Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park
Just one hour away is one of the best zip line parks in Costa Rica. The Superman will get your heart racing. Other activities on-site and lunch.
“Our hacienda is 5 minutes driving to the beach! We provide boogie boards for you to use. ”
“Situated at the mouth of the Río Tárcoles, the 52-sq-km Parque Nacional Carara (ad- mission Us$10; h 7am-3pm Dec-Mar, 8am-4pm Apr-Nov) is only 50km southeast of Puntar- enas by road or about 90km west of San José via the Orotina highway. Straddling the transition between the dry forests of Costa Rica’s northwest and the sodden rainforests of the southern Pacific lowlands, this nation- al park is a biological melting pot of the two. Acacias intermingle with strangler figs, and cacti with deciduous kapok trees, creating heterogeneity of habitats with a blend of wildlife to match. Carara is the famed home to one of Cos- ta Rica’s most charismatic bird species, the scarlet macaw. While catching a glimpse of this tropical wonder is a rare proposition in most of the country, macaw sightings are virtually guaranteed at Carara. And, of course, there are more than 400 other avian species flitting around the canopy, as well as Costa Rica’s largest crocodiles in the wa- terways – it’s best to leave your swimming trunks at home! The park’s three trails can easily be ex- plored in half a day; come early to maximize wildlife sightings. The dry season from December to April is the easiest time to go, though the animals are still here in the wet months. March and April are the driest months. Rainfall is al- most 3000mm annually, which is less than in the rainforests further south. It’s fairly hot, with average temperatures of 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82°F), but it’s cooler within the rain- forest. An umbrella is important in the wet season and occasionally needed in the dry months. Make sure you have insect repellent.”