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Playa Blanca - Cahuita

Playa Blanca - Cahuita

Quick Facts

  • Location : Cahuita National Park
  • Type : white sand
  • Popularity : Swimmers and wildlife enthusiasts

A sprawling embankment of white sand parched by the sun's rays and washed by the breaking waves of the Caribbean Sea, Playa Blanca stretches into the depths of Cahuita National Park.

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The beach's sole access lies along the north-end by the Kelly Creek entrance to Cahuita National park. If you follow the main road running through town toward the national park, you'll run straight into the beach. Drop-in at the park's ranger station, sign your name into the log and drop a donation (the park runs on donations) before walking onto the beach.

Playa Blanca's sun bleached sands attract plenty of sunbathers to bask in the beauty of Cahuita's most popular beach, but you'll also find swimmers down past the first quarter mile where rip currents are more common. Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy some time in the sun while watching for capuchin monkeys that are known to drop down from the trees and steal food and bags from unassuming tourists (just don't feed them).

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