If you are looking to see the wildlife of Costa Rica on your next cruise stop in Punta Arenas, then, this is your best choice. Carara tropical rain-forest & Crocodile river tour are great places to see the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
The park is home to the biggest population of the Scarlet Macaws, their elegance and beauty mesmerize anyone who sees them. Also is a bird-watching paradise for photographers and birdwatchers such us; trogons, toucans, hummingbirds, antbirds, manikins; 3 species of monkeys, agoutis, frogs among others.
The Park counts with different trails to walk depending on available time and physical conditions. Moreover, It is the first national park in having a universal access trail, as well as, stations to rest while our expert guides explain the dynamism of the tropical rain-forest, where visitors with some limitation of mobility can live the experience of being in the forest.
Your next stop is the crocodile riverboat tour. This adventure will be in tarcoles river located only 10 minutes away from the Park. Well-known in Central America for being the habitat to the American Crocodiles, some of them with different sizes and up to 18 feet long. This Safari will allow you to have a close up of these prehistoric reptiles that have been on earth for over 100 million years. the river boasts a wide variety of wading birds and some of them are endemic, such as the American pygmy kingfisher, the rare boat-billed heron, the beautiful roseate spoonbills, and migratory great blue heron. In fact, this river tour will let you see up to 59 species of birds that have been reported in the area.
*Carara has accessible trails for people with some type of limitation of mobility *
¿What to bring?
- Long pants
- Tennis-hiking shoes
- Insect repellent
- Additional water