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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

$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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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The road to this western gate requires a 4x4, but it's so worth it! The rangers are surprised more people don't come visit. That makes it great for hikers who want to avoid the crowds at the other Braulio entrances. We did the whole set of trails in a day. Such beautiful flora! And we actually saw a quetzal!!! The... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was there on december travelling from San Jose to Puerto viejo, do it during the day , never at night , no lights, lots of fog, lots of trucks, lanes switch from one to two lanes so often, lots of small motorcycles on your right and left , go with time and during the day time take your time... More 

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Ohio
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We didn't get to spend a ton of time in Braulio Carrillo, but we did get to drive through it on the way to the east coast and make some stops along the way. It was amazing to be driving through the rain forest and see how lush everything is. Along the route, there are a few places to pull... More 

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Bournemouth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We drove through the national park via route 32 on our way to Selva Verde and the Sarapiqui River from San Jose, the scenery as you drive through the mountains is stunning, on the way back we stopped at the Atlantic Aerial Tram (part of our tour). The Aerial Tram is an interesting way to spend an hour or so... More 

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a nice national park that's not too far from San Jose that will allow you to experience the rainforest with good hiking trails.

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Halifax, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Due to all the rain, there have been a number of landslides here the past few weeks. So, driving through the park filled me with a little trepidation. I am not a fan of the highway through the park-drivers tend to go fast and pass a lot. But, it IS a very beautiful part of the country.

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Minden, Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very beautiful park, although we were surprised to see all of the trash along side of the road through the Park. We really enjoyed our Canopy Tram tour, we saw several different birds and Butterfly's.

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was cool riding through the canopy, however I saw no exotic birds or animal. To be fair, others in our tour were in different tram cars, and saw animals and birds. So I guess it is the luck of the draw. Guides were pleasant and well informed. Overall

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

San Jose doesn't have much to offer, but this museum is a must see. The displays were amazing and everything was in Spanish and English. Nice and quiet and cool. I really enjoyed it.

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