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Carara National Park to Manuel Antonio

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Carara National Park is one of the most popular National Parks of Costa Rica and very beloved by bird watchers. It is a must for anyone interested in tropical biology. Because of it’s perfect location, situated between the dry forests of the north and the humid forests of the south, you get to see flora and fauna from both habitats which is very unique.

´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.

The Park is considered a sanctuary of the rare and beautiful Scarlet Macaw, the parks symbol, which is on the endangered list. In the park there are approximately 200 couples which live and breed in absolute freedom.

Other than the scarlet macaws, there are many other species of birds like: toucans, parrots, aracaris, kingfishers and herons. Peccaries, anteaters, white-face capuchin monkeys, poison-dart frogs and many more also hop tentatively around on the moist forest floor.

With this tour you will be picked up from your hotel in Arenal or Monteverde and transferred to Manuel Antonio after a stop-over at the Carara National Park and lunch.

Tour information:

Departures: Daily at 7 AM from La Fortuna/Arenal hotels or at 6 AM from Monteverde hotels.
Duration: Full Day
Cost per person: Please inquire
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.

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