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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

Address: 19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 283 5896
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Ranked #17 of 82 Activities in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Incline Village, Nevada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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141 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Watchung, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
39 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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84 reviews 84 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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