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Carara National Park

Highway 34, Carara, Costa Rica
+506 2637 1054
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Carara National Park is south of the Rio Tarcoles and 15 km north of Jaco Dentral. It boasts of a large population of breeding scarlet macaws, capuchin monkeys, anteaters, parrots, aracaris, kingfishers old growth forest and is a transistional forest supporting both Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats.
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Highway 34, Carara, Costa Rica
+506 2637 1054
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do on your way to the central Pacific beaches. Stop here for a nice stroll on an accesible paved trail, with the chance to hike to longer dirt trails. Perfect for small children and great opportunity to experience nature. We were...More

Thank Gdo_Castillo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the weather was not so good - raining in the morning - we started with no great expectations on this tour. And it was better so. As we did not see one animal. No bird, no nothing. The guide was friendly and told us...More

Thank Markus B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This gives you paths through thick jungle where you can see birds, snakes, monkeys and other animals, safely.

Thank PatMabon
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Manuel Antonio is more well known, but Carara National Park's less traveled road is worth traveling.

Thank gretabw
Reviewed June 17, 2017

We spent the morning here and loved it! There are a variety of trails for all levels of ability. It is fully handicapped-accessible, and designed so anyone can see the natural environment. We chose the shorter 1 1/4 mile path, but there are longer, more...More

Thank D-Leader
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Nice walk through jungle, guide was very informative but went on a bit too much about ecology got a bit boring after a while. Saw lots of howler monkeys, sloth, frogs and lots of butterflies.

Thank maureenlogan
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Our local guide said this was his favourite place and took us along some pretty amazing trails - great range of wildlife and some fantastic birds.

Thank 909sandy39
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We explored this park in April 2017. We booked a guide in advance. Armando was great and helpful in explaining the ecosystem and change between dry forest and rain forest. We saw macaws and an ant eater among other smaller creatures.

Thank Danu1965
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

This was our 5th trip to Carrara with a guide in the last 13 years and we never get disappointed. After stopping by the bridge to see the 18ft crocs we spend 3-4 hr exploring. This was the first time we saw toucans and the...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

A visit to CR wouldn't be complete without a visit to a rain forest. Carara is unusual in that it transitions from a "dry" forest to "rain" forest. Thanks to our private guide, AntonioVindas, we saw animals we never would have spotted on our own,...More

Thank doyouski
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March 16, 2017|
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Response from Ugurd | Reviewed this property |
It should take you a bit over an hour, it's ca 80 km (50 miles). We were in a group that had arranged with a guide at the park. That should be possible for you too but I don't know how you contact them. Found this number on... More
March 6, 2017|
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Response from 2CAtravelers4ever | Reviewed this property |
We used credit card for park entrance, but have cash for your guide and his tip!!! Don't do the park without a guide!!
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October 2, 2016|
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Response from vict0urs | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Víctor Mora is a great Guide!! You can pre book ! 87233008 his phone
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