How to Visit Cabuya Island Cemetery in Costa Rica

How to Visit Cabuya Island Cemetery in Costa Rica

This is a unique off the beaten path destination

This cemetery is located in the fishing village of Cabuya on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. 

Cabuya Island Location

From the parking area, you can walk out to the island in about 10 minutes. The walk to is flat but, is covered in sharp rocks and it can be a bit slippery.

The Walk to the Island

The island is only accessible during low tide.  Get there about an hour before the lowest tide point.  This will allow you a few hours on the island without getting stuck.

Some of the grave stones are very unique with things like an airplane propeller or full head sculptures.

What to Expect on the Island

From the island you can also enjoy beautiful views of the spectacular coastline.  In total, you likely won’t spend more than about 30 minutes here.

– Be careful if you opt to swim off of the island. It can be rocky and I can’t confirm which areas are safe from rip currents.  – Don’t leave anything of value in your car unattended. .

Safety Tips

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