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CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK NATURE WALK AND BANANA PLANTATION

Per Person $93 USD
Child (Ages 4-10) $79 USD
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CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK NATURE WALK AND BANANA PLANTATION

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This is a great nature experience suitable for the whole family!

After a pick up from the cruise pier, you will depart for a one hour drive along scenic roads, passing quaint villages on your way to Cahuita National Park.

Cahuita, from the indigenous worlds "kawe" or mahogany and "ta" or point, was created in 1970 to protect the country's largest coral reef. One hundred twenty-three species of fish have been listed here, along with a variety of corals and other invertebrates. The park also protects an example of tropical moist forest, along with swamps forest and marshland. Cahuita is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy a beautiful tropical beach, the rain forest, and abundant wildlife. Upon arrival at Cahuita Town, we will get into the park for a 45-minute nature walk. Together we will enjoy the rich biodiversity of the area, along a flat and shady trail that runs along the shoreline. Expect to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, and colorful frogs, amongst many other species during this tour! This is a very easy walk for all, from kids to seniors.

On your return, you will pass many banana plantations and your guide will stop at one of them, where many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained. Learn about the entire process - from the crop, harvesting, and processing to packing and exportation. Costa Rica is the second largest banana producer in the world and 80% of the plantations are located in Limon province.

This tour is an excellent introduction to the culture and rainforest of Costa Rica.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Cahuita National Park rainforest walk - approximately 45 minutes
  • Visit to banana plantation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.
  • 9:00 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.
  • 9:30 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.
  • 10:30 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.
  • 11:30 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The drive from Puerto Limon to Cahuita National Park is approximately one hour each way.
Please note that in Costa Rica there is some confusion about ship time vs. local time. Please see the purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you don't miss your excursion. It is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.
• We recommend bringing sunblock, insect repellent, a raincoat, water bottle, and binoculars.
• The rainy or “green season,” which typically brings sunny mornings and afternoon showers, lasts from May to November, but it's best to be prepared for rain at any time of the year.

Restrictions

• This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.
• The nature walk is 45 minutes.