Visited Carara National Park in Sept. 2013 and thru recommendations hired Freddy Villarreal as our tour guide. You can look him up online, he has a Facebook page.
What an awesome experience this park & Freddy was. This park is more wild and less maintained than Manuel Antonio and more remote, which makes for great wildlife viewing and an overall great experience. If you want a fantastic 3-4 hour tour, hire the best....Freddy delivered more than we could have hoped for and a trip thru the park we will never forget. His 20 years experience gives him a tremendous wealth of knowledge of the flora & fauna of the area....you will want to take notes!!
We saw monkeys, coatimundis, lizards, agouti, iguanas, poison dart frogs, bats and of course the scarlet macaws. Remember to put your insect repellant on before hitting the trails....you will get devoured if you don't. This park is definitely one you will need a guide for...
Also...don't forget to view the crocodiles just North of this park at the Rio Tarcoles bridge...a must see!
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