Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, San Jose

Categories: Hiking Trails, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Explore Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, a lush tropical rainforest that draws visitors for trekking and observing exotic plants and wildlife. Overlooking the dense green landscape, the inactive Barva Volacno--a peak of 2,906 m (9,534 ft)--supports an extraordinary biodiversity due to the range of altitudes, from the high altitude Volcán Barva to the humid lowlands on the Caribbean slope. Trek among 6,000 species of plants, or take the aerial tram for 2.6 km (1.6 mi) which glides you smoothly through the treetops. You'll find an abundance of wildlife in this habitat, with over 500 bird species and 150 mammals. Watch for white-faced monkeys, jaguars, bare-necked umbrellabirds, the common tink frog and the largest venomous snake in Costa Rica--the matabuey. Put Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo and other San Jose attractions into our San Jose vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This park was set aside by the president it is named for. Even though the main highway from the Pacific to the Atlantic passes through it, development along the road has not been permitted and on the ...  read more »
  • This park that is to the exit of San Jose was a forest primary (not touched by the hand of man) is a very good site to learn of it natutaleza, although carry always a guide ofial.
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  • National Park on a day trip there in San Jose. There are some attractions of the gondola and boat trips. Unlike the other national parks in Costa Rica, because the feature is not necessary in other parks around, if you bother to visit it without it.
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  • Awesome! If you want to feel close to nature that's the place.
  • Its a wonderful park, majestic views, its always foggy or rainy and the temperature is cool, even a little low. Be careful when driving through this park.
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  • one of the most exciting parks in costa rica... a must visit
  • It's always green
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