Chauita National Park


Chauita National Park is nestled along the southern Caribbean coast in the town of tourist attracting town of Chauita. With having a reputation of being the most admirable beach in Costa Rica, Chauita National Park, established in 1978, offers various species of coral, fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. Its qualities are sure to attract anyone with love for the ocean.

With two kilometers of white sand beaches lined by tropical forests, Chauita National Park is relatively small and is intended to protect marine life. Few activities are offered such as a four mile hiking trail at Kelly Creek Ranger Station located in the park. Because Chauita National Park is known for its birds and wildlife, such as toucans and white-faced monkeys, animal watching is also popular. Of course, camping sites are available through the Puerto Vargas Station with the convenience of outdoor showers, toliets, and grills are available.

What to Expect
The weather in Costa Rica varies; however, Chauita National Park in its southern region is hot and humid year round. The most enjoyable time to visit the park is September through November and March through May to be able to enjoy the various species and attractions that are offered. This is also the ideal time for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Average Costs

Chauita National Park is affordable to anyone to enter. However, if someone is interested in camping, there is a $6 admittance fee for such.

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Hours of Operation
The Kelly Creek Ranger Station is the entrance for the park and is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm. The Puerto Vargas Station is also opened everyday from 8 am to 4 pm for camping.

How to Get Chauita National Park
Chauita National Park is located in the Limon Province. From San Jose, take the main highway to reach Limon and follow directions show to reach the town of Chauita. The park is located in the southern side of Chauita and can be reached by traveling around the foot bridge. To reach the camping site of the park, drive 4 miles past Chauita.