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Carara National Park is south of the Rio Tarcoles and 15 km north of Jaco Dentral. It boasts of a large population of breeding scarlet macaws, capuchin monkeys, anteaters, parrots, aracaris, kingfishers old growth forest and is a transistional...more
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My husband and I and our 16 month old son took a guided tour of Carara and it was awesome! Part of the trail is cement, and part of it is flat gravel and mud. It was an easy hike with our baby, and even...More
We arrived right when the park opened. (Get there early!)
Some local guides were already there, and none of them tried to pressure us into getting one (Unlike in Manuel Antonio). We went with Franklin Sanchez, and since there weren’t many scarlet macaws in the...More
Today we visited Carara NP. We didn’t see many species because of the bad weather but Franklin Sanchez was our guide and he really made it a nice trip. He spotted some frogs for us and showed us many parrots, including some flying ones.
We arrived an hour and a half before closing (4pm) at the ranger station. There was a local guy hanging around named Franklin who offered to give us a guided tour. Wary of scams, we hesitated, but our driver insisted it was our best option...More
We were prepared to go without a guide, but we arrived around 2:30 and the park closed at 4, and Franklin our guide gave us a great price and said he could take us in one end of the park and our ride would pick...More
We had some time to kill before driving to the pacific coast from San Jose and we decided to go to this national park. We are glad we did! We decided to use a guide, and our guide had working at this park almost 30...More
So we arrived at the National Park, lots of cars there and tourists. I just figured we would spray our misquito spray and then take a hike on our own. My hubby did a ton of research on the Park and they suggested using a...More
Beautiful park, but 2 tips: Go early in the day (like 8am) to have the best chance of seeing animals. And, wear long pants and bring lots of bug spray or you'll be harassed so much you won't enjoy it. There are a couple of...More
We came here on our way to a tour near Jaco beach. Two hours was not enough to get through even one of the trails the way we wanted to (Stopping. Every. Time. We heard something that could be a scarlet macaw).
We arrived at...More