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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  • This national park is amazing because the part which can be visited is close to the road, we hear quite the trucks that pass but at the same time, it is very rich in bio-diversity. one little folding three kind of monkeys in the area, lots of birds and amphibians, as well as of the reptiles.il there's also small mammals, Coatis, raccoons raccoons agouti and paca. Of course it is impossible to predict what we are likely to see. He must observe, listen, and look with a lot of patience. Those who don't see see anything. Animals are receivers, while man is a transmitter...
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  • Definitely the least interesting park amongst the ones visited during our trip to CR (Manuel Antonio, Corcovado, Tortoguero, Cahuita). We ended up hiring a guide at the entrance named Maurice/Mauricio...  more »
  • We saw a great variety of birds and animals. Beautiful and well-signposted paths. They explain well how to go by the trails. Beautiful experience.
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