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Misquitos indians gave this place its name, which means “place where sangrillos grow”, a common species of tree with yellow flowers. This place has a rural feeling to it, it is quiet and, like other towns nearby, it has a great Caribbean flavor.

Here you also find Cahuita National Park, a magic place full of vegetation and wildlife, including amazing reefs. In fact, the reef is the park’s most representative ecosystem. It is usually not very deep. Here, scientists have identified 35 species of reef, 128 of algae, and 123 species of colorful fish.

At the Kelly Creek Station there is a trail that takes you along the coast to the camping area, then to the Puerto Vargas Station. Both stations are open for visitors from 8 am to 4 pm. Services include drinking water and restrooms. When you walk through the park, you might see the three species of monkeys that inhabit this area: spider, howler and White Faced.


How to get there

By car: Just before arriving downtown Limon you will pass through a cemetery. Continue on that road for about 1 kilometer and then you will see the sign on your right to Cahuita/Pto Viejo. Turn here and continue this road straight ahead. 

By bus
From San José buses leave from Caribeños Terminal everyday at 6 am, 10 am, 12 md, 2 pm, 4 pm. 
From Limon buses leave every hour from 6 am to 7 pm in front of Radio Casino.

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