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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  • The Park is an excellent choice for walking in the forest and observe nature. In addition to more than reasonable prices! Very recommended! You can also have lunch in Guápiles, which is near!
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  • My boyfriend and I were hoping to hike the Volcan Barva but ended up at the park only entrance of Braulio Carillo. The public bus routes are few and do not pick up from downtown San Jose (where we wer...  more »
  • The visit to the Park is essential if you want to know the forests of wet zone. The Park has two entrances and several walking tours are well indicated. You can make your own beautiful walks of discovery of species of trees and large plants, you can also see animals, we saw monkeys in one of the tours. Guards you report in access.
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Google
  • 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