Located around 204kms/126miles from San José (around a 3 hour drive), you will find Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The park protects over 23269ha/57500acres of land and sea, including 243ha/600acres of coral reef (one of only two reefs in the country).
The underwater gardens boast over 35 different species of corals and are the home to over 125 species of fish (including lion, parrot, butterfly, angel, and trigger fish). Tranquil nurse sharks also reside here, usually on the sandy bottom, as do sting rays and lobsters, hiding in the coral shadows. The snorkeling here is spectacular and should not be missed.
Hot and humid.
Sunny Months: March, April and September and October.
In this area the weather is unpredictable, you may get a very fast shower in the middle of a sunny day, or it may be really sunny in the middle of the rainy season.