Cahuita National Park combines beautiful white and black sand beaches with lush coastal rainforests, marshlands and mangroves to provide a truly spectacular place to explore. Animal life abounds in the diverse habitats behind the beach, an ideal place to catch a glimpse of tamanduas, pacas, coatis, raccoons, tree-dwelling sloths, agoutis, armadillos, iguanas, and of course, troops of howler and capuchin monkeys that come down to the shore. In addition, the national park protects Costa Rica’s largest coral reef and is a nesting site for green sea turtles.