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Address: Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2637 1054
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A coastal rain forest park.

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A really nice place to go.

Really close to Jáco by bus I found this national park really good to get to see Costa Rican wildlife.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
Nils M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Really close to Jáco by bus I found this national park really good to get to see Costa Rican wildlife.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Following a trail in the rainforest with a ranger was an exciting adventure - we were treated to views of many birds, an anteater high up in the canopy in a huge Guanacaste tree, a dozing Howler Monkey, a Coati loping along not far from the trail, and a number of other exotic mammals and birds, some of which we... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We walked around in Carara for a few hours on our last day in Costa Rica, and got there at the worst time of day for birding. Nonetheless, our guide had an eye for the small, easily missed birds that were still moving about. We had a wonderful time with our guide, discovering new birds, plants, and bugs. We got... More 

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Silver Spring Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Great 1/2 day walk to see Macaws and experience the rainforest. Close to the Central Valley, easy drive. Hire a guide- it makes all the difference!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We spend 2 hours in the park - pathways are well prepared, and saw quite a lot of animals, amongst them a little Viper...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

A good hiking tour for the family. Kids had a good time. We went off season donut was very muddy and buggy. Bring insect repellent. There were no guides available so we did a self guided tour. The plaques were well written and very helpful. The kids really enjoyed the leaf-cutter Ants. The highways of ants carrying leaves was astounding.

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2 Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I learned at Ficus Trails, Monteverde Cloud Forest, that 3% of the world is a Rainforest and 2% a cloud forest. Carara is a rainforest so it will be hot and humid. The Sacarlet Macaws are magnificent birds and,like the rainforest and the cloudforest, highly endangered. Traveling during the wet season could be a problem because some of the trails... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We went on a day trip from Tambor to Carara to go on a guided tour to observe wildlife. I would definitely recommend a tour guide with their trained eyes they will point out all kinds of wildlife such as Macaws, Crabs, Herond's, Monkeys, Birds, Anteaters, Lizards and many more animals native to Costa Rica!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Wonderfully eco-diverse park between El Roble and along the highway to Jaco. Definitely pay for the guides near the entrance (we had Mauricio, who was funny, engaging, and informative, not to mention that he speaks Spanish, English, French, and German). Their binoculars and knowledge of the forest are paramount, and definitely give you an "off the beaten path" experience. We... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

We took a tour which was rather expensive at about $30 each and took about 1.5 hours of walking through the forest and watching animals and birds up in the trees through a strong zoom with a very experienced and very friendly guide. Watching the birds was really cool and very interesting, the guide is definitely the way to do... More 

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