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Braulio Carrillo National Park



Located north east from the Central Valley (about 50 minutes from Resort Martino), above the Central Volcanic Mountain range, between the solids of Poás and Irazú volcanoes. Includes the Barva and Cacho Negro volcanoes, extends from the Alto de La Palma (Moravia) up to the biologic Station La Selva (Sarapiquí).

This area is located in one of the most irregular topography zone. The view is constituted by high mountains covered by dense forests and innumerable rivers. The topography and high precipitation, about 4.500mm annual average, give place to infinitive of waterfalls.

The park has several inactive volcanoes. The Cacho Negro very visible by its conifer shape and the Barva with several craters, the Barva lagoon, round of 70mts of diameter and fresh water, and the Danta lagoon of 500 Mts. of diameter. The Tres Marías hills that you can observe very clearly since San José City.

The vegetation of the park is the one of an always-green forest of great flower dense. The forest present varieties according to the environment conditions, topography, drainage, temperature, cloudy and precipitation.

The highest forests with mayor amount of species are located on the lowest parts. In the highest and broken parts the tees are smaller and the number of species is less. The mayor part of the forest is cover by a primary forest, in which exist about 6.000 of plants species that represent the half of the total species in the country. The manú, caoba, oak, caobilla and gavilan are very common.

You can also found tha botarrama, the ceiba, the yos, the lorito and the ojoche, other species although are in danger of extinction, like the nazareno, el jícaro, the palmito dulce and the súrtuba. In the highest parts of the park specific in Barva Volcano the flora is characteristic of a cloudy forest, with species like the ciprecillo, candelillo, whit oak and cedrillo.

The park presents a great variety of wildlife. You can notice the rich bird wild represented in almost 515 bird's species between residents and migrations. You can observe the king of the zopilotes, the umbrella bird, the linnet and quetzal.

Between the mammals species you will find the white face monkeys, the danta, the puma and jaguar, the saíno, the bear, the martilla, the cabro del monte, the guatusa and coyote. Also you can found species en danger of extinction because of the hunting like the pavón and tepezcuinte. The frogs are very common in this area.

Braulio Carrillo is apporximately a 1 hour drive from Resort Martino.

Price per person (with minimum of 2)
between $80 and $100

Pick up: 7:30am
Drop off:
2:00pm

Resort Martino works with several public and private tour operators. Please provide us with the dates of your stay and the number of people in your group for details and availability!

Day Tours
HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
POAS VOLCANO
BIRD SANCTUARY

LA PAZ WATERFALLS

SHOPPING AT SARCHI
SPORTFISHING
RAFTING
CANOPY TOURS
EQUESTRIAN FANTASY
HORSEBACK RIDING
COFFEE TOURS
GOLF
GEMSTONE SHOPPING
BUNGEE JUMPING
SAN JOSE CITY TOUR
Volcano Tours
ARENAL VOLCANO
POAS VOLCANO
IRAZU VOLCANO
Rain Forest/Jungle

LA SELVA
CORCOVADO
BRAULIO CARRILLIO
CARARA
MANUEL ANTONIO
TORTUGUERO
MONTEVERDE

Beaches
MANUEL ANTONIO
TORTUGA ISLAND
PUNTA LEONA


 

 

Fact
According to The National Geographic,
La Garita de Alajuela, Costa Rica,
has one of the three best climates in the world:
dry, with a light breeze, with a temperature varying only
from 65 - 80 Fahrenheit.


For More Information Call Toll Free

from Usa and Canada
1-888-886-5042

from Costa Rica
Tel ++(506) 433-8382 - Fax ++(506) 433-9052

In front of ZooAve - La Garita - Alajuela
P.O.BOX 2203-4050 Costa Rica


martino@racsa.co.cr


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