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Crocodile Safari Expedition and Carara National Park

This is a great tour that you can take from our capital City San Jose Costa Rica. Come with us and enjoy our exclusive and unique tour with a professional naturalist tour guide, who will explain you the most important aspects of the Central Pacific Coast and will show you the rich wildlife of this fascinating region.

Your adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel, after 90 minutes’ drive from San Jose; you will arrive to Tarcoles River. Famous for its large American Crocodiles, the Tarcoles River forms the Northern border of Carara Biological Reserve on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Tarcoles River is home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations in the wild and they are very easy to admire during our 90 minutes boat tour. Get up-close with American crocodiles of all sizes, and observe an abundance of beautiful exotic birds! Enjoy spectacular rainforest scenery and cruise through dense mangrove forest canals. Spot jungle wildlife such as iguanas, lizards, and monkeys.

After the tour, enjoy a delicious typical lunch and explore the souvenir store.  Continuing our tour, a short drive to Carara National Park will allow us to get deep inside the rainforest in this unique ecosystem, where many beautiful wildlife species are common to see such as the scarlet macaw, monkeys, snakes, armadillos and more. Carara is in a transition zone between the dry zone to the North and the more humid one to the south, it has a very rich and diverse flora with more than 1,400 species of plants. Carara park is crossed by several streams, most of them permanent. During the dry season, Carara becomes an oasis of freshness and greenness. To the northeast of the park, the seasonal flooding of the river Grande de Tárcoles forms many wetlands. The largest of these areas measures 600 meters long, 40 meters wide and is 2 meters deep. These wetlands become the habitat of aquatic and wading birds as well as many reptiles and amphibians.

After this great safari, return to your hotel in San Jose.

Estimated departure from San Jose: 7.00 a.m. Estimated return to San José: 4:00 p.m.

So book go ahead and book this unique and enjoyable tour.

Child Policy:

This is a child-friendly tour.

Children under the age of 5 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age.

 – Transportation

 – Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)

–  Lunch

– Crocodile Tour

-Boat tour

-Carara National Park Entrance Fee

– Walking shoes



-Sun cream

-Mosquito repellent.