Cahuita – Caribean Coast CR

After the hectic pace of San Jose, we decided to head down to the Caribean coast near the border with Panama. This will give us a chance to chill & plan our crossing into Panama.

Cahuita like the neighboring villages, is a mix of Tico (Costa Rican) & Afro Carribean. It has a typical Caribean vibe from Reggae music, to food. For info on the town see http://www.entercostarica.com/travel/70/Cahuita.php

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Nestled on the edge of the jungle & the beach, the area is alive with wildlife. Nothing better than the natural alarm clock of Howler monkeys waking up at 5am along with the various tropical birds.

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On our first day, we decided to find our bearings & realised we are right on the doorstep of the National Park. Several hours later the total sightings included: 5 racoons; 3 howler monkeys; a large family of White Faced Capuchins; 1 snake; several scary looking spiders; several sloths; loads of bright blue land crabs & various bugs, butterflies & birds we could not identify. Topped with a swim in the Caribean on a beautiful golden beach. The only downside, we didn’t take a camera as we only popped out for a walk.  Never mind, an excuse for a return visit & a chance to post some photos later.

Photo of Howler Monkey courtesy of Google images

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