Puerto Vargas beach in Cahuita National Park, Limón, CR

Puerto Vargas Parque Cahuita

Weird and dangerous, but in one extreme, beautiful

Puerto Vargas Beach, despite belonging to the Cahuita National Park, almost no one visits it, perhaps because at first the landscape is not attractive and because it has very strong currents, however, if you venture to walk a few kilometers to the left, to the north you will discover very attractive passages like the ones we show in these photos.

It is advisable to walk the trails until you leave the Cahuita sector, almost 6 kilometers of a tropical, exotic, very beautiful path, through which you will pass through Punta Vargas, Punta Cahuita, Playa Blanca and finally the main entrance of the park.

There is parking within the facilities, both on the Puerto Vargas side and on the Cahuita side. There is also abundant vegetation and fauna, such as confident white-faced monkeys that may not care much about your presence.

Sunset View

Sunrise, yes



Beach Swimming

No, very dangerous

Beach Length

3 km

Beach Sand

Brown, black and white

Beach Shadow


Beach Accessibility


Underwater Stones

A few


Puerto Vargas beach in Cahuita National Park, in Limón province, located 207 km from San José, 51 km from Limón or 11 km north from Puerto Viejo.

How to get there

4 hours driving from San José with regular traffic, drive to route 32, passing Zurquí Tunnel, then continue trough Guápiles, Pócora, Siquirres and Matinal then take route to Limón downtown, Puerto Vargas beach at Cahuita National Park is located 51 km south from Limón and 11 km from Puerto Viejo.

Blanca beach Nearby Beaches

  1. Punta Vargas Beach (2 km)
  2. Punta Cahuita Beach (4 km)
  3. Blanca Beach Cahuita (5 km)
  4. Round Rock Beach (7 km)
  5. Negra Beach in Cahuita (7.5 km)
  6. Grande Beach in Cahuita (9 km)
  7. Negra Beach in Puerto Viejo (10 km)
  8. Puerto Viejo Beach (11 km)

Other activities

  • Kayak Tour
  • ATV Tour
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Jet Ski Tours

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