(1.067 ha). It`s situated in Atlantic coast, in Limon
province, 42 kilometres southeast of the city of Limon. Within its boundaries, there is a cape Cahuita, in front of
which, in the sea is formed the biggest coral reef in Costa Rica. It`s shaped in
small atoll with well formed back and inside lagoon. The reef is composed of 240
ha of subwater formation made up of 30 coral species, which shelter over 5.000
fish species and 1.000 species of seaweeds. In the coral reef, two shipwreckages
from XVIII century are stuck. One of them stands for two and the second one for
13 cannons on boards.
The dense tropical foliage and marshes are home to pacas,
green iguanas, basilisks, yellow-crowned night herons, racoons, white-faced
monkeys, frigatebirds, green ibis, blue herons, opossums, three-toed slothes,
In 2001 the Ministry of the Environment, the National Park Foundation, and Nature Conservancy paid some $395,000 to former owners of land in the park. The payments is part of an effort to compensate the former owners of land that is now part of national parks.