Parque Nacional Braulio CarrilloCurrently Closed
- Address: Quebrada Gonzalez, Carr. San Jose Limon KM 2, Heredia, Costa Rica
- Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +506-22065500
- Ticket Price: 3891 CRC
- Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Park, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo - Review
Sprawled across 476 square kilometres, the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo is a part of the central Volcanic Conservation area and is spread in two provinces –Heredia and San Jose. The park geology is divided into three sections namely Barva, Zurqui, and Quebrada Gonzales, among which the Barva sector is most diverse with geological features like the active Barva Volcano and dormant volcanoes like Cerros Chompipe and Cerro Cacho Negro. The three crater lakes Danta, Copey, and Barva, as well as the rivers Sarapiqui, Sucio, and Patria are also significant in forming bio-diversified rainforest and cloud forest habitat. You will see Hummingbirds, Bare-necked Umbrella Birds, and Solitary Eagles here. Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo is also a popular hiking spot with treks to La Selva, El Ceibo, and Los Botarramas.
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo Information
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help.
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo Ticket Prices
- Admission fee: USD 7 per person.
How To reach Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo by Public Transport
- An Aerial Tram runs through the park
- By renting a Car/Bike
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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, San Jose Reviews
Beautiful, highly recommend to anyone who likes nature walks. We saw some cute sloths and Tucans. You can hike on your own using a very clear and safe trail or take a guided tour. Even the drive through the park is worth it!
This is a lovely walk - you first enter through a place where you have to sign yourself in and can make a "donation" to the preserve. You can hire a tour guide who are very good at spotting wild life or you can trek it alone. The path is rather wide and there are a lot of people on it, so you don't have to worry about being in the jungle alone. You really have to keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife, they love to blend in. All except the monkeys, you'll know if a monkey is around LOL! I a lot of wildlife. The trail ended for me at a river crossing that was particularly deep on that day. The path keeps going and when the weather clears up from the rainy season the river goes down and is cross able. A few tourists were debating folding the river when it was deep until a guide told them that there were cayman in the water and he wouldn't recommend it. So- they thought better of it! Anyway you should definitely take time to see this cite. It is a nice long walk and it's a bit like playing where's Waldo with the wildlife.
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.
Excellent place to go experience nature
Awesome! If you want to feel close to nature that's the place.