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Carara Forest & Crocodile River Safari

This tour will show you the importance of the region, as it is situated in a transitional region between the tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rain-forest.

Carara National Park Preserve showcases colorful species of flora and fauna from a varied ecosystem. This sanctuary is populated by many different species of birds and animals, amongst them the white face and howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and trogons.

Carara National Park also holds an important population of scarlet macaws, the main attraction in town. After admiring nature during your hike in the park, you’ll enjoy our famous boat tour on Tárcoles River for a unique crocodile and wildlife sightseeing experience, through this important ecosystem.

Our captain will surely spot the biggest crocodiles in the river for you to enjoy a great up close encounter with these magnificent reptiles. You’ll be amazed by the wide diversity of birds we find in this area. Your guide will point out different kinds of mammals, birds and reptiles that flourish in this mangrove.

Depending on the season you will be able to spot different migratory aviary species; from October to April you can glimpse ospreys, gulls, cormorants, pelicans and frigates.

The Tárcoles River is a shelter for approximately 56 types of birds and is a refuge for the famous scarlet macaws as well.

Highlights

  • Is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species.

  • Is situated in a transitional region between the tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rainforest.

  • See different species of birds and animals, amongst them the white face and howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and trogons and scarlet macaws

  • Enjoy our famous boat tour on Tárcoles River for a unique crocodile and wildlife sightseeing experience, through this important ecosystem.