Cahuita

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Cahuita
Main street in Cahuita
Main street in Cahuita
Cahuita is located in Costa Rica
Cahuita
Cahuita
Location of Cahuita in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°44′20″N 82°50′44″W / 9.73889°N 82.84556°W / 9.73889; -82.84556
Country  Costa Rica
Province Bandera de la Provincia de Limón.svg Limón
Canton Talamanca
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Syndic Adenyl Guillermo Peralta Cruz (PLN)
 • Substitutle syndic vacant
Area
 • Total 235.64 km2 (90.98 sq mi)
Elevation(city center) 6 m (20 ft)
Population
 • Total 8,293
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) No DST (UTC-6)
Postal code 70403
Area code(s) + 506
Google Earth[1]

Cahuita is a small city located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

Cahuita is located in the Talamanca Canton of Limón Province. Cahuita is the capital of the Cahuita District. Due to its proximity to the Caribbean shoreline, Cahuita is renowned for Afro-Caribbean influence on dining and local culture. The city is specifically known for its beaches, dessert crepes (often including local bananas, strawberries, and chocolate), and variations of grilled chicken. The Playa Negra (Black Beach) and Cahuita National Park are close to town. Limón is north of Cahuita. Puerto Viejo is the next town south. Cahuita is served by National Route 36, which connects Puerto Limón to Sixaola. Many roads in Cahuita are composed of dirt, gravel, and stone, often making it a necessary for foreign visitors to rent a 4WD vehicle to reach local beaches and hotels on the northern fringes of town.

Climate[edit]

Cahuita has a tropical climate. Temperatures remain consistent during the year. Sunrise and sunset change very little during the year (about 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively). Limón International Airport is nearby and has similar average temperatures and precipitation.

Climate data for Limon International Airport, Costa Rica
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 80
(27)
80
(27)
82
(28)
83
(28)
83
(28)
83
(28)
82
(28)
82
(28)
84
(29)
83
(28)
81
(27)
80
(27)
81.9
(27.7)
Average low °F (°C) 71
(22)
71
(22)
72
(22)
73
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
74
(23)
74
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
73
(23)
72
(22)
73.3
(22.9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 12.56
(319)
7.90
(200.7)
7.61
(193.3)
11.30
(287)
11.08
(281.4)
10.87
(276.1)
16.06
(407.9)
11.37
(288.8)
6.42
(163.1)
7.80
(198.1)
14.45
(367)
15.81
(401.6)
133.23
(3,384)
Source: Weather Underground [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ "Weather for Limon International Airport". Weather Underground. 

Coordinates: 9°44′20″N 82°50′44″W / 9.73889°N 82.84556°W / 9.73889; -82.84556