Cahuita National Park is a National Park in the Caribbean La Amistad
Conservation Area of Costa Rica located on the southern Caribbean
coast in Limón Province, connected to the town of Cahuita.
It protects beaches and lowlands and attracts tourists and other
visitors who are able to scuba dive and snorkel in the protected
marine area which contains the Coralline Reefs, as well as being
a nesting ground for sea turtles.
reef is known to have at least 35 species of coral, 140 species
of molluscs, 44 species of crustaceans, and 123 species of fish.
On land there are many types of animal as well including tamanduas,
pacas, coatis, raccoons, sloths, agoutis, howler and capuchin monkeys.
It has a variety of birds as well including the green ibis, rufous
kingfisher and keel-billed toucans.
Take some time off and go for a beach holiday in Costa Rica . Discover the astounding tourist attractions in Cahuita National Park that will surely give you and your loved ones a vacation that you will never forget.
Cahuita National Park is a National Park in the Caribbean La Amistad Conservation Area of Costa Rica located on the southern Caribbean coast in Limón Province , connected to the town of Cahuita . It protects beaches and lowlands and attracts tourists and other visitors who are able to scuba dive and snorkel in the protected marine area which contains the Coralline Reefs, as well as being a nesting ground for sea turtles.
Antonio National Park
Antonio National Park, in Spanish the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio,
is a small National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area
located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city
of Quepos, Puntarenas, and 132 km from the national capital of San
José. Established in 1972 with an area enumerating 4,014 acres
(16.24 km²) (the smallest of any Costa Rican national park),
it is the destination of as many as 150,000 visitors annually and
well-known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails. It is famous
as well for being a very gay-friendly and oriented area as well.
Four beaches are contained within the limits of the park: Manuel Antonio,
Espadilla Sur, Escondido, and Playita. With their large light sand
berms, it is easy to see why they attract beachgoers of all ages.
The first is separated from the second by a "tombolo", or
natural land bridge formed by sand accumulations. Visitors may enjoy
a roughly hour-long hike from Espadilla to the top of Punta Catedral
(100 m). Both Manuel Antonio and Espadilla Sur contain tidal pools
and offer the possibility of snorkeling.
Although Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica's smallest national
park, the diversity of wildlife in its 6.83 km² is unequaled
with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Both Brown-throated
Three-toed Sloth and Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth (perezosos) are a major
feature, as are the Mantled Howler monkey, Central American Squirrel
Monkey, and White-headed Capuchin monkey. Black Spiny-tailed Iguana,
Green Iguana, Common Basilisk, White-nosed Coati and many snake and
bat species are also common in the park. Included in the 184 bird
species are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, Turkey
Vulture, parakeets and hawks. Dolphins can be observed there, as well
as the occasional migrating whale. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking,
mountain biking, and hiking provide opportunities to experience the
tropical wildlife that enriches Manuel Antonio.
Antonio is Costa Rica's second most visited park behind the Poas
National Park which lies very close to San José,
the country's largest urban area. The park's popularity has led
to development of the surrounding areas, with environmental impacts
to nearby forests and beaches.