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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

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Address: 19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
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Feel part of the Nature

Amazing experience, you really feel in contact with nature. Not the best NP in Costa Rica, but anyone will enjoy it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience, you really feel in contact with nature. Not the best NP in Costa Rica, but anyone will enjoy it!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love birdwatching and breathing fresh air while enjoying the quietness of a wild rainforest? If you're visiting Costa Rica you can't miss this place. Expect to spend a full day walking on trails, getting wet by the occasional rain storm and have your camera ready to snap it at whatever comes your way. Yes, this is a rainforest and anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I could not find many reviews on this park so we went in not really knowing what to expect. It was an absolutely beautiful drive up the mountain. The fee was $12.00 per person and worth every penny. There are two trails - one that is 600 km long and the other 1500 km. The longer trail leads to a... More 

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Braulio Carrillo is divided by the "Interstate" (Carretera 32). On the NorthWest side of 32 is the main entrance with the guard post. There are 2 small hikes there, each lasting about 30 minutes. On the SouthEast side of 32, there are 2 circuits. The first is a pretty easy 20-40 minute loop around with a beautiful lookout point, the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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