Suggested stay: 2-3 nights
Best time to go: Year round
In a nutshell: Located in one of the country’s most rugged landscapes, Braulio Carrillo stands out as the most extensive park in the central part of the country. Five representative forests are found within the park boundaries as well as several watersheds. Bird life is abundant with over 350 species of birds including the king vulture, three-wattled bellbird, the resplendent quetzal, and slack-faced solitaire. Jaguar, pumas, deer, ocelot, white-faced, howler and spider monkeys, Tamandua Anteater, collared peccary, coyote, Baird’s tapir, and the ominous Bushmaster are found in the park. Both the wet tropical forest and the wet premontane forest house hundreds of varieties of orchids and ferns.
How to get there
Overland transfer from San Jose (45 minutes
What to do
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