Walking Through Cahuita National Park
The coastal rainforest found along the Caribbean Coast is very different from its mountainous counterpart near San Jose, beloved by beach goers and naturalists alike. Cahuita National Park is an excellent and easily accessible place to see much of the wildlife for which Costa Rica
is known. It is a quick walk from anywhere in town, and admission is donation based. A smooth, sandy path winds along the coast, all the way to the point. (Name?) Numerous species of plants are seen here, and a keen eye can spot the occasional white-faced monkey and Costa Rican sloth, high in the tops of the trees. On the beach side of the path, Palm trees laden with coconuts bend over the sand, while taller trees heavy with vines grow opposite them. Visitors typically spend a couple hours here, making it an ideal daytime activity.