Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo
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mnzamora
Costa Rica179 contributions
Feb. 2022
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted to visit a different national park in Costa Rica and close to San Jose. We decided to visit Braulio carillo and chose the second entrance of this park which is the easiest and most popular the Zurqui ranger station. It is just 12 miles (20 km) northeast of San Jose along the Guapiles Hwy (32) and we surprised with a mysterious but lovely animal (An anteater) that was hidden in a tree, this was the first time we ever saw an anteater in the wild such a lovely animal.
Written June 21, 2022
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swisstraveller
Berne605 contributions
Nov. 2021
On the way to Tortuguero Nationalpark (or to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca), you drive through this very green and lush looking Nationalpark. I dont know about the options there for hiking, and for staying overnight, but it looked really beautiful and is easy to reach from the capital.
Written December 19, 2021
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Μάνος Π
9 contributions
Jan. 2021
If you re in San Jose and want a first experience about the forests in Costa Rica , this is a good and easy option.

I visit that park from Quebrada Gonzalez sector. This sector has two trails, is very easy and you ll enjoy it. Dont expect to see many animals but you can walk through the nature.

If you have a car, it will be easy for you but the bus is more challenging. You can take the bus from the Caribbean station to Guapiles ( 1530 colones) and then the only option is to wait outside the park untill one bus come. So, go prepared to wait about 20 - 40 minuites or more.

There are many tours for that park but in my opinion keep your money for another park.
Written January 18, 2021
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Magenta56
Cheshire,England218 contributions
Jan. 2020
The ariel tram was excellent, 1 hour 10 mins sliently floating above the canopy. We have taken canopy tours previously but this was the highest and longest. A guide accompanies you and the carriage is suitable for everybody and has proper seats. We stayed 2 nights in the lodge in the park and enjoyed the early morning and evening walks, our guide Leo was very experienced and knowledgeable.The walk is easy on a made path. We saw tapir, a sloth,a tarantula, snakes and lots of frogs.There are also butterfly, snake and frog exhibits which were good. There is a restaurant where the staff where friendly and helpful. There is zip lining but we didn't try it.
Written February 18, 2020
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Paul M
New Hampshire24 contributions
Feb. 2020
Very nice! Rode through the rainforest in a covered gondola. Saw/heard a couple animals but this is more of a botanical adventure. Guide was very informative and friendly. About an hour from San Jose' as I recall and a beautiful drive between the two points.
Written February 15, 2020
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Vanessa95126
Berkeley, CA6 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
I was generally not a fan of zip lining prior to my visit to this park. But these guys are simply the BEST. The safety precautions are top notch, the lines have brakes that automatically stop you (so folks like me with shoulder issues can do it pain-free), and the guides are super friendly. The park is gorgeous and full of life. On our week long trip this was the highlight!
Written January 7, 2020
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Charlie D
Atenas, Costa Rica462 contributions
Dec. 2019
There are two easy-to-hike trails, one a 1 km and another at about 2.5 km with labeled trees and other plants, overlooks, streams and when not raining maybe some birds! :-) I did see a wet sloth! :-)
Written December 29, 2019
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Redcanoe63
Annapolis Royal, Canada75 contributions
Dec. 2019
Beautiful hike in the thick forest protected from the rain. We had rain and sun and a beautiful morning. First hike is about an hour, second one across the highway about 30 min. The friendly ranger pointed out a three toed sloth in a tree near the parking lot . Pack a lunch as there are picnic tables, bathrooms and drinking water.
Written December 4, 2019
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AndrewTaylor
Sao Paulo, SP17 contributions
Nov. 2018
We plan to spend the day at Manuel Antonio National Park, especially relaxing on the beaches that give the park its name. We took advantage of the trails to enjoy exotic animals. At the end of the day we drive to Alajuela, a city about 1h from San Jose.
Written October 28, 2019
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marbor58
Clifton, NJ10 contributions
Sep. 2019
You can enjoy the peace and relax that you can feel in this National Park. I hope that I could see some more animals too. That's ok.
Written September 8, 2019
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