Costa Rica – Cahuita Town

Love in the Wild Features Cahuita Costa Rica

Costa Rica Cahuita The lastest episode of  NBC’s “Love in the Wild”,  saw the contestants move from the comforts of the Arenal region of Costa Rica, for a chance to expereience some of the beaches of this beautiful country, and where better than in the Cahuita village, located in the south Caribbean region of Costa Rica. 

Known for its laid back feel, approximately 43 km south of the Port of Limon, about 200 km from the Arenal area of Costa Rica,  this small village of Costa Rica is slowly showing up on the radar of tourists who are looking for something a little different, and Cahuita is certainly that, from its culture to its feel.

Home to about 4,000 residents who are mainly of Jamaican decent, the majority of residents are black and speak an Africanized-Creole English. As seen in the Love in the Wild episode, they also look like the traditional Rastafarian. The local bars and town feel is very much that Jamaican laid back approach.

The beaches in this area are spectacular, a combination of white and black sand and are picture perfect.  East of the town is the white sand beach which is located within the Cahuita National Park. The beach here is unspoiled. Quieter than other regions of Costa Rica, its a great place to snorkel with its spectacular coral reef which separates the Cahuita area from Playa Negra. Considered to be the finest coral reef in Costa Rica, there is plenty of snorkelling and diving to be had and with so much marine life to see you may never want to go home. If you want to swim then  Playa Negra on the northwest end of Cahuita is where you need to be. The black sand beach will definitely leave an impression.

The region is not a tourist trap and has a minimal amount of activities to participate in. If you want to take in some tours the area is most noted for its butterfly garden. The Mariposario de Cahuites is a great place to relax and enjoy some of the beautiful butterflies.


With such a different feel and culture than the rest of Costa Rica, while in Cahuita, you will need to experience the food, which is unlike anything you will taste. The Aftro-Caribbean cuisine is so much different than the traditional Tico fare. Jerk meats, curried chicken and goat are the mainstay of this village and need to be experienced during your visit.

Although a small town, this area will leave a big impression on visitors. Pack your swimsuit and goggles and don’t forget to leave your stress behind!


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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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