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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  • October 1, 2017
    A country with an incredible natural wealth worth to know and enjoy the best possible way however for anyone who will take advantage of go with money because the tours are very expensive.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Amazing the exuberance of the vegetation. A jewel of the trip from the Centre to the province of Limon. Recommended.
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  • September 13, 2017
    The Park and amazing costa rica is full of natural resources worth knowing just recommend going with appropriate footwear to avoid some slips
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  • January 27, 2017
    This is a lovely walk - you first enter through a place where you have to sign yourself in and can make a "donation" to the preserve. You can hire a tour guide who are very good at spotting wild life or you can trek it alone. The path is rather wide and there are a lot of people on it, so you don't have to worry about being in the jungle alone. You really have to keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife, they love to blend in. All except the monkeys, you'll know if a monkey is around LOL! I a lot of wildlife. The trail ended for me at a river crossing that was particularly deep on that day. The path keeps going and when the weather clears up from the rainy season the river goes down and is cross able. A few tourists were debating folding the river when it was deep until a guide told them that there were cayman in the water and he wouldn't recommend it. So- they thought better of it! Anyway you should definitely take time to see this cite. It is a nice long walk and it's a bit like playing where's Waldo with the wildlife.
  • July 3, 2017
    cool to drive thru
  • August 9, 2016
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    Incredible place!
  • May 19, 2017
    Great contact with nature

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