Cahuita, in the South Caribbean, is a truly charming town; a real Caribbean town where time seams to be stopped, with heaven on Earth beaches surrounded by dense tropical forest, shores of the turquoise sea, the black and white sand beaches and coral reef, more than an ecosystem is represented here.
The Afro-Caribbean culture is everywhere; an African legacy reflected in the architecture, gastronomy, music, and in the people, whose roots come from turtle fishers that settled down three hundred years ago. Nowadays, Cahuita is a multicultural town, with settlers from all around the world.
Cahuita was baptized by the Miskito Indians, who were turtle fishermen. Cahuita in their language means “place were the sangrillos grow”. The sangrillo is a tree species with yellow flowers which is very common in this area.
Cahuita is a very peculiar destination within Costa Rica´s touristic circuit, not only for its incomparable beauty also because of being the town in wich the Afro-Caribbean culture is best represented. While you walk its streets you can percive the colors, flavors and rhythms which were inherited from Africa and the Antilles.
You will find the typical Caribbean constructions, which are very colorful and built on pillars. They are part of the Afro – Caribbean Culture that resists losing their identity. You have to try the coconut flavored Rice & Beans or Rondom, curry and pepper, and enjoy the reggae and calypso rhythms which are always flowing in the air.
Cahuita National Park is one of Costa Rica`s Nature attractions. Beautiful beaches, coconut palm trees, excellent snorkeling
The coralline reef is one of the most important ecosystems of the area. It is located in front of Cahuita´s point and its depth goes from 1 meter to 15 meters in its external part.
The Goddess Garden is located in the most beautiful rain forest in the area. You will truly connect with nature here.
We offer you some excursions or activities you can go to. Such as: Tree of Life botanical garden, Horseback Riding, Visit the Bribri indigenous people, chocolate tour & waterfall, Kayaking in Punta Uva, Whitewater Rafting, Zip-lining in the jungle, Cahuita National Park Hike with tour guide, Cahuita National Park Snorkeling, Surf Lessons and some more!
The south Caribbean is hot and humid year round.