of Afro-Caribbean music and the sounds of nature.
Cahuita's beaches are splendid, and the national park of the same name is spectacular. There's something for all tastes here: waves for the surfers, sublime underwater sites for snorkeling enthusiasts, and places suitable for bathing. As for the flora and fauna, it's all exceptional; you're in Costa Rica don't forget: nature in all its glory, that's the country's creed!
How about the food? If you like grilled fish, coconut rice and smoothies made with avocados, you'll be in your element!
Cahuita is really a firm favorite of mine, and it's an ideal place if you are looking for a magnificent destination where you will be guaranteed plenty of opportunities to meet the local people.
After my hike in Cahuita National Park I stopped by and strolled down the sandy streets of this little village. There are lots of small restaurants or sodas (as they are called in Costa Rica) along the street - the ideal opportunity to try some Caribbean flavours.
Despite all its charm Cahuita's only claim to tourist interest is its proximity to the National Park. If you are going to stay in the area it's better to go to Puerto Viejo, a few kilometers away.
A few evenings each week Cahuita is THE place to go out. If you're with friends it's a great opportunity to get moving to that reggae sound and those Caribbean rhythms.