Carara’s 13,000-acre park comprehends a transitional forest of both dry and tropical rainforest. Visitors admire Costa Rica’s national tree, the umbrella-shaped Guanacaste as well as some of tallest trees in the country like the Kapok and Wild Cashew that can grow 200 feet.
The trails in the park feature thick forest that remain unchanged for thousands of years filled with ancient trees, vines and dense shady canopies blocking out the light. The earlier you get there, the best chance to see white-faced, howler and spider monkeys swing through the canopy looking for fruit like. Scarlet macaws fly through the forest, perching on royal palms and squabbling over fruit among the park’s 400 other species of birds. Sloths, peccaries, agoutis, coatis, basilisk lizards and boa constrictors are just a few of the other animals dwelling in the park.
The tour is guided by Sergio or one of his team guides. He is one of the best Bird Watcher Tour Guides in the zone. He is one of the favorites to show you around and is very respected for his knowledge, experience, professionalism and most importantly his love for nature. Let him walk you through the park while spotting for you, many flora and wildlife treasures that you would not even imagine.
In this private tour, Sergio or the corresponding professional guide will pick you up at the time you would like to arrange, which is preferably at 6:30am but you can schedule at a different time if you wish. He will take you to the Admissions Entrance where you will be paying for the entrance fee. Right away he will start the tour sharing his knowledge of the area and expertise.
It takes approximately 2 to 3 hours depending on your endurance or interest in knowledge on the wildlife and ecosystem of the park.
After finish, the guide will take you either back to your hotel or he can drop you off at a nearby restaurant if you like to.
Price per person
Park fee per person
Deposit per person
Tour departure time
What to bring
(2 people minimum)
payable at admissions
Open 7: 00am to 4:00pm
Closed on Mondays
6:30am for birdwatchers
Any time until 2pm for general wildlife experience
Bilingual naturalistic guide with telescope, 2 to 3 hour exploration, private transportation within Jaco, Herradura and Hermosa area.
Comfortable clothing preferably light long sleeves shirt, pants, sneakers footwear, hat, insect repellent, camera, water.