Cahuita - last stop in Costa Rica

Trip Start Jan 04, 2008
Trip End Dec 17, 2008

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Limon,
Monday, May 12, 2008

I spent a couple of enjoyable days in the little village of Cahuita which is further along the caribbean coast from Tortuguero towards Panama. Splurged a little on a very nice but relatively expensive (7.50 a night) place located right on the seafront with nice large hammock in front of the crashing waves. Cahuita village is next to the Cahuita national park which, similarly to Tortuguero, encompasses both a forest and marine area. I walked the five-mile nature trail in the national park which runs alongside a splendid beach and managed to see cappuccino monkeys, a coati and a very large iguana (the biggest one Ive seen on my trip). Also I went out in a boat snorkelling off Cahuita point - not the greatest snorkelling Ive ever done and the water was a bit murky in places but still managed to see quite many types of fish, a few stingrays and the coral reef. Despite lots of suntan lotion I picked up a classic case of "snorkellers back" under the hot caribbean sun which was a bit sore in the evening. Had a nice dinner and a couple of beers with a few other travellers I had met in the national park during the day, including a Korean guy who is halfway through travelling the world for two years, which sounds pretty good to me! Cahuita was my last stopping point in Costa Rica as on Wednesday I'm heading off to the Panamanian border on my way to the islands of Bocas Del Toro.
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