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Cahuita National Park (Hiking) Plus Tortuguero Canals

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See the wonderful wildlife that Costa Rica is famous for on this shore excursion to two top natural attractions on the Caribbean coast. Look for monkeys, sloths, flocks of migratory birds, and more on a cruise through the Tortuguero Canals. After exploring these rich wetlands, see where the jungle meets the sea on a hiking tour of Cahuita National Park, a protected habitat bordered by sandy beaches and the country?s largest coral reef.

Highlights

  • Explore Costa Rica’s wild side on a combo shore excursion from Lim?n’s cruise port
  • Take a boat safari through the Tortuguero Canals, one of the country’s top birdwatching spots
  • Hike through jungles and along beaches in the coastal Cahuita National Park
  • Commonly seen animals include white-faced monkeys, sloths, frogs, and tropical birds

What You Can Expect

The boat ride will start in the early morning depending on your arrival time, we will pick you up and drive you to a smaller port named Moin, and here you will board a boat with rooftop and comfortable seats.

That will lead you through the living jungle that stretches over the narrow canals, formed by the rivers born in the high mountains, making their way to the sea. Common sightings here are monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and sloths. The canals are also considered a bird watcher?s paradise, so keep your eyes open! The canals of Tortuguero are without a doubt one of the main attractions in Costa Rica, and this is a unique opportunity to experience this natural wonder. You will pass through some of the country?s most fertile areas and learn about Costa Rica?s main agricultural products. Along the way, you will see cocoa plantations and ornamental flowers. The boat ride will take about one hour and a half.

At 2,711 acres (1,097 ha), Cahuita National Park is small in size compared to its counterparts, yet up to par in terms of its animal, plant, and marine biodiversity. The park is much more regarded for its underwater portion than it is for its land attractions, which are certainly stunning in their own right. This national park enables visitors the ability to explore Cahuita’s aquamarine coastal waters complete with Costa Rica’s largest coastal reef. The immense 600 acres (242 ha) protected reef off the coast is home to 35 species of coral which in turn sustain a variety of marine species, including barracudas, urchins, octopi, crustaceans, over 125 species of fish and a variety of sharks. During the 1991 earthquake that shook the region, parts of the reef suffered moderate damage when suddenly exposed to the air, yet the coral is making a comeback. Another popular sea attraction is a rundown eighteenth-century slave ship. Bound for the coast of Limon, the ship didn’t quite make it, and now sits at the mouth of the Perezoso River, encapsulated in marine life. February through April is the best time for viewing underwater habitats. Because of the park’s proximity to the village of Cahuita, facilities and roads are well developed. Kelly Creek, south of Cahuita, provides an access point to those who choose to enter the park on foot. Vargas Point (Punta Vargas), at the park’s south end, is preferred by those staying in Puerto Viejo or anywhere south of the park. Roads access the park from both directions.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • At the time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at the time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Ticket info

You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.

Local operator information

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Departure point

Cruise pier, you will see a sign with your name on it our uniform is red color shirt please ask for Edgard

Departure time

Meet up will be 30 minutes after the cruise arrives

Duration

6 hours (approx.)

Return details

Cruise pier

Seller Information

  • Store Name: Ask Zipy
  • Seller: admin
  • Address: PO Box 47 - 6370
    Quepos
    Puntarenas
    60601
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