Biological Reserve is one of Costa Rica's most biologically-diverse
National Parks. It is home to an enormous variety of plants, birds and
animals, including about 300 Scarlet Macaws.
Carara is located on the
Central Pacific Coast, about 30 minutes North of Jaco. It is in a transitional
zone rainforest area: it is between the dry North Pacific Coast and
the very wet South Pacific Coast. Thus, Carara features plant and animal
species from both areas. This means there is a tremendous abundance
of wildlife in this area.
Thousands of species of
trees, heliconias, tillandsia, orchids, insects, mammals and birds live
in Carara. Some of these species are native only to the Central Pacific
Our professional guide will
lead you through this spectacular primary rainforest reserve on a non-strenuous
1.5 - 2 hour guided hike. We regularly see white-faced (Capuchin) monkeys,
Howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, sloths and hundreds of different plant
and animal species.
The trails in Carara are
accessible by almost everyone and are not strenuous. They are generally
in good condition and not steep.