This was our 5th trip to Carrara with a guide in the last 13 years and we never get disappointed. After stopping by the bridge to see the 18ft crocs we spend 3-4 hr exploring. This was the first time we saw toucans and the...More
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A visit to CR wouldn't be complete without a visit to a rain forest. Carara is unusual in that it transitions from a "dry" forest to "rain" forest. Thanks to our private guide, AntonioVindas, we saw animals we never would have spotted on our own,...More
We had an excellent tour of Carara National Park with an excellent tour guide. We had been to Manuel Antonio the previous day which we felt was very crowded with groups of 15 or more wandering noisily around. In Carara we were all by ourselves...More
We visited the Carara National Park in early morning. Pleasant walking trail with lots of things to see. The interesting mix of coastal and mountain fauna. We watched as a group of Spider monkeys swing and play through the trees. We saw several Scarlet Macaws.
Nice, easy walking trails in a neat ecosystem. We saw lots of black/green poisonous dart frogs, iguanas of all sizes. We did not take a guide, but if you can afford one it would be a good way to learn about this special ecosystem. Don't...More
We liked Carara better than Manuel Antonio. But, don't consider doing the park without a guide. We used Maurice, who has a great sense of humor and is a bird expert. He knew exactly where to find specific birds, and could spot things we couldn't...More
We hired a guide for a two-hour birdwatching tour and he took us to the remote northern part of the park where you need to tip someone to watch your car for you. He pointed out three sloths for us, including a mom and her...More
We saw anteaters, aras, tucans, reptils, monkeys and a lot of other small animals. For this pleasant roundtrip we needed about 3 hours.