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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

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North Of San Jose 19 km, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Great stop in the middle of the jungle. It has a ranger station with WC, drinking water and advice of what to search for. We strongly recommend to avoid the upper part of the park as we visited it 3 times and didn´t see a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank thomasmatuska
Reviewed 14 August 2018

As I understand it, this is the only national park in Costa Rica in which there is a road for passengers to drive through. It will lead you to the Irazú Volcano, Sarapiqui river, trams, zip lining, river rafting, restaurants, shops, villages and farms along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Drove though on a way to an activity. Did not have time to stop and hike but the scenery driving through was beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We made the tough drive up through the Barva entrance. The rangers were helpful and let us borrow their walking sticks. We were the only people in the park as the weather wasn't great. Its a challenging hike and I'm sure the view of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I took a taxi to the ranger station and it was pouring and extremely foggy to the point that I was wondering if it was a good idea to go at all but I am very happy I did! There are two (really short) routes,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ella S
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

My life partner was killed when a rotten tree fell. We were not advised that we should get out when it rains. Maintenance of the trails should trail should include checking on the health and safety of the trees around the trails. Ranger station didn’t...More

Date of experience: June 2018
12  Thank TenaciousMuncher
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We enjoyed getting close to nature and taking the tram ride. It took -1/2 hours on the ride. Difficult for someone suffering from a bad back, but very beautiful. We also saw the Butterfly Conservatory and the beautiful flowers.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

One of our favorite spots in Costa Rica, we began and ended our stay with hikes in this park. Make sure to hike trails on both sides of the freeway.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank davensiv
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We took a bus journey from San Jose to our meeting point for the boat trip to our lodge in Tortuguero, and there was so much to see all the way along on the bus.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This park is a hidden gem. They have just a few short walks to take, but it is was so nice to be away from the crowds! If you are planning or wanting a long walk, this is not the place to go. Finding the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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23 March 2019|
Response from VeCesarAugusto | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In my opinion it is safe. I think that you won't have any problem. Have a nice trip.