Seek out wildlife and explore the lush rainforest at Cahuita National Park then visit Costa Rica's most important cash crop, a Limon banana plantation. Perfect for all ages and activity levels, the Cahuita National Park + Banana Plantation combo is a great way to experience both natural and cultural influences of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.
Cahuita National Park Nature Walk
Originally protected due to the diversity of rich coral reef, the Cahuita National Park is now well loved for its accessible nature trails and abundant wildlife. In fact, some of the parks trails are even wheelchair accessible. Your Cahuita National Park nature hike is just under a mile and has a duration of about 45 minutes, depending on the amount of wildlife we spot.
With 2,732 acres of protected land and 55,200 acres of protected marine life, Cahuita National Park is home to a huge variety of species both above ground and below. In the marine park, they have identified 30 different species of coral reef and over 120 different species of tropical fish! On land however, the combination of mangroves, swamps, rainforest and creeks are the perfect haven for a huge variety of animals and birds alike. Your guide will help you spot both howler and white-faced monkeys as well as sloths chillin in the trees. Racoons and Coatimundi are also commonly spotted in the trees or running across the path.
Another animal that you may see scurrying across the hiking trail, or across the water is basilisks. You may know them as Jesus lizards as they can literally walk on water. Speaking of lizards and the like, do not stray off the path! Cahuita National Park is also home to a variety of snakes and of course Costa Rica's famous poison dart frogs. Not to worry, your guides will be able to spot them so you can appreciate them at a safe distance. Oh! If you love birds, Cahuita is rich with both forest and water birds. Keep on the lookout for a variety of species including hummingbirds, kingfishers, ibis, herons and even toucans!
Costa Rica Banana Plantation Visit
After we have explored Cahuita, we will head back north along the coconut palm lined coast past typical Caribbean style homes and through banana fields. Bananas are the second largest export in Costa Rica supplying nearly 80% of the world’s bananas. Just check the sticker next time you are at the supermarket, your breakfast smoothie most likely had a little bit of Costa Rica in it daily. Hard working Costa Ricans helped bring that banana to your table. So, what better place to learn about the culture of Costa Rica than a banana plantation!
Your guide will give you a bit more insight on the banana production processes. You will learn how a new banana plant grows. You can learn the methods they use to keep the bugs away without pesticides. Discover how bananas are packed and shipped all over the world, and most importantly, how you have been bringing home a bit of Costa Rica every time you went to the market. A visit to a banana plantation truly is a fascinating cultural experience in Costa Rica we hope you enjoy.
Nature and culture meet on this incredible shore excursion in Puerto Limon. Our tours host small groups only and spaces fill up fast. Don't miss out! Book your Cahuita National Park hike + Banana Plantation in Costa Rica with The Real Deal Tours today!
Cahuita National Park Hike + Limon Banana Plantation Details
Cahuita + Banana Plantation Includes:
- * Round trip transportation from the cruise pier
- * Professional bilingual tour guide
- * Entrance fees & 45 min hike in Cahuita National Park
- * Visit to a banana plantation
- * Tropical fruit snacks
Departures: Departure varies depending your cruise ship itinerary. Be sure to include which cruise ship you will be arriving on along with your ships arrival and departure time on the reservation. Exact meeting times and location will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: 4 Hours.
Cahuita + Banana Plantation Recommendations:
- * Comfortable walking shoes
- * Light clothing
- * Camera
- * Binoculars if you have them
- * Eco-friendly sunscreen
- * Eco-friendly biodegradable insect repellant
- * Raincoat or poncho (it is called a rainforest for good reason)
- * Water bottle
- * Cash for tour balance, lunch, souvenirs and tips for your guides
Children: This shore excursion is great for the whole family! Discounted rates for Children between 4 and 12 years old.
Special Requests: If you have special needs or are traveling with a wheelchair, we are more than happy to accommodate you. Just contact us and we will arrange a private wheelchair accessible tour for you and your family!
Groups: If you have 10 or more people in your group, contact us and we can provide you with special group rates. Save even more money!!
Important Note: All tours run on local time. Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time, however they do not observer Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to check with your ship to confirm your actual arrival time in Costa Rica is CST and not ship time. When in doubt, disembark and ask a local!
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Cahuita National Park Hike + Limon Banana Plantation Tour Tour deposit is $20.00 per Adult and $10.00 per Child.
(The balance of $59.00 per Adult and $50.00 per Child must be paid in cash the day of the tour)
Departure times will be in your e - ticket.