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Things to do in Carara

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“1.5 HOURS FROM THE VILLA Situated at the mouth of the Río Tárcoles, the 52-sq-km Parque Nacional Carara (ad- mission Us$10; h 7am-3pm Dec-Mar, 8am-4pm Apr-Nov). ACTIVITIES: Wildlife-Watching, Hiking. TARCOLES ARROUD: 1. Catarata Manantial de Agua Viva(2645-1017; admission Us$20; 81m-3pm) This 200m-high waterfall is claimed to be the highest in the country. 2. Pura Vida Gardens & Waterfalls gardens (2645-1001; www.puravidagarden.com; adult/ under 10yr Us$20/10; h 8am-5pm) Just before the village of Bijagual, this private botanical garden offers great vistas of Manantial de Agua Viva cascading down the side of a cliff. 3. Jungle Crocodile Safari(2637-0656; www.junglecrocodilesafari.com. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Park
“They offer a unique and special mix of eco adventure tours consisting of ATV tours, canopy zip line, waterfall rappelling in the heart of the jungle, a horseback ride through 3+kms of primary rainforest or getting a blast of adrenaline from their extreme canyoning extravaganzas.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality
“A lovely drive in the mountains to a small town - away from the crowds and the views are simply stunning!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Botanical Garden and WaterFall. Hundreds of native plants tropical flowers and birds. There is another waterfall that is near here. There is a sign and the only charge is for the guy that will take care of your car. He will be able to direct you to the falls. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Calle Hermosa is a safe and nature surrounded place. It is located near to places like: Jaco beach, Esterillos Beach, Bejuco Beach, Manuel Antonio. Additional to this activities like: hiking, yoga, surf, snorkeling, Horse rides and local gastronomy are only few of the things you can experience in this small town. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“On the way to Jacó and Hermosa, park entrance is on the main road, but hidden between trees and brush, cars are always parked in the side of the road. Check Google maps for exact location. ”
  • 4 locals recommend