Carara National Park

34, Costa Rica
11 reviews

Conveniently located a short drive away with a variety of animals, flora and fauna along with crocodile tours

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  • 1
    12.53 mi

    Los Amigos

    12.53 mi from Carara National Park
    9 reviews

    Good food and music at night always makes this place a blast!

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  • 2
    11.39 mi

    Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort

    11.39 mi from Carara National Park
    7 reviews

    A great arrival or first night gathering spot. The Hook Up Restaurant above the Marina with incredible views and great food and drinks is the perfect spot to soak in that you have arrived! From Pizza, steak, burgers and great American dishes to authentic Costa Rican Cuisine and some of the best Ceviche around this place is perfect to spend ...

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  • 3
    6.15 mi

    Tarcoles Bridge

    6.15 mi from Carara National Park
    7 reviews

    The only crocodiles that we saw in Costa Rica we have seen from this bridge. Great attraction for free!

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    12.37 mi


    12.37 mi from Carara National Park
    5 reviews

    No worries for cash. A 2.00 fee for each transaction last time I was there but easy to find and several around town and at the Los Suenos Marriot resort in Herradura 5 miles up the road.

  • 5
    12.55 mi

    Costa rica

    12.55 mi from Carara National Park
    5 reviews

    Costa Rica is considered as the happiness Country. Enjoy our tropical weather all year, sunsets, jungle tours, etc.

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  • 6
    9.8 mi

    Auto Mercado Shopping Center

    9.8 mi from Carara National Park
    5 reviews

    Inka Grill, American-style supermarket, Optical store, Subway, Pizza Hut, Ice Cream Parlor, Bank/ATM, Shops, More...

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    17.45 mi

    Zoo Ave

    17.45 mi from Carara National Park
    5 reviews

    This is a great tropical zoo, located about 35 minutes away.

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  • 8
    13.25 mi

    Crocodile Man Tour

    13.25 mi from Carara National Park
    4 reviews

    One of our guests' favorites: This is the closest you're going to get to a huge 2 ton crocodile in the wild (not even in a zoo). You can literally touch the crocodile (someone did in our boat and the crocodile just slipped away). They feed the crocodile inches away with her mouth wide open. The boat seats are close ...

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  • 9
    17.76 mi

    Boca Barranca

    17.76 mi from Carara National Park
    3 reviews

    One of the longest lefts in the world, this is just about my favorite surf break anywhere. Surfing here made me a longboard convert, even though its just not the same experience anywhere else. One word of caution, watch out for the crocs if you get too close to the river mouth!

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  • 10
    12.45 mi

    City Cinema

    12.45 mi from Carara National Park
    2 reviews

    Ok another 5 star. Catch a movie while your there. Small and quaint - but what ain't here in Costa Rica?

  • 11
    12.59 mi

    Farmacia la Económica

    12.59 mi from Carara National Park
    2 reviews

    There are many good ones... most have an English speaking Pharmacist who can diagnose and dispense 'Stateside prescription medicines' over the counter.

  • 12
    15.15 mi

    Auto Mercado

    15.15 mi from Carara National Park
    2 reviews

    Modern air conditioned grocery store.

  • 13
    12.55 mi


    12.55 mi from Carara National Park
    2 reviews

    Of the operators and tour guides in Jaco Beach, these guys are probably the best. At least the most honest (which is really a plus); meaning not looking to rip you off. THey have all sorts of activities that you can choose. If you are not of the feint of heart, I would check out the ATV tour. They take ...

  • 14
    18.39 mi


    18.39 mi from Carara National Park
    1 review

    An authentic "Tico" mountain town. Visit the local farmer's market, sample the local cuisine. You can travel the whole world and you will never meet friendlier people than the local Costa Ricans...

  • 15
    10.61 mi

    HRG Office

    10.61 mi from Carara National Park
    1 review

    1-506-2637-8484 office Vacation Rentals, Sportfishing, Massages, Tour desk, R E, Transfer, Catering & more Your front desk: Located on Herradura Beach Road From the intersection of Costanera highway and Herradura beach rd (Shopping center Herradura)1 km West, right hand side. Open 8AM-5PM

  • 16
    12.37 mi

    Bus Station

    12.37 mi from Carara National Park
    1 review

    Inexpensive, dependable travel

  • 17
    18.17 mi

    Gulf of Nicoya

    18.17 mi from Carara National Park
    1 review

    The Gulf boasts marine and coastal areas, including wetlands, jagged rocky islands and cliffs, extensive mangrove habitat, and significant biodiversity.

  • 18
    18.26 mi

    Fiesta Papusas restaurant

    18.26 mi from Carara National Park
    1 review

    – serves pupusas Pupusas are a think corn tortilla that is stuffed with a variety of ingredients, most commonly, cheese, pork, and refried beans. You can choose what you would like inside your pupusa. Directions: From the gas station, in the direction of the airport, 1 mile on the right hand side, right beside Don Yayos restaurant.

  • 19
    34.17 mi

    Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

    34.17 mi from Carara National Park
    17 reviews

    Although there isn't a whole lot to do or see in Costa Rica's capital, the Teatro Nacional is a truly exceptional landmark, considered the finest building in the city. The interior is incredibly beautiful and intricately decorated as you may have seen in other European palaces.

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  • 20
    34.83 mi

    Ruinas de Ujarrás

    34.83 mi from Carara National Park
    3 reviews

    Nice place if you are looking for a place where you can go for a picnic day, even if you want to go to a restaurant there are many restaurants near the area. There is also a great place if you're interested in history and nature.

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