Compared to its neighbors, this Chiquita has flown under the radar for years but it’s worth a visit. Cahuita has many great spots where you can detach yourself from the fast-paced frenzy of the everyday life and enjoy some of that precious time. There is no better place to take a break from everyday life than Cahuita. Costa Rica is a country that places a huge emphasis on the natural environment and sustainability. So in most of the cities or villages you will find places where you can enjoy natural beauty. Cahuita is no exception.


Atlantida Lodge

If you are looking for a hotel located such in place that somehow managed to retain the feel and atmosphere of a classic Caribbean small town, Atlantida Lodge is a perfect match. This lodge is located in Cahuita, a small town that surprisingly offers a variety of attractions, fabulous night life and restaurants. Atlantida Lodge offers 3 different types of rooms: Standard, Standard Deluxe and Junior Suite. They a beautiful garden and you can enjoy a nice big clean swimming pool. Another great thing is that it feels remote while still being walking distance to town.

Phone: (506) 2755 0115

la casa de las La Casa de las Flores

Situated in the central area of Cahuita village, La Casa de las Flores is a clean, extremely visually pleasing hotel. To make your stay more comfortable, this hotel offers spacious and very clean rooms with A/C,TV and a fridge. The hotel is owned and managed by a very affable Italian couple. As the owners themselves live on the property, you will always find someone to assist you with anything that you need.

Call: (+506) 2755-0326

Hotel La Diosa Resort Hotel La Diosa Resort

Are you looking for a place from where you can experience the Caribbean culture and an exotic nature? Hotel La Diosa is waiting for you. They have 10 beautifully designed cabins. These Caribbean style cabins are painted in vibrant colors. The grounds are so close to the ocean that you always hear the waves and feel the breeze. The rooms are comfortable, the pools are clean, and everything seems well maintained. The have different types of accommodation options to choose from: Deluxe Suites, Two Standard Rooms, Three Superior Bungalows, Standard Bungalow and Two Superior Family Bungalows.

Phone: (506) 2755-0055

hotel nirvana Hotel Nirvana by the Sea

This hotel is located in a perfect place. Very close to both the beach and the Cahuita National Park. They offer range of accommodation options. Their Superior Room with Terrace has 1 double bed & 2 single beds. If you choose Superior Room with Kitchen, you will have 1 double bed, 2 single beds, Indoor Kithcen & Terrace. If you are looking for budget options then you can choose from Standard Room, Standard Room with Kitchen, or Economy Triple Room with Shared Bathroom. Rooms are cozy and well equipped with all amenities.

Telephone: 00506-2755 1108
Mobile: 00506-8484 8288

kelly-creek Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek is a beachfront hotel. Located at the entrance of Cahuita National Park, this hotel offers unparalleled authentic wildlife experiences. The white-sand beach of Cahuita is the main near by attraction. This hotel consists of 4 specious rooms with private bathroom. Amenities include hot water, ceiling fans, mosquito net, and terraces. The rooms are generous with high ceilings. Just imagine that the hotel abuts a national park so the sounds can be wild and loud at night. Very Exiting!

Phone: (+506) 2755-0007

ciudadperdida ecolodge Ciudad Perdida Ecolodge

Most of the hotels or lodges in Cahuita are located in awesome places. However, Ciudad Perdida Ecolodge is a bit different. It’s not only located in an awesome place, it just becomes a part of a breathtaking place! Bordering the world famous and enchanting Cahuita National Park, this unique Lodge offers the visitors an experience of a life time. The cabins are very comfortable yet elegantly designed. The service and community make Ciudad Perdida Ecolodge over the edge from other hotels available in that area.

Call: (506)27-55-03-03


pizzeria Pizzeria Cahuita

Two things made Pizzeria one of the most popular restaurants in Cahuita-Great pizza and Great ambiance! This restaurant is a perfect blend of Italian taste with Costa Rican calmness. Another great thing is the variety of the dishes. They offer plenty of other dishes to choose from. Just sit outside, enjoy the waves, and feel the breeze.

Beach Road | Next the police station
Cahuita, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 2755 0179

sobre las olas Restaurant Sobre Las Olas

How about having well presented tasty food while enjoying Caribbean waves? Exciting right? So why not try Restaurant Sobre Las Olas, a restaurant situated right on the edge of the water? It’s one of the very few Restaurants in that area where you can sit directly at the sea. You can enjoy your food sitting outside the restaurant while watching a sloth in the almond trees. It seems a bit expensive for Cahuita but is worth it.
Phone: +506 2755 0109

el girasol El Girasol

Looking for a Upscale Dining in Cahuita? El Girasol it is. Though the menu is a bit too extensive, El Girasol is one of the very few restaurants in Cahuita that serve authentic Italian food. The foods taste awesome and presentation is wonderful. Their menu offers lots of selection, superb wines and high class service.
Main St., Frente Hotel VazCahuita, Costa Rica
Phone +506 2755 1164

Villa Amapola Villa Amapola

If you are looking for exceptional and personalized services, try Villa Amapola. The location is beautiful with views of both the kitchen as well as very pleasing garden area. This is a very small yet carefully designed restaurant. Close to the National Park, Villa Amapola is not necessarily flashy. However, the food and ambiance is awesome.

Comadre 506 , Cahuita, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 8889 0038

barakka bistro Barakka Bistro

It’s a small and cozy restaurant run by a very friendly owner. They serve authentic Italian food prepared by a real Italia chef. If you are looking for European tastes, try Barakka Bistro. This is one of the best restaurants to have dinner or lunch. Do not forget to try the dessert. It’s awesome. You can also try their French menu as well.

Calle principalCahuita, Costa Rica
Phone +506 2755 0145


cocos bar Coco’s Bar:

Situated in the center of Cahuita Limon, this place is perfect for enjoying local drinks and enjoy a fun night with your friends. At this place you can also enjoy listening to the reggae music. You will get the opportunity to meet locals as well as tourists from all around the world. At this bar you will find a wide selection of national and International drinks as well as quality food. This bar also arranges karaoke nights, contests and other entertainment options to make the nights in Cahuita more lively.

reggae bar Reggae Bar:

It is a great place to hang out at night with a great beach right across the road. At this bar you can enjoy pastas and sandwiches. It is decorated with wooden deck hung with red, green and yellow lampshades in the center of Playa Negra. While you are at this bar, you can enjoy listening to the sound of crashing waves on the beach and also reggae music playing on the stereo.


Cahuita National Park

Established in 1970, Cahuita National Park is one of the most important  terrestrial and marine national parks in Costa Rica. It’s in Caribbean La Amistad Conservation Area, an administrative area managed by SINAC. The purpose of this area is to save the environment and nature of the eastern part of Costa Rica on the Caribbean coast. Famous for the coral reefs close to shore, Cahuita National Park becomes a great spot for snorkeling during the dry season. However, you need your train guide to snorkel here. One of the great things is that you will find many local people who offer guide services to help spotting monkeys, birds etc and describe the flora and fauna.

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Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens:

While you are in Cahuita, you can work as a volunteer offered by this rescue center or just visit this place to watch the animals protected by this center. It takes care of those animals which are the victim of accidents or hunting or loss their habitat. After nursing when the animals get cured, they are released into their natural habitat. In its 10 acres area, you will see many types of plant species like calatheas, heleconias, bromeliads, palm species and many more. For the iguanas and turtles, this rescue center has a breeding program.

Call: +506 83170325 or +506 27550014

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge:

5,303 hectares of beach front, mangroves and jungle are protected by this wildlife refuge. This area also include reefs in front of the beaches which are some of the best diving reefs in the country. You can get the opportunity to explore amazing underwater life there. This area is also great for bird watching as there are 360 species of birds are identified.

Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica:

Located seven miles north of Cahuita, this rescue center saves those sloths which have been endangered or orphaned due to traffic injuries, hunting or loss their habitat. After giving proper treatment, those are released into their natural habitat. If you are interested to know about the sloth more, you can go for Buttercup tour. This rescue center also works for educating local youth about sloth appreciation and also about the importance of rainforest ecosystems and also participates on community outreach programs.

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