Carara National Park

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  • Address: Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, San Jose
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  • Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +506-26371054
  • Ticket Price: 5581 CRC
  • Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Wildlife Park, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids

Located around 80 kilometers from San Jose, the Carara national park translates to "River of lizards" in Huetar and is popular for its variety of birds that take refuge here. The bird in danger of extinction- the Scarlet Macaw, is spotted here along with other animals. The rustic pathways that twirl around the national park embraces lush green tress where you can spot Agoutis, Capuchin monkeys, butterflies, lizards, sloths and tapirs.

Do watch out for the poisonous green frogs that reside here. To make the most of your trip, prefer a guided tour that will make sure you explore the best of the park while still being safe. The park is the first national park to have a ‘universal access trail’ where you can see the inter-relationships of different species of plants and animals.

If you love photography, you will be spoilt with wildlife, grand natural landscapes and stunning panoramic views.

Carara National Park Travel Tips

  • Other contact No. : +506 84327807
  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes.

Entrance Ticket Details For Carara National Park

National or residents:

  • Adults: Costa Rican colón 1.000
  • 6 to 12 years old children: Costa Rican colón 500

Foreign Non-Residents:

  • Adults USD 10
  • Children USD 5

Note: You must present identification card when entering the park.

Adults over 65 years do not pay entrance ticket by presenting identity card.

 

How to Reach Carara National Park

  • By renting a Car

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  • Carara National Park Address: Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, San Jose
  • Carara National Park Contact Number: +506-26371054
  • Carara National Park Timing: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Carara National Park Price: 5581 CRC
  • Best time to visit Carara National Park(preferred time): 08:00 am - 08:30 am
  • Time required to visit Carara National Park: 07:00 Hrs
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