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Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

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Amazing Nature but be mindful...

Cost Rica is a beautiful country and this park is an excellent representation of that beauty. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Beatutiful Reserve, Beware of pretty intense hiking conditions, Shaded by foliage throughout

Ok...so first of all, I am pleased that we decided to visit this park during our vacation in Mal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Regina M
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“long trail”(5 reviews)
“lots of water”(6 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(13 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost Rica is a beautiful country and this park is an excellent representation of that beauty. The wildlife was as advertised and we saw everything from families of coati and howler monkeys to deer and small varieties of snakes. At the end of the of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok...so first of all, I am pleased that we decided to visit this park during our vacation in Mal Pais. We had some pretty cool encounters with local wildlife during our hike and my husband and I love nature; so it was worth the $12...More

Thank Regina M
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited this reserve on Good Friday, 2018. We arrived around noon and the parking lot was full. I get the impression we had a fair number of local folks there that day as well as international tourists like ourselves. We parked farther out alongside...More

2  Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We visited today, 22 February. Walked the shorter Danish trail. A fairly easy walk taking about 1.5 hours. Lots of great scenery and interesting wildlife. We saw two types of monkeys, coatis, lots of birds including an unusual woodpecker. The cost of 12 US dollars...More

2  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Our first national park in Costa Rica. Not too crowded and really relaxing trek. We saw different monkeys, lizards, birds and butterflies. The beach itself was stunning. The park ranger was also nice and helpful. 12$ per person to enter, opened from Wed-Sun, 8am-4pm.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The hike were good. During it i saw monkeys, birds, butterflys, "big hamster" and pizotes. The hike took around 5 hours forth and back and it were not easy so i do not recommend it for people with weak health. The beach were a wonderfull...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

What a great place and really enjoyed the hike. Unfortunately, we followed Google Maps and it took us to the wrong side of the park (an hour out of the way)... we weren't the only ones... please note it is in Cabuya - just past...More

1  Thank juliewH650OA
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Montezuma and went to Cabo Blanco for the day. We left on the 8am bus from Montezuma. Unlike most buses in Costa Rica this shuttle bus did not leave on time (it waited for the arriving bus from Cóbano?) before leaving....More

4  Thank Carla M
Reviewed 2 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

3  Thank pnut17
Reviewed 26 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
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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