Carara National Park is located within the Turrubares and Garabito cantons of the provinces of San José and Puntarenas. The main entrance is located 2 kilometers south of the Rio Grande de Tárcoles bridge.
Carara National Park, which in the indigenous language Huetar means “River of lizards”, has the only transitional forest of the Central Pacific, which translates into diversity of flora and fauna, where species of dry and humid forests converge. This National Park is a world-known ornithological destination because it has very diverse avifauna, where the Red Macaw (Aramacao) stands out, a species that is in danger of extinction.
It is the first national park to have a universal access path, where the visitor can experience the experience of being inside the forest, know endemic species and large trees.