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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 40 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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266 reviews 266 reviews
120 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
75 helpful votes 75 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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81 reviews 81 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 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Want a taste of environmental excellence? Wonderful scenery especially for the photo buff. Take the tours and see the volcano in action. A must see when visiting Costa Rica.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went on the aerial tram tour. It offers breath taking views of the rainforest. You truly get to see the diversity of the rainforest from up high and down low while in the tram. This was a wonderful experience. We saw beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds flying by us. (Wear a red shirt and the hummingbirds will think you are... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took an aerial tram in the rainforest with a guide and received so much informative information. We also went to the butterfly garden. Did not see much wildlife but it was an interesting tour. We did see a two toed sloth.

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