Carara National Park is one of the most popular National Parks of Costa Rica. It’s especially beloved by bird watchers. In fact, it is a must-see for anyone interested in tropical biology! Situated between the dry forests of the north and the humid forests of the south, you’ll get to see flora and fauna from both habitats. This is incredibly unique!
Crocodiles & Macaws
In this tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in Arenal or Monteverde and transferred to Manuel Antonio. The highlight of the trip is your tour and lunch at Carara National Park!
´Carara´ which also means crocodile, refers to the Tarcoles River which forms the northern boundary to the park. This river is famous for its large population of crocodiles.
Carara National Park is a sanctuary of the rare and beautiful Scarlet Macaw, which is on the endangered list. It is also the symbol of the park! There are approximately 200 macaw couples that live and breed in absolute freedom within the park.
There are many other birds as well, like toucans, parrots, aracaris, kingfishers and more. Anteaters, white-face capuchin monkeys and poison-dart frogs also hop tentatively around on the moist forest floor.
|Departures:||Daily at 7 AM from La Fortuna/Arenal hotels or at 6 AM from Monteverde hotels.|
|Cost per person:||Price depends on tour date
Until 2019-12-14: Adults $129.00, Children $113.00
2019-12-15 to 2020-06-30: Adults $134.00, Children $117.00
2020-07-01 to 2021-06-30: Adults $139.00, Children $121.00
|Includes:||Transportation with pick up from your hotel in Arenal or Monteverde and drop off at your hotel in Manuel Antonio, lunch, bilingual guide, entrance fee to the National Park.|
|Not included:||Pickup in Arenal at hotels located further from La Fortuna than Tabacon Resort such as Arenal Lodge, Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Vista Lodge, Linda Vista, Lost Iguana and Rancho Margot|
|What to bring:||Long pants, rain gear, hiking shoes (either hiking boots or tennis shoes will work) bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and a desire to explore the rainforest and see some of its most intriguing wildlife.|