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Carara National Park

722 Reviews

Carara National Park

722 Reviews
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Ultimate 10 in 1 Puntarenas Highlights & Scenic Lunch by Thumbs Up Tours

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Discover Costa Rica with the #1 tour company on TripAdvisor. <br>Our award-winning tours include places and amenities that travelers cannot find anywhere else! <br>Have lunch at an exclusive mountain top location overlooking the Carara Rainforest &amp; Pacific Ocean. Explore the Tarcoles River &amp; Mangrove Forest and witness up to 50 species of birds and American crocodiles and encounter wild-friendly monkeys up close! We take you off the beaten paths were large buses cannot enter and show you amazing places on our quality small group tours.
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flsurfer wrote a review Aug 2020
Grecia, Costa Rica420 contributions64 helpful votes
Worth the time to walk through this national park. Trails are well maintained. Insect repellent is a must, and good shoes, binoculars, and water are also a must. In order to hike the entire trail system it takes at least a couple hours, that's not counting the time you will spend if you spot wildlife. While we there we saw multiple poison dart frogs. However, we were there later in the day, therefore we did not see a lot of wildlife. It is quite hot and humid at this park.
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Date of experience: August 2020
sunnykist wrote a review Apr 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom45 contributions41 helpful votes
Our tour company had pre booked us a Carara Reserve shared tour, but we were pleased to find that we were the only 2 sharing the tour. Our guide Walter was excellent, and he provided us with water and fruit as well as a very good tour. You do need to shell out $4 for the car park guard.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Andy Richmond Hill Ontario wrote a review Mar 2020
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We just completed a tour with Maurice Vasquez and would very highly recommend him as your tour guide. He is extremely knowledgable and pointed out all kinds of birds, animals and plants that we would never have seen by ourselves. He took us to two different parts of the park and also to a couple of locations outside the park. We saw about 30 species of birds, including a visit to a macaws nest, owls, trogons, hummingbirds, woodpeckers and dozens more. His love of nature is very evident and he is clearly passionate about giving you the very best nature experience possible. I would definitely recommend you to do yourself a favour and book a tour with Maurice.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Heather wrote a review Mar 2020
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Maurice knows his birds and the Costa Rica Bird Guide inside and out. He went out of his was to make sure we saw as many endemic birds as possible. In our 3 hours with him we saw approximately 45 species of birds, 3 species of bats and White Faced Monkeys. He shared his knowledge about the plant life as well. In particular we wanted to see a few owls and he knew the places to find them. Maurice is enthusiastic about birding and ensured we were more than satisfied with our morning. Wonderful wonderful bird guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Bart B wrote a review Mar 2020
West Olive, Michigan7 contributions
A great guide makes all the difference. We we're blessed to have Antonio. I would not recommend without a guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020