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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  • 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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  • Very cute and beautiful landscapes, exuberant vegetation. The road is very narrow and with many trucks, must be handled with caution
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