Carara National Park

5 Hours

Carara National Park

Carara National Park, which means “river of lizards” in the Huetar indigenous language, has the only transitional forest in the Central Pacific, resulting in a diversity of flora and fauna where native species of both dry forests and rainforests converge. This national park is a world-renowned ornithological destination and has extremely diverse birdlife, specifically the scarlet macaw (Ara macao), an endangered species that is the second largest Psittacidae species in Costa Rica. Without a doubt it is one of the main sites in the country for birdwatching, which is why it will be included in the next guide published by the Costa Rican Tourism Board for this segment of national tourism. It is the first national park with a universal access path, where visitors can experience being in the forest and viewing endemic species like the giant cafecillo (Erythrochiton gymnanthus), as well as observing the relationship between some of the species.

Trip Highlights

  • Bird watching
  • Hike
  • Animal sighting


Day 1 :

Pick up time : 7:00am


Additional Free Services

  • Transportation
  • Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Tour Guide

Additional Paid Services

  • Souvenirs
  • Snacks
  • Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Juice


  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Cap/Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sun block
  • Raincoat
  • Light clothes hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes, Hiking shoes
  • Smartphone during the tour
  • Close Toe Shoes

Important Information

  • Not for people with heart problems
  • Not suitable for people with heart problems.
  • It is accessible even for wheelchairs. (Law 7600)



From $87
/ Adulto Nacional (11-100 años)
From $87
/ Niño Nacional (1-2 años)
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/ Adulto Extranjero (11-100 años)
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/ Niño Extranjero (1-2 años)
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/ Niño Extranjero (3-10 años)
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/ Niño Nacional (3-10 años)