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Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

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Southern Tip Of the Nicoya Peninsula, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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Relaxing and beautiful

My husband and I headed out to the park early in the morning. We only took the short trail for lack... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Seminole, Florida
via mobile
Great workout with monkeys

Very nice trail slightly under 10 km muddy at times two or three opportunities to see monkeys (we... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
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“lots of water” (6 reviews)
“long hike” (4 reviews)
“fresh water” (4 reviews)
Southern Tip Of the Nicoya Peninsula, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I headed out to the park early in the morning. We only took the short trail for lack of time. We enjoyed it immensely. We didn't think we would come across anything, but we were able to see plenty of birds and...More

2  Thank pnut17
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very nice trail slightly under 10 km muddy at times two or three opportunities to see monkeys (we saw howlers and white faces capuchins). Beautiful beach at the end. Plan for a morning hike. Bring lunch and hang on the beach.

1  Thank Mcmahon911
Reviewed 24 July 2017

OK, they weren't chimpanzees, but we had amazing encounters with wildlife including a couple capuchins and a troupe of howlers. We spent a good 20 minutes with the howlers as they canoodled with their young and napped -- until one fell a few branches down,...More

2  Thank Gasseroo
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We did the short hike for the sake of time. So pretty looked like Jurrisaic Park. Saw some Howler Monkey and lots of other stuff. Don't miss it.

1  Thank David0427
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I got to this national park by public transportation from Montezuma to the entrance, there you have to walk a little bit until you arrive the gatehouse. I was there in low season, so luckely there weren't so many people in the park. The path...More

1  Thank Piwi_185
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Rainforest hiking - challenging, muddy, fun! You will see monkeys, turkeys, birds, snails, lizards, and other wildlife. Make sure to bring lots of water! The water on the beach is NOT potable. Gorgeous beach for swimming and a shower to cool off before the hike...More

1  Thank apdeem
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

They have 3 hikes; 1km, 2k, 5k (each way). We did the 5. It's strenuous at times, but takes about 1 hour 20 min each way. We saw lots of monkeys and crabs. The beach at the end makes it all worth it. Beautiful view....More

Thank Sybille B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

About a 3 mile walk into a nature preserve filled with much wildlife, and at the end is a beautiful white sand beach, the views are amazing. The only surprise, when you try to swim into the ocean, you have to wade thru waves that...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

They raised there price to $12 usd just FYI (if you bring cash like I did. ) nice trails, saw hundreds of monkeys by the river. Did not see any birds in the arboretum. We didn't do the 5hr round trip to the beach. The...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were 20 minutes late for the beach walk. They advice to not try to take it after 12:00 as park works to 16:00. So we took the Danes Trail - 1.5 km 1.5h. We saw enough animals to feel satisfied, but it would be...More

Thank pvpetkov
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Melissa M
26 July 2017|
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Response from PetervTNL | Reviewed this property |
Correct, this is very difficult to find and not an official road. Its a Government area where you officially not allowed to pass but there is a path along the coast but only for walking, not for ATV. You need to park in the... More
19 May 2017|
Response from PuravidaPlaya | Reviewed this property |
I went by private car but I have seen there is a site giving all bus info. Time from Montezuma to Cabo Blanco is 50 minutes and think the earliest in the morning is at 8 a.m., others at 10, 12, 14.00 and 16.00 I am not... More
Eve E
10 May 2017|
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Response from leona73 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I only saw one person that was taking payment. You do not need a guide though, easy well marked trail