Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, San Jose

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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. To find out how to plan a trip to San Jose, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The scenery on the way is beautiful, but it is somewhat dangerous because it is very narrow and usually fog. It is recommended to ride with caution. It is a ride that is worth making it. I recommend going by car until the end of the journey and then walk. 4 hours from the place in which you park there are some beautiful waterfalls. Along the way you can also appreciate others more girls. I recommend stopping to eat trout Don George.
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  • Really enjoyed the zip lining tour in this park. Also got to see a three toed sloth! Lots of activities here.  more »
  • The Park is located on the road leading to the Caribbean Sea. You can't miss the entrance because it is well sign posted. Admission fees. 3 well indicated paths. We stayed about 2 H 30 on-site and have not seen anything, it is the only park where we have seen nothing (in 5 weeks on-site). Visited parks, this is the one we liked least.
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  • Beautiful place, road is a little scary if your not used to it
  • Te Best biological place
  • Close to the city and beautiful!!
  • Beautigul place but very dangerous road
  • Great National Park

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