Puerto Limon, Cahuita National Park, Botanical Garden & Rescue Center
5.5 HoursModerateOutdoors | Wildlife | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Cahuita National Park is an area that is filled with exuberant wildlife that includes howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agoutis, armadillos and porcupines. Several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest, sharing his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem. Your next destination will be Tree of life which is a Botanical Garden and Rescue Center where the main objective is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, providing a safe haven to animals that need refuge because of habitat loss, accidents, and victims of pet trade or hunting. The Center provides a habitat as close as their natural habitat to promote their wellbeing. The center hosts species like sloths, iguanas, monkeys and deer. In a property that covers approximately 10 acres you can also find a wide variety of plant groups like palms, heliconias, bromeliads, calatheas and aroids, among others, many of them being indigenous to the Talamanca region. Different spices available within the botanical garden are vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon and tropical fruit trees that produce papaya, banana, cocoa and pineapple grow within this land.
Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring towels, hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, camera, rain poncho, umbrella, binoculars and a change of clothes.