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Tarcoles Bridge

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Route 34, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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All reviews be careful north side quick stop souvenir shops worth a stop narrow sidewalk stretch your legs huge crocodiles park your car their natural habitat san jose a couple of minutes no issues vantage point single file fruit stand take turns
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you go down Route 34, you gotta stop at the "Crocodile Bridge" and see the American crocodiles. But, BE CAREFUL! Everybody ain't interested in seeing the crocodiles, most folks are simply interested in using the bridge to cross the river and be along their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itisjustus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the bus after doing a boat trip on the river and felt a bit disappointed that we had only seen a couple of very small crocs. We got to the bridge and boy there they were, some very big crocs. There were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank roy v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a mangrove boating tour to see the crocs. This is just a pointless attraction. You have to walk out on a pretty dangerous bridge with very little walking room to look down at a bunch of crocs pretty far away. There are always a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Puravidablonde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be careful as there are many thieves around Tarcoles Bridge. My purse was stolen and my rental car broken into there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OldandWellTravelled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop just after the bridge (coming from the north) and walk back. The bridge can get very crowded and as others have said the footpath is not very wide and the handrail is quite low so you need to be careful. If you have children...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NaturesMoments
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can always see lots of crocs from this bridge but it is very dangerous because the walk way is narrow and traffic speeds by without any regard for people walking along the bridge. We took some pics and enjoyed our time but not sure...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bill N
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We were on our way from Canas to Dominical, and had heard about the crocodiles in the Tarcoles River so made sure we mapped our route out to take Hwy 34. It was crazy to look over the edge of the bridge and see so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The bridge over the river is bustling with people on the walkway looking over the edge at the mass of crocodiles below. Keep in mind that there is traffic using the bridge constantly, and the pedestrian areas are only about 2 feet wide. Also, we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marty2036
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

This bridge is part of the highway that connects Quepos with Monteverde, San Jose, and much of the rest of the country. It makes for a great rest break when travelling and how often in life can you see these guys in their natural habitat?!?...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank richellec332
Reviewed March 24, 2019

A bridge whereby you can cross and swatch the local crocodiles backing the sun or swimming by the river. Be careful when crossing the bridge as traffic is quite heavy, especially during the weekend.

Date of experience: March 2019
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D A
January 30, 2019|
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Response from KingstonAdam85 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any, but Caracara National Park is just down the highway and is supposed to be a great spot to see birds.
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
on the main road on the way to Jaco.
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