Cahuita is a small, unassuming town on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. It may not be for everyone, but it’s perfect for those who choose wildlife over nightlife and prefer a basic cabana on an untamed stretch of sand to a luxury resort.
In Cahuita the jungle-backed beach is left as nature intended and is devoid of sun-lounging tourists. From tree frogs to sloths, wildlife is abundant – you never know what you might spot in the trees as you stroll along the dirt track which runs alongside the beach. “Downtown” holds just a couple of grocery stores and a scattering of Caribbean restaurants.