Carara National Park

  • Bottle of water.
  • Bilingual Guide.
  • Transportation (optional).
  • Lunch (optional).
  • Fruit (optional).
  • 2 hour hiking tour.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Hike on one of the trails

Located 20 minutes, driving, from Monte Carlo, this tour is one of the best for bird watching. The tour consists of a walking through trails, accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide, and discovering the diverse flora and fauna. This park is home to a large population of scarlet macaws, monkeys and frogs.

Early in the morning or afternoon, our expert guides will pick you up at your hotel. They will lead you through wonderful and vibrant trails in this park where you will be able to appreciate the richness of Costa Rican flora and fauna.

In this beautiful park there are two trails: Las Aráceas y Laguna Meándrica which are perfect to see the flora and fauna.

Carara is in a transition zone between the dry zone to the North and the more humid one to the south, it has a very rich and diverse flora with more than 1,400 species of plants. Carara park is crossed by several streams, most of them permanent.

During the dry season, Carara becomes an oasis of freshness and greenness.

To the northeast of the park, the seasonal flooding of the river Grande de Tárcoles forms many wetlands. The largest of these areas measures 600 meters long, 40 meters wide and is 2 meters deep. These wetlands become the habitat of aquatic and wading birds as well as many reptiles and amphibians.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable Clothes.
  • Sun Block.
  • Insect Repellant.
  • Hiking or Athletic Shoes.
  • Camera.
  • Binoculars.
  • Raingear (Raincoat or a Poncho).