Carara National Park Hiking Tour will give you a glimpse into a fantastic eco-system. Located right on the transition area from the rare tropical dry forest and the more common, yet, strikingly biodiverse and beautiful, the humid rainforest.

Difficulty Rate

Great for

  • Birdwatchers
  • Nature Lovers
  • Photographers
  • Physically Challenged Passengers
  • Families with small children

Carara National Park Tour will take you into a unique ecosystem where you may see species of both, the dry tropical forest and the humid rainforest.

The hiking is easily done as it has universal access, and a lot of the walk can be made in a very even paved trail. You may be able to see

Two and three-toed sloths, Agouti Paca, Armadillo, Collared Peccaries, White-tailed Deer, Poison-arrow Frogs, and howler and capuchin monkeys.

The birdwatching is quite remarkable; you may watch the fantastic scarlet macaws, the Collared and the Fiery-billed Aracari, Great Tinamou, Chestnut-backed Antbird, Black-hooded Antshrike, Turkey vulture, Long-billed Gnatwren, Keel-billed Toucan, and by the water, the gorgeous Anhinga, Tiger-herons,  Jacanas, Pied-billed Grebes, and Boat-billed Herons.

6:30 a.m.  –  Pick Up Time

8:00 a.m.  –  Arrival at the Carara National Park, bathrooms and initial explanations

8:15 a.m.  –  Start of nature and birdwatching tour

11:00 a.m. –  Exit of the trail, bathrooms and depart National Park.

11:15 a.m. –  Tarcoles River crocodiles bridge

11:45 a.m. –  Drive to the restaurant for a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch

12:00 n     –   Lunch

2:30 p.m.  –    Arrival to Quepos


Note: All hours are approximate


All our tour guides are certified by the I.C.T. (Costa Rican Tourism Board), they are experienced naturalists and with a genuine fascination for tropical nature. They all are updating their knowledge continuously as the biological information changes sometimes by the minute.

They also carry first-class optical gear that will help you enjoy in the fantastic details of the species upon the canopy of the rainforest.

And even more important they will give you a learning fun experience that will remain with you and your party forever.


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What to wear

  • Closed shoes (Hiking boots or tennis shoes)
  • Breathing fabrics and fresh clothes (Long pants and shirts better -mosquitoes-)
  • No jeans recommended
  • Hat or cap

What to bring

  • Camera and large memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Repellent