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Carara National Park: Tours & Tickets

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“manuel antonio”(41 reviews)
“scarlet macaws”(82 reviews)
“bird watching”(16 reviews)
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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Highway 34, Carara, Costa Rica
+506 2637 1054
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

Less crowded than Manuel Antonio. We saw more macaws and holler monkeys here than Manuel but we saw way more sloths in Manuel Antonio.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jill L
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank annakP7692KM
Reviewed 13 August 2019

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. Adding...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Erwin S
Reviewed 31 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ludwigt62019
Reviewed 24 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kballinge
Reviewed 14 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ilana01
Reviewed 30 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank scotsdaletravelchick
Reviewed 30 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank NCRogers
Reviewed 21 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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7 June 2019|
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Response from eraydon | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think so.
20 February 2019|
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Response from GradyC742 | Reviewed this property |
$25 per person in Carrera so worth it. Ask for Maurice he is amazing.
28 January 2019|
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