Author: Geoff McCabe

El Higueron – Giant Banyan Tree

On the main road from Montzuma to Cabuya, there is a very impressive giant Banyan tree, known as Higueron. If you head towards Cabuya, you will find this immense size tree on the west (right) side of the road. The Strangler Fig Tree As an epiphyte, this Banyan Tree starts its life. Germinating in the crevices of other trees, its roots has grown eventually and because of its covering and strangling, this tree is also known as ‘Strangler Fig or ‘Matapalo’ or ‘Killer tree’. Birds eat the figs produced by the tree and their droppings germinate over the cracks...

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Studio Los Almendros

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Estudio-Los-Almendros-wwwstudiolosalmendroscom-195577910462808/ Phone: +506 2642-0378 Studio Los Almendros (Estudio Los Almendros in Spanish) is right on the beach at Playa Los Cedros, which is right across the street. Its owned by Ninoska Gomez, who has lived in the area for more than 20 years. She is a dance teacher and performer, and sometimes has shows or workshops at her beautiful studio. If you’re a yoga teacher or have something to teach, talk to Ninoska because her studio could be available for rent. Houses for Rent This property has seven cabins and small houses for short term or long term...

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Playa Miguelon

Playa Miguelon isn’t well known to tourists, but the locals know it well. It’s a darker sand beach, with some rocks, so isn’t so popular. For some reason, tourists have it in their minds that pretty beaches must have white sand, so they go to Playa Las Manchas to the north, or Playa Los Cedros to the south. This beach is at the far north extreme of Cabuya, equally distant between its town center and that of Montezuma. You’d be better off taking a car here if you’re staying in Cabuya. Or, a great way to get here is...

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Playa Los Cedros

Playa Los Cedros is probably Cabuya’s prettiest beach, at least at high tide. At low/mid tide you see a bunch of rocks and it looks like a treacherous place. It’s also very popular for rock hounds, hoping to find agates, bloodstone, jasper, jade, or any of the many types of exotic seeds (great for making jewelry) that wash up on the beaches. Keep in mind that technically, taking anything off the beaches in Costa Rica is illegal. If you want to swim, better to come at high tide to avoid the rocks. Surfing Cedros is a popular surf spot,...

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