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Cahuita Services & Facilities

Cahuita's a small coastal town in the southern Caribbean. You'll find most the major services by the bus station near the entrance of town from Route 36; this includes grocery stores, pharmacies and a bank.

Cell Phones

Cell phone service is generally good in Cahuita – reception is good on the Playa Blanca and throughout the national park, but not as good in Cahuita's more secluded locations.

Public Phones

Cahuita has a few public phones along the main road. All of them are operated by phone card, not coins; purchase a phone card in any pharmacy or grocery store in Costa Rica.


Many mid-range hotels, in addition to restaurants and budget lodging options, offer free Internet or Wi-Fi access.

Post Office

Located next to the police station, where Playa Negra meets downtown Cahuita. Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; closed 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


Cahuita has just one bank, the Banco de Costa Rica, located in the White Sand Commercial Center near the entrance to town. Here travelers will find the village's only ATM that accepts Visa or Plus network debit cards.

Gas Stations

There is no gas station in Cahuita. The closest place to fill up is a few miles south, near the turnoff to Bribri.

Medical Facilities

For minor injuries and general maladies, all pharmacies in Costa Rica are required to employ an in-house pharmacist, who is able to treat minor problems and prescribe certain medications.  Cahuita's pharmacy is in the White Sand Commercial Center near the entrance to town and the bus station. For more serious injuries, visit the clinic in Hone Creek or the hospital in Limon. For emergency medical services, always dial 911.

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Cahuita Weather

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Cahuita Tides

Friday, July 19, 2019
High 1:32 a.m. 0.56 ft. (0.17 m.)
Low 9:06 a.m. -0.62 ft. (-0.19 m.)
High 4:12 p.m. 0.13 ft. (0.04 m.)
Low 7:09 p.m. 0.07 ft. (0.02 m.)

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