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. 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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  • If you want to have a great experience not to be missed visit this park spend on cable car by the tops of the trees.
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  • presents a natural characteristic of the rainforest wet, it is a beautiful ride that can be done in family
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  • The Barva volcano sector of Braulio Carillo National Park is beautiful, a rain forest with a huge range of Greens, beautiful trees, vines, sheds, etc. The road to Barva volcano is full of curves, is in a normal state, ideally go 4 x 4, from the town of Barva (in truck) is about 45 minutes to the entrance of the Park, then to the lagoon are approximately an hour and a half. Nice place to visit! Wear layer for water, Heredia may be good weather but in the interior of the forest it rains buckets! The entrance to national is of 1000 colones and foreigners 4000 colones (not sure).
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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.
  • Nice
  • one of the most exciting parks in costa rica... a must visit
  • It's always green