Full-Day Carara National Park and Tarcoles River Tour

Full-Day Carara National Park and Tarcoles River Tour

Our company focuses on going beyond what first meets the eye, this means that we'll guide you through the jungle with a naturalist spirit, full of curiosity and wonder.
We have designed this experience to go deep into the tropical forest and also have a dose of relaxing but exciting time while jumping on a boat ride that will leave you amazed by the biodiversity and richness of a mostly overlooked destination.
We carefully design every stop in order to support local families and businesses to get you closer to the costarican culture and to let our Pura Vida lifestyle embrace you.

• The only birdwatching and wildlife One Day Tour to Carara National Park
• Walk the trails of the most important forest in the Central Pacific side-by-side with our biologists
• Embark with us on a boat journey
• Relax at a secret beach
• A percentage of the earnings goes to Funga Conservation, a non-profit foundation.
• Small-group tour with a maximum of 4 people ensures an intimate experience

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Carara National Park, Highway 34, Carara Costa Rica

Unveil the complex ecology of the flora and fauna at the Rainforest of Carara National Park.

We will hike through the National Park Trails ranging from secondary forest to primary and old-growth forest.

The canopy will reach more than 40m high with huge wild-cashew trees and figs watching us from above.

This worldwide acclaimed destination for birdwatchers is also full of other vertebrates like mammals (monkeys, agoutis, deers...), amphibians, reptiles, and a myriad of invertebrates dwelling on the forest litter.

You will be in the shoes of an XVIII century naturalist, asking yourself important questions about nature, ecology and contemplating in-depth the magic of the tropics.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour, From the Tarcoles, police station head 2 km north to our entrance to the rigth, Provincia de Puntarenas, Tarcoles, 61102, Costa Rica

Tarcoles river is regarded as the most polluted River basin in Central America, one recognition that we costaricans feel very ashamed of. However, we will navigate the Tarcoles river mouth into a mangrove forest where the wetlands will show us all their biodiversity and hopefully start changing the fate of this wonderful place.

Bring your binoculars because we will spot dozens of amazing birds, crocodiles, and other types of lizards on this relaxing but exciting experience with local boatmen.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Provincia de Puntarenas, Agujas, Costa Rica

We will finish our day with a tropical beachfront landscape. We'll listen to the sound of waves calming our spirit and of course, dip our feet into the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 10 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"

Start Time: 06:30 AM
Duration: 8 To 12 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up from any hotel or location in San José City or surroundings. If you have any
doubts about your hotel pick-up please contact us

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Telescope for birdwatching

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • National Park Entrance Fee (Non-residents $12 must by paid w/ credit or debit card)
  • Crocodile and Bird-watching Boat Tour through Tarcoles River ($28 must be paid in cash)


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