Carara National Park, Carara

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#1 of 8 in Nature in Province of San Jose
Explore Carara National Park, a wildlife haven due to its transition between dry and wet rainforest. A popular hiking spot in close proximity to San Jose, the national park bears the name of one of its most prominent residents, the American crocodile. Walking along the Tarcoles river, you might see a few of these crocs, which can grow up to 6 m (20 ft) in length. Birdwatchers flock here to observe the abundance of avian life, including one of the largest scarlet macaw communities in Costa Rica. Hike through the dense rainforest for the chance to spot deer, kinkajous, frogs, water birds, and many species of monkeys. Put Carara National Park and other Carara attractions into our Carara journey maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We saw a lot of wildlife! He was also really comfortable with a two-mom family. Thanks so much Victor for sharing a morning with us.  more »
  • Visited here the day after going to Manuel Antonio park. Got lost using google maps, as the entrance changed, it is right off of highway 34. But we ended up finding it. It’s not too far north of Jaco....  more »
  • The National Park Carara is incredibly beautiful with its large variety of species and the "classic tropical forest". With crocodiles, iguanas, Agoutis, toucans, macaws, butterflies and dozens of other birds, the path is away from the actually Park still eventful. However, the entire Park is in itself highly recommended! Bottom line: definitely visit!
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