Cahuita, in the South Caribbean, is a truly charming town; a real Caribbean town where time seams to be stopped, with heaven on Earth beaches surrounded by dense tropical forest, shores of the turquoise sea, the black and white sand beaches and coral reef, more than an ecosystem is represented here.
The Afro-Caribbean culture is everywhere; an African legacy reflected in the architecture, gastronomy, music, and in the people, whose roots come from turtle fishers that settled down three hundred years ago. Nowadays, Cahuita is a multicultural town, with settlers from all around the world.
Cahuita was baptized by the Miskito Indians, who were turtle fishermen. Cahuita in their language means “place were the sangrillos grow”. The sangrillo is a tree species with yellow flowers which is very common in this area.