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Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles

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Route 34, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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All reviews be careful quick stop north side souvenir shops narrow sidewalk worth a stop both sides stretch your legs park your car huge crocodiles no issues vantage point single file san jose en route fruit stand take turns
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Reviewed yesterday

Crossed this bridge about mid afternoon and it was very busy, slow moving traffic either way, so visit early. We were on motorbikes so parking not so much of an issue. Usual tourist shops and restaurants there. If you really want to see the crocodiles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luese
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is definitely worth a stop if you are passing through. There is ample parking, though you may get harassed to pay from the unofficial 'parking attendants', although we didn't. The traffic is very heavy here, especially on weekends, so be careful. There is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KingstonAdam85
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to stretch your legs & see these amazing creatures from the bridge. The traffic can be busy, so stay on the sidewalks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Al H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a mobile phone in the mud surrounded by crocs! Great little stop on way to Jaco, Good phot opportunities for crocs below bridge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Newquaygreen1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly, it’s a little scary crossing the bridge. The road is busy and the walkways are thin. But the reward is great. We saw tons of crocodiles sunbathing and swimming. These guys were big too! The only downside is a semi-truck flew past us on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LILABBY1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop at the parking lot for a quick glimpse downward. It is special if it are the first crocodiles you see. Drive down to Tarcoles for a tour at José's and you will be surprised.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R592RIronaldl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good vantage point over river with crocodiles on view below and Iguanas on nearby tree branches, but be careful walking out along the narrow raised pavement, yes vehicles have a 40 km speed limit but still dangerous, much better to take the boat trip on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackribot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tourist trap. You must leave your car parked in front of a couple of stores and then walk to the bridge. The edge of the bridge you walk on is very narrow and there is a lot of fast traffic passing which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MemoriesInHerHonor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read others comments parking concerns and safety of bridge. I will suggest two things: Hit it on the drive back from Jaco not to. Park opposite all the fanfair. The walk is longer on the marginally safe bridge given the closeness of the traffic, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank texgun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gators are neat to see, the size of a few of them put any I've seen in Louisiana to shame. But in hindsight I think I should have weighed the risk/reward a little more. The area is just very sketchy and with all of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
on the main road on the way to Jaco.
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