Isla Cabuya


Cabuya is a small village which, even though it is the gateway to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, has been little changed by tourism. Stay a few days and get a feel of the Costa Rican way of life where the pace is slow
and easy.

During your stay in Cabuya be sure to visit:

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Just 2 km from the centre is the oldest National Park in Costa Rica, Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.
There are two main trails, one 1 hour circuit the other a strenuous 2 hour hike to a wonderful deserted
beach at the other si
de of the park.

The park is open Wednesday to Sunday 8.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.

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Cabuya Island

This small island houses the town cemetery and is linked to the mainland at low tide by a rocky path.
Originally the boats bringing supplies to the village and returning with local produce moored at the island and oxcarts transported the goods to the mainland.
Pigs plantain and even cows were sent to market on these small boats.

Now the island is a quiet retreat offering great views of the Cabo Blanco headland and shoreline.

The entrance to the island is about 15 minute walk from the village centre.
At low tide you can walk all the way out to the island and explore the rocky shores.
On clear days there is great swimming and snorkeling off the rocks where you can see an incredible array
of tropical fish. A trail to the centre of the island
leads to the town cemetery.

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River Lajas

This wide river is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Kingfishers, egrets, herons, aracari, and roseate spoonbills are regularly seen. Crocodiles are sometimes resident at the mouth of the river.
Upstream there are refreshing swimming holes and natural jaccuzzi pools during the less dry months, and for
the adventurous rarely visited waterfalls.

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There is a variety of beaches within walking distance, some rocky some sandy, all deserted and great for beachcombing. At high tide there is safe swimming and sandy stretches of beach near the village centre.
At low tide there are tide pools. About 2 km beyond the river there is a pleasant bay which is popular with  surfers and about 1 km further there is another sandy beach and river for swimming.

The beaches and waterfalls of Montezuma are easily accessible even for those without car, a bus service runs
4 times a day from Cabuya.

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Tortuga Island

This is a popular destination, situated in the gulf of Nicoya. This uninhabited island offers beautiful sandy
beaches crystal clear waters and great snorkelling.

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Mal Pais and Santa Theresa

Both have beautiful wide, sandy beaches with great breakers, for those looking for surf.
It is approximately 8 km to hike or drive along a hilly track (turn right at the corner shop).

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Horseback riding

We can arrange horsebackriding trips over the mountains or the waterfalls of Montezuma.

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Sportsfishing and Diving

For those wishing to try their luck at sportfishing there are several local fishermen who will take you in their boats to fish with handline or diving. Diving trips can also be arranged in combination with Tortuga Island.
There is a diving school on the island.


CSurround yourself by nature at the garden of el Ancla de Oro

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