Saw hardly any fish. The coral was dead which I think impacts the amount of see animals that you can see. The visibility was ok.
We were unable to snorkel, which was why we booked the tour, but to be fair you can't control water clarity. The guide knew his area and did a good job despite some people on the tour who had their own agenda. I thought they were rude to the guide and thoughtless to the rest of us on the tour.
It was a fantastic day. The guides were informative and professional.
We enjoyed this activity but have a few comments. The communication wasn't great from the start. I suggest mentioning in the description that the snorkling part comes first and the hike second. We think that the group of snorklers was too big. People kept running into each other and if you weren't in the front of the group when something cool was spotted then you didn't get to see it at all because it would be scared off by the time you got there. For the hiking part, we really enjoyed the English guide Alex but the Spanish guide kept stopping for unnecessary photo spots and when we came across a vine snake he picked it up by the tail to show people. That's absolutely not okay. All of our other guides and tours urge people to be to solution, not the problem, and to respect the animals and their homes. This guide didn't abide by that. Overall though we did enjoy the activity, but there were things that could be improved.
Snorkeling was enjoyable! The hike was nice nature hike but unfortunately we saw way more wildlife around our hotel than in the park. Hiking shoes were not needed (people were barefoot or in water shoes). The guide was anecdotally knowledgable but not as much scientifically knowledgable about the various flora/fauna species.
Tour started early morning and we were given one small bottle of water. Then lunch was not until 3:30 pm. Way too long for 12 oz of water to last
This was my first time snorkeling and it was amazing. I lost the guide a few times in the water because there were so many different groups, which made me nervous, but it was totally fine. It rained during the hike, which I actually really liked, as I had rain gear, and it made the experience different and more interesting. Just wish I was able to see more wildlife in both the snorkeling and hike.
Very good guide however snorkelling was a waste of time as visibility was too low.
What an incredible day! Rodolfo, our guide from Cahuita Tours, was my favorite tour guide. Enthusiastic about all aspects of the regions nature, he skillfully showed us everything from sharks, manta rays, lion fish, and brain coral, to Capuchin monkeys, and indigenous plants and their medicinal properties. The snorkeling gear and boat ride were all great. The fresh pineapple with limon and salt was super refreshing. Lunch was delicious as well. Thanks, Rodolfo!
The guide tried to do his best but the visibility in water was terrible. We couldn’t do the walk because of bad weather. But we loved our guide, he was very helpful and tried his best.
The tour was great. We didn't get to snorkel because of weather conditions but instead we went on a boat tour. The guide was very good.
AS we were off season, the water was a little murky with snorkeling but we saw a shark and an octopus. Alex could have introduced himself
Snorkeling was cancelled due to weather. This was disappointing, but understandable due to safety etc. Staff was great at explaining "why" and giving an alternative. A longer boat ride would be appreciated!
we did not go as we had found the jungle tours to be not that rewarding and the snorkeling was cancelled due to weather. I think 3 jungle tours is 1 too many
The guide, Rodolfo, was excellent. He was able to spot lots of wildlife for us. We were not able to snorkel due to conditions being unfavorable. We had to wait an extra 45 minutes after eating to be transported back.
The snorkeling combo did not happen due to weather, but we saw a lot of wildlife in the park.
snorkling is not great although the visibility was good, there was not much to see. The guide was nice but his english was rather poor so we didn't understand him fully. The walk back along the beach was very nice
An awesome first day in Costa Rica. Rudolfo was an excellent guide through the park. He was so knowledgeable and I learned a lot about the plants, animals and culture of Limon. He had an incredible eye for spotting animal life. I saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas and during the snorkling portion, we swam with a reef shark!
Alex was extremely knowledgeable about the park and all its inhabitants. Carlos and Alex found great snorkeling spots, were funny, and extremely personable.
Antonio our guide was great. We enjoyed the snorkeling, the hike was very easy.
Great guide (Eder) who provided snorkeling instruction and was our guide for the hike. Very friendly. Pickup was on time.
Tour guides were great and extremely helpful.
Guide was excellent. We saw lots of wildlife.
We had a great hike, unfortunately due to the weather conditions we couldn't snorkel so we were given a meal instead. The walk was stunning and we saw a lot of wildlife here
Tourists should be advised that a donation is requested (not required) by the CNP Personnel, even for the pre-paid group tours. We were embarrassed that we didn't bring any cash because we were unaware of this 'opportunity'.
Cancelled because of storm. Went to Bribri village, very good experience.
All good. Enjoyed the snorkelling. Walk was very informative with knowledgable guide.
Snorkeling was great fun...did not have enough lotion on so got burned....and coral reefs in trouble. Walk through the jungle with guide was great....only 3 of us plus guide.
Guide was OK, but not great. Reef a bit underwhelming -- but still enjoyable!
We couldn't go hiking / snorkeling because of waves / no swim warnings. The native village tour we did instead was excellent though (10). Our guide was knowledgable and we saw and did lots of interesting things.
Nice tour !! I didn't liked the tour company (too commercial), but the guide, Rudolf, was the max. He was very good and he was so passionated. We had so much fun with him. My target was surching a snake and he found 2 pieces.
The hike through the jungle with our guide Alex was fantastic. The snorkelling wasn't as good as we'd hoped but that was only because the sea wasn't quite right so everything was a bit murky.
Color of coral was not very good
Weather unfit for snorkelling. Excellent logistics...received a call from tour operator to my hotel room to arrange alternative tour. We enjoyed our trip to Tree of Life Rescue Centre. Our guide for the day, Adam ..excellent.
This one was replaced due to all of the weather. The replacement was very good!!
Was cancelled due to weather. Went on Bri Bri cultural tour including iguana farm and chocolate making. Better than I expected. Two of us later went on the hiking tour in Cahuita National Park on one of our free days.
Got rained out!! Very disappointed. But I did go hiking on my own at the Cahuita NP and it was great.
We had an alternate tour because runoff had clouded the ocean. Our hike was abbreviated because of needing to wade a stream, which we would have gladly waded. Was great to talk with Eduaro, learn some of the history.