Another national park..

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pretty trails !

Today I decided to go se the Cahuita national park which goes along the beach. it is one of the smallest parks in the county, so doesn’t take all that much time. It is quite annoying to walk to Cahuita, as it is crawling with these creepy Caribbean rasta guys trying to sell you Marihuana, and coconuts . They are so skinny, look like they just do their pot instead of food.

They are so stereotypical that it`s almost scary, from the Jamaican English to the heavy rastas`to the weed smoking. One of these guys came towards me rapidly with a very big machete….was a bit scary, but he was only trying to sell me a coconut(for whatever reason..)

This place does certainly give off a Caribbean vibe, the people here are so relaxed and slow that I mistook them for drunks in the beginning.

howler eating plant
Specially the guy in my hostel…most of the time he is in his own little world, but he is pretty funny though. Lonely planet even list him as the best reason to stay in this place, “charming Josè”.

The park was really nice to walk through, an amazing trail set against the beach on one side, and a tropical rainforest with rivers and lakes on the other side. There was an abundance of wildlife as I saw colonies of Capuchins and howler monkeys, as well as finally seeing my first wild sloth ! Such fascinating creatures ,none better !

It was nice to not be on “a tour” as well, as I could spend as much time as I wanted to enjoy watching the animals, and their interactions with each other.

There is even a coral reef outside of the beach here, but not allowed to snorkel without a guide… very annoying as I think I can manage to snorkel without paying 18$ for a guide….so I skipped that. But I did go for a swim…and those currents are just the strongest I’ve ever felt, could barely stand upright!

It was all in all a very nice national park, possibly the nicest one I’ve seen, compared to the 3 other parks I went to.

In the evening I had an amazing Caribbean meal accompanied by the beats of Bob Marley… this place is great !

 

 

 

havnfun says:
I am glad i dont travel with sig he sounds like a whiner!!! Have fun when traveling!!!! please dont come back to this area if you dont have something nice to say keep your mouth shut!! You obviously dont like children!!!! Children have as much or more rights as grumpy old adults especially when visiting sanctuaries and parks!!! Check yourself brother!!! leave yourself at the door if your going to be grumpy!!!! I'd like to call the town you live in dumpy!!!!
Posted on: Dec 12, 2009
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pretty trails !
pretty trails !
howler eating plant
howler eating plant
the beach of the park
the beach of the park
the beach trail
the beach trail
pretty trail
pretty trail
owergrown trail
owergrown trail
millions of these guys around...sc…
millions of these guys around...s…
birdie
birdie
The river bank to the ocean
The river bank to the ocean
the boat that took me across the r…
the boat that took me across the …
pretty tree
pretty tree
cute little crab guy !
cute little crab guy !
Palm into the ocean
Palm into the ocean
Nice little lizzard
Nice little lizzard
pretty little crab
pretty little crab
Me before I jump in !
Me before I jump in !
Beach scenery
Beach scenery
Pretty swamp/forest
Pretty swamp/forest
the outermost point of the peninsu…
the outermost point of the penins…
palms on beach
palms on beach
hermit !
hermit !
lonely palm
lonely palm
pretty palm
pretty palm
howler monkies
howler monkies
just chillin`!
just chillin`!
a capuchin
a capuchin
Cahuita
photo by: Stigen