is a small village which, even though it is the gateway to Cabo Blanco
Nature Reserve, has been little changed by tourism. Stay a few days and
get a feel of the Costa Rican way of life where the pace is slow
During your stay in Cabuya be sure to visit:
Blanco Nature Reserve
2 km from the centre is the oldest National Park in Costa Rica.
There are two main trails, one 1 hour circuit the other a strenuous 2
hour hike to a wonderful deserted
beach at the other side
of the park.
The park is open Wednesday to Sunday 8.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.
small island houses the town cemetery and is linked to the mainland at
low tide by a rocky path.
Originally the boats bringing supplies to the village and returning with
local produce moored at the island and oxcarts transported the goods to
Pigs plantain and even cows were sent to market on these small boats.
the island is a quiet retreat offering great views of the Cabo Blanco
headland and shoreline.
entrance to the island is about 15 minute walk from the village centre.
At low tide you can walk all the way out to the island and explore the
On clear days there is great swimming and snorkeling off the rocks where
you can see an incredible array
of tropical fish. A trail to the centre of the island leads
to the town cemetery.
This wide river is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Kingfishers, egrets,
herons, aracari, and roseate spoonbills are regularly seen. Crocodiles
are sometimes resident at the mouth of the river.
Upstream there are refreshing swimming holes and natural jaccuzzi pools
during the less dry months, and for
the adventurous rarely visited
is a variety of beaches within walking distance, some rocky some sandy,
all deserted and great for
beachcombing. At high tide there is safe swimming and sandy stretches
of beach near the village centre.
At low tide there are tide pools. About 2 km beyond the river there is
a pleasant bay which is popular
with surfers and about 1
km further there is another sandy beach and river for swimming.
The beaches and waterfalls of Montezuma
are easily accessible even for those without car, a bus service runs
4 times a day from Cabuya.
This is a popular destination, situated
in the gulf of Nicoya. This uninhabited island offers beautiful sandy
beaches crystal clear waters and great snorkelling.
Pais and Santa Theresa
Both have beautiful wide, sandy beaches with great breakers, for those
looking for surf.
It is approximately 8 km to hike or drive along a hilly track (turn right
at the corner shop).
We can arrange horsebackriding trips over the mountains or the waterfalls
For those wishing to try their luck at sportfishing there are several
local fishermen who will take you in their boats to fish with handline
or diving. Diving trips can also be arranged in combination with Tortuga
There is a diving school on the island.
yourself by nature at the garden of el Ancla de Oro
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