San José,Costa Rica Quepos, Manuel Antonio(+506) 60592038



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Carara National Park and Tarcoles river 

Carara is one of the birders favorite parks in CR, considered one of the best spots in the Central Pacific and one of the best options for a full day of birding.

This National Park is located in the Central Pacific and is bordered by Tarcoles river. This is where two different ecosystems converge, the tropical dry forets and tropical humid rainforest, this wonderful meeting produces high biodiversity.Inside the protected area we visit different easy walk trails, the “Universal | Quebrada bonita and Laguna meandrica” all of them in very good conditions.. the paths offers good bird sighting, wildlife in general and stunning vegetation like giant Wild cashew and Fig trees.

Chesnut-backed Antbirds, Cocoa Woodcreepers, Great Tinamous, Orange-collared Manakins, Streak-chested Antpitta, Black-faced Antthrush, Yellow-throated Toucans and Scarlet Macaws are some of the species that this intense ecosystems produces..After birding the north and south part of the Park we are going to board the boat at Tarcoles river, this 2hrs boat tour offers great chances to see – photograph Kingfishers, Hawks, Roseate Spoonbill, Herons, Boat-billled Herons and some Mangrove species including the endemic Mangrove Hummingbird.

This Central Pacific gem has a friendly Universal wheelchair accesible trail, designed at all age groups, children, the elderly or persons with walking difficulty.

Carara vicinity, Cerro lodge and Villa Lapas roads are excellent options to catch some open areas species including Gartered Trogons, Turquoise-browed Motmots, Parrots, Woodpeckers and Euphonias.

Minimum 2 persons required, for single or private group tours please send your request, we would love to personalize your experience. 

Included: roundtrip transportation – Manuel Antonio and Quepos area, entrance fee, certified naturalist guide + professional assistance taking pictures and videos with smartphones + swarovski spotting scope (digiscoping technique)




Full day
18 + Age
  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    5:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    5:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing, long pants, hiking or tennis shoes, hat.
Departure time 5:00am
Brief coffee stop
Birding at Carara vicinity - open spaces
Birding north trail
Birding south trails
Typical lunch break
Birding in Tarcoles river - private boat tour
Return time 5:30pm