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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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Just passing through

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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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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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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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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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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