48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species
Known as one of the country’s many fascinating national parks, the Carara National Park is located on the Pacific coast, nearby the small town of Jaco. This incredible protected area measures about 4,700 Hectares and is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species. This place is unique because the Amazonian and Mesoamerican ecosystems converge here to form a diferent biological reserve where the dry climates of the Pacific North meet the humid ones of the Southern coast creating an important ecological transition zone and idal habitat of birds like the Scarlet Macaw. The Big Tarcoles River is also an important spot in the area. Being one of the four rivers that ends in the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific Ocean, it offers the visitor the opportunity to observe American Crocodiles (Crocodylae, C.acutus), with sizes over the four meters long.