About Cahuita Village
Located along the stunning Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, the tiny village of Cahuita is synonymous with relaxation, exotic scenery and top surfing beaches. The vibe here is extremely relaxed with many of the businesses still locally owned, giving the place an air of authenticity and resulting in a great selection of Afro-Caribbean food on offer. It's a remarkably beautiful place with a sheltered bay lined by palms and dotted with cawi trees and azure blue waters. North of the village is the black-sand beach of Playa Negra, an unusual version of paradise perfect for swimming and maintained to the highest ecological standards.Read More
The village itself comprises of little more than two streets running parallel to the sea where locals get around by bicycle and where the majority of accommodation is found. Aside from the sedate atmosphere and gorgeous scenery, what really draws visitors to Cahuita is its prime location right next to the incredible Parque Nacional Cahuita, or Cahuita National Park. The largely marine park is one of the country's smallest and protects a wedge of coastal rainforest and, most importantly, coral reef some 500m offshore. Many people come to Cahuita to snorkel in the pristine waters and see the colourful coral reefs though plenty of other activities are available, including surfing, horse riding and white-water rafting.
Around 11km north of Cahuita village is one of the best places in the country to see sloths up close. The small Sloth Sanctuary is home to injured and orphaned sloths with walking trails and observation platforms enabling visitors to see more of the other wildlife in the sanctuary.
Cahuita Village Tours
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Cahuita Village
Cahuita Village Hotels
If you are planning a Cahuita Village holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Atlantida Lodge Cahuita Village
The Atlantida Lodge ditches the glitz and extravagance of the big city hotels and replaces it with rustic beauty and verdant rainforest. Here guests share their surroundings with monkeys, exotic birds and an array of gorgeous wild flowers and can spend their days enjoying a dip in the refreshing waters of the outdoor pool or paying a visit to the onsite spa and wellness centre. Playa Negra is just a few minutes walk from the lodge and regular trips snorkelling, cycling and trekking through the forest take place in the immediate surroundings.
La Diosa Hotel Cahuita Village
Hotel La Diosa epitomises everything there is to love about the Caribbean. The crystal clear pool is surrounded by tropical gardens filled with exotic wildlife and coconut palms that sway in the cool ocean breeze. The rooms are gorgeously decorated with bright colours and flowers and a delicious breakfast buffet is included serving up fresh fruit, eggs and more. The hotel has its own pool and assists guests in organising activities such as snorkelling, kayaking and trips to the sloth centre, to name a few. The hotel is situated a few minutes from the beautiful Playa Grande and a short drive from the Cahuita National Park.
Cahuita Village Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Cahuita Village.