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#8 of 23 national parks in Costa Rica

Best trails in Braulio Carrillo National Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Braulio Carrillo National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Braulio Carillo National Park is located in the Central Volcanic Range, the park is one of the largest protected areas in Costa Rica. It extends across almost 45,000 ha and includes seven different habits. The landscape has high mountains covered with forests, canyons, volcanoes, and waterfalls. This incredible landscape is home to more than 135 species of animals, 6000 species of trees and plants, and 500 types of birds. Visitors may see toucans, jaguars, tapirs and monkeys. Beware that the venomous viper, Bushmaster, also is found here. The important feature of the park is the orange stream, called Rio Sucio or ‘Dirty River’ which gets its name from the sulfur deposits from the volcano Irazu. There is a lot to do including several hiking trails throughout the park. Fees: ¢ 1000 13+ national and resident visitors ¢ 500 national and resident children (2 to 12 years old) $ 12 Non-resident over 13 years $ 5 Non-residents children (2 to 12 years old)

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Map of trails in Braulio Carrillo National Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Volcán Barva
Braulio Carrillo National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Volcán Barva is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature triShow more
#2 - Zurqui Trail
Braulio Carrillo National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Zurqui Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more