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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

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Address: 19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 283 5896
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Rain Forest National Park!

The park is located in between San José city and Puerto Limón on the Caribbean. It is accessible from the Limon Highway, which bisects the park (northwest to southeast), and from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The park is located in between San José city and Puerto Limón on the Caribbean. It is accessible from the Limon Highway, which bisects the park (northwest to southeast), and from Barva canton on the north. Its a very green place and its full of rainforest, they are a lot of reptiles, snakes , birds , insects and many Fauna,... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of the most intact, extensive and extraordinary national parks in Costa Rica. With more than 44,000 hectares in extension (about 109,000 acres) it covers habitats from 40 meters above sea level to nearly 3,000 meters (~9,800 feet) in elevation. La Selva Biological Station (part of the Organization for Tropical Studies) is part of this vast preserve. Wildlife... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is a shame to have such a jewel close to the biggest city in Costa Rica without any possibility to walk in because of trail maintenance lacking improve on the pacific side area, even that during the park opening in 1987 this was possible to do, even though this place would give any visitor a blast of nature with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We drove through this national park on the way to white water rafting. Just from the road it was beautiful and definitely looked worth exploring. Lots of shades of beautiful greens and many, many different trees and plants to examine.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went on a Saturday morning and there were two other cars there - so very secluded. There are multiple trail options, and we chose the longest one (10km I believe). It was literally a jungle with mud up to our knees - do NOT wear tennis shoes. Great rainforest sights, but after 30 minutes the trail started getting very... More 

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New Brunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a good example of some semi-serious jungle from a first time tourist's point of view. It is a very interesting drive on a pretty crazy road but worth it.

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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A green place where people can stay and relax. Sometimes sport events. A relaxing place also for costa rica people

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Took a bus tour. On the way to Sarapaqui. The area was a bit cowarded but the scenery was beautiful. Not sure if I would do it again but it was worth the first venture. The waterfall, La Paz was spectacular.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good location that offered some wildlife off the beaten path. Was a good experience and would do so again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

$12 entry for foreigners is a bit steep, but has some good birds, and mammals, inc collared peccaries and sloths. well maintained trails. get there early to increase chance of seeing the most (before others have disturbed paths)

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Address: Address: 19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 283 5896
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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