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Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles

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“be careful”(31 reviews)
“north side”(14 reviews)
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Route 34, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 6092 4449
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All reviews be careful north side quick stop souvenir shops worth a stop narrow sidewalk stretch your legs park your car both sides huge crocodiles a couple of minutes no issues vantage point single file san jose en route fruit stand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You get very good views of the crocs basking on the banks of the river below. Mercifully for the crocs sake there is no easy access down to river level as the popularity of the spot attracts the usual badly behaved visitors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D_Cambridge_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very popular spot to stop and see the crocodiles below. It can be very busy at time depending on the number of buses that stop. /but you will get a good view of these dangerous creatures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vanisle_al
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove an hour out of our way to see the croc’s and quite frankly, not really worth our time. There’s about a dozen of them down below. They move so slowly it’s lije they’re not moving at all. Your on a ledge by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lilyfield24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why wouldn't you stop and check out these giant crocs for free. All you have to do is pull over and park (pay a little $ to man or woman to watch your car, this is typical is Central and South America) and walk the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sanschutz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for refreshments at local soma and walked to bridge with crocs..very interesting and informative..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dwbrewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very exciting quick chance to see loads of Crocs. Great restaurants souvenir shops and fruit stands.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KellyNN16
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Crossed this bridge about mid afternoon and it was very busy, slow moving traffic either way, so visit early. We were on motorbikes so parking not so much of an issue. Usual tourist shops and restaurants there. If you really want to see the crocodiles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luese
Reviewed January 14, 2019

This is definitely worth a stop if you are passing through. There is ample parking, though you may get harassed to pay from the unofficial 'parking attendants', although we didn't. The traffic is very heavy here, especially on weekends, so be careful. There is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KingstonAdam85
Reviewed January 13, 2019

A good place to stretch your legs & see these amazing creatures from the bridge. The traffic can be busy, so stay on the sidewalks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Al H
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We saw a mobile phone in the mud surrounded by crocs! Great little stop on way to Jaco, Good phot opportunities for crocs below bridge.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 30, 2019|
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Response from KingstonAdam85 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any, but Caracara National Park is just down the highway and is supposed to be a great spot to see birds.
November 10, 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
on the main road on the way to Jaco.