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Carara National Park provided by Jacamar Naturalist Tours Jacó

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Carara National Park

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Updated 01/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Carara National Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    We drive for about 25 minutes from Jaco area to Carara National Park. This incredible protected area measures about 4,700 Hectares and is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species. This tour will show you the importance of the region, as it is situated in a transitional region between the tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rainforest. Carara Preserve showcases colorful species of flora and fauna from a varied ecosystem. This sanctuary is populated by many different species of birds and animals, amongst them the white face and howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and trogons. Carara also holds an important population of scarlet macaws, the main attraction in town. Carara stands out in its inclusion features, being the first National Park of Costa Rica with an universal trail.
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Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Carara National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joe S wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington1,242 contribution120 helpful votes
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OK time in Carera. Though a transition zone... not the OMG amazing birding experience one gets from Monteverde or Sarapiqui or Rancho Naturalista. Very cool is that it is an ‘accessible’ park with trails paved for wheel chair access and interpretative signs in Braille. Guides
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AEBDelta wrote a review Dec 2019
Delta, BC21 contributions60 helpful votes
My husband and I spent an easy day with our own Jacamar guide (Albarro). We visited Carara and then took the crocodile river cruise. Carara is a large park. The walk we chose was not too long and it was fairly easy, with some trails paved for wheelchair access. We saw leaf
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Date of experience: December 2019
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William H wrote a review Dec 2019
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My wife and I had a great time at Carara national park. Our guide Jacob showed us Tuscans,Scarlet Macaws, and many other species of birds and animals. Jacob spoke good english and was very knowledgeable about the forest. After lunch we saw many crocodiles and was transported to
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Date of experience: December 2019
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kate b wrote a review Feb 2018
Port Perry, Canada46 contributions25 helpful votes
We went on this excursion a couple days after arrival. We wanted to see some natural life. We new there were thousands of species, but we only managed to see a few.Our tour guide Jacob made the walk far more productive by bringing his high powered telescope that he rigged up for
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Date of experience: February 2018
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By: Jacamar Naturalist Tours Jacó
Traveljmr815
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Beautiful Costa Rican nature experience, excellent beaches and animal experience
We had a private driver take us to Manuel Antonio National Park. Aside from the extreme heat that day it was a love
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Q8915IEjanetb
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Mrs
Had a wonderful day at manuel national park Juan was amazing and took time to explain to us all different plants e
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moveebuff
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Tiring due to the heat
Hoped to see many beautiful bird & exotic animals...didn't see much and had to wait our turn to look through a tele
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595caitys
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Great experience!
We had a great experience zip-lining with Jacamar Tours! They picked us up at our hotel, which was super convenient
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Zita M
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Great guides, beautiful scenery
We really enjoyed our horseback ride. Ronald and Hector were fantastic guides, with amazing knowledge of the flora
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Mendicant04
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Awesome horseback riding and zip lining at the foot of Arenal
We had such a great time as a family doing the horseback tour (1.5 hours) and then zip lining at Jacamar near Arena
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SunnyFLCookie
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8 am morning horseback to see volcano
Our adventure was booked the night before through our hotel. We were just two minutes away from the Jacamar tour ce
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Bill T
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Fun trip and very educational. Great Experience!
We had a wonderful guide named Ronald. He worked with other guides in spotting wildlife during out walk through th
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ShivaC2391
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Hot Springs were amazing...not worth the drive from Jaco
A tedious 3 hour drive from Jaco Beach was followed by an interesting and informative guided tour of the Arenal Par
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G5960HBjulieb
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Great experience!
This was my first time zip lining. The staff (Ronald and Marvin) were so professional. I felt very safe and prepare
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Diana B
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Disappointed
Anticipated to see beautiful birds, animals~We didn't see much:(Thru our guides telescope a sloth hanging from a t
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LucyPF
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a gong show
Was looking forward to visiting this park, however when we arrived at about 7:45 people had been lined up at the ga
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225mrp
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Wonderful experience
About an 45-60 minute drive from Jaco so an easy nice trip through a few fun towns on the way. On the way there we
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Slumpkins
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Vacation
Beautiful park, well maintained. Our guide was very nice and tried hard to make our visit nice but unfortunately he
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  • Duration: 6h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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