Roughly 20% of Costa Rica’s territory is constituted as National Park or Reserves, including two parks declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This means most National Parks and Reserves are easily accessible from anywhere in the country, making Costa Rica an ideal destination if you want to be surrounded by natural settings.
The largest town in the South of Limon is Cahuita. A four mile natural trail leads from Cahuita to Puerto Vargas, beyond Cahuita Point.
The walk takes about two hours, but hikers will definitely want to stop frequently for a picnic, for a swim in warm Caribbean waters, to gape at the Howler Monkeys in the tree top high overhead or to focus their binoculars on a Green Ibis of Green and Rufous kingfisher.
The National Park was formed to protect one of the last living reefs in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, sedimentation from expanding banana plantations and deforestation in the Talamanca Mountains and the last earthquake have killed much of the reef close to the shore. Box lunch is included.
- site seeing
This private reserve will provide you the perfect opportunity to observe the great biodiversity of the area. More than 150 species of birds have been identified in this reserve.
The Ecological Farm is a wildlife refuge that offers panoramic views, two waterfalls, banana and coffee plantations and an incredible fauna.
- Children must be at least 6 years old.
All tours are operated by reputable and certified local companies. In the majority of cases they will pick you up at your hotel and get you back at no extra charge.