Visit our Beautiful National Parks on the Caribbean Coast

Hike and swim in one of Costa Rica's most beautiful 

beachfront national parks in Puerto Viejo

Manzanillo National Park

Manzanillo is located 6 km south of Uva Blue Jungle Villas. The city at the ‘end of the road’.

On the main road turn right. When you drive into Manzanillo beach road, you will find the park entrance at the very end of the beach road. Beautifully located next to the stunning white sand and palm tree beaches in Manzanillo. Entrance is simply a donation to the park.

Cahuita National Park

Take the local bus or your car just north of Puerto Viejo about 30 min. Cahuita National park is one of the best spots on the Caribbean coast. It has a huge range of wildlife to see and stunning scenery to explore. If you access the park from the entrance closest to Puerto Viejo – in the town of Cahuita – the entrance fee is simply a donation to the park.

The hiking trails in both National parks, which run along the coast, provide you with the opportunity to see a huge number of Costa Rica’s native animals in their natural habitat. Monkeys, sloths, coatis, crabs, tree frogs, and SO MANY BIRDS are in abundance and easy to spot with the naked eye.


Book your tours in advance to avoid them being fully booked.

Gandoca - Manzanillo Trail & Great Green Macaw Tour

From $75.65

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This four hour afternoon tour is through two beautiful places in the Caribbean, Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge and the ARA Project. The ARA project is a local Manzanillo endeavor dedicated to the protection, reproduction and reinsertion of the Great Green Macaw in the Caribbean Coast. Manzanilla is home to elusive wildlife which your guide will point out to you. You’ll get to explore both this afternoon!

Full Day Cahuita Snorkel And Sloth Sanctuary from Puerto Viejo

From $150.00

9 hours (approx.) Hotel pickup offered


Parque Nacional Cahuita has the largest system of Coral Reefs in Costa Rica, including 6 species of coral, a wide range of colorful tropical fishes and the occasional encounter of a harmless reef shark or sting ray.

Read more about Full Day Cahuita Snorkel And Sloth Sanctuary from Puerto Viejo de Limón - HERE

Cahuita National Park & BriBri Chocolate Tour in Puerto Viejo

From $126.67

5-6 hours approx.


Caribbean jungles are not only known for their varied wildlife, but also for the cacao plants that have fed Costa Rica’s deeply-rooted chocolate culture.

Experience both highlights on this tour, which allows you to learn about the chocolate making process in Puerto Viejo and visit Cahuita National Park— a haven of white sand beach, dense jungle, and rich biodiversity.
Follow the chocolate-making process from plant to finished product Naturalist guide navigates through Cahuita National Park
Get a chance to see native wildlife such as monkeys and blue herons

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