Cahuita National Park
Scuba diving is a popular activity in Cahuita National Park. Beautiful coral reefs and very colorful tropical fish offer make this a diver's paradise. There is a shipwreck located at the north of the mouth of the Perezoso river that sank in the 18th century.
photo courtesy of Eric Fredericks
On land expect to find raccoons, pacas, sloths, agoutis, crabs, howler and capuchin monkeys, night herons and keel-billed toucans, coatis, and snakes to name a few.
The southern beach is a nesting site for several varieties of sea turtles.
There is a scenic trail from the Kelly Creek Station along the coast to the beach camping area which also has restrooms, showers and picnic tables.
Area de Conservacion
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above photo courtesy of
Haakon S. Krohn