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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

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Address: North Of San Jose 19 km, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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506 283 5896
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US$ 99.00*
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Rainforest Adventure Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour
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Full-Day Safari on the Sarapiqui River from San Jose
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6 in 1 Rainforest Tour from San Jose

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Enjoy walking watching the nature.

If you enjoy walking and watch the nature go there,is not too far from San Jose, You can go in public transport, but the bad part is that the way back you have to wait for a bus... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
Ricardo V
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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Berlin, Germany
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Some ranger stations along the main road through the park, where hiking trails start; we would have expected more places where you can stop to look at the surroundings; meeting of two rivers under a bridge is fascinating. I don't think you need to plan an entire day for this park, the hiking trails weren't that different from trails in... More 

2 Thank Silke M
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

If you enjoy walking and watch the nature go there,is not too far from San Jose, You can go in public transport, but the bad part is that the way back you have to wait for a bus and be lucky to get space to seat. we was lucky and waitted just for 20 minutes and got it just right... More 

Thank Ricardo V
Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Decided to pay a visit on the way back to San Jose from the Caribbean coast. Was very quiet so luckily didn't have to wait from the tram, was worth doing but very expensive for what it was. Cost $60 each. Tram lasted an hour then had a guided walk for an hour

1 Thank Gill H
San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Want to know more about nature and rain forest, hiking inside the Baraulio Carrillo National park, in the contolled areas will give you a whole idea about what it is.. just get ready with stuff to eat and hiking shoes...experience the drops...

1 Thank HillTravelCR
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Amazing experience, you really feel in contact with nature. Not the best NP in Costa Rica, but anyone will enjoy it!

Thank Johnnpo
San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Love birdwatching and breathing fresh air while enjoying the quietness of a wild rainforest? If you're visiting Costa Rica you can't miss this place. Expect to spend a full day walking on trails, getting wet by the occasional rain storm and have your camera ready to snap it at whatever comes your way. Yes, this is a rainforest and anything... More 

2 Thank TourGuideMan
Costa Rica
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I could not find many reviews on this park so we went in not really knowing what to expect. It was an absolutely beautiful drive up the mountain. The fee was $12.00 per person and worth every penny. There are two trails - one that is 600 km long and the other 1500 km. The longer trail leads to a... More 

5 Thank Sara4travel
San Pedro, Costa Rica
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110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Braulio Carrillo is divided by the "Interstate" (Carretera 32). On the NorthWest side of 32 is the main entrance with the guard post. There are 2 small hikes there, each lasting about 30 minutes. On the SouthEast side of 32, there are 2 circuits. The first is a pretty easy 20-40 minute loop around with a beautiful lookout point, the... More 

1 Thank Josue A
San Francisco, California
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129 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The park is located in between San José city and Puerto Limón on the Caribbean. It is accessible from the Limon Highway, which bisects the park (northwest to southeast), and from Barva canton on the north. Its a very green place and its full of rainforest, they are a lot of reptiles, snakes , birds , insects and many Fauna,... More 

Thank Calypso B
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is one of the most intact, extensive and extraordinary national parks in Costa Rica. With more than 44,000 hectares in extension (about 109,000 acres) it covers habitats from 40 meters above sea level to nearly 3,000 meters (~9,800 feet) in elevation. La Selva Biological Station (part of the Organization for Tropical Studies) is part of this vast preserve. Wildlife... More 

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