Staircase leading to a waterfall in Costa Rica

This Costa Rica National Park Is A Must-Visit For Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Katie Downey


Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica is nestled amidst the canopies of cloud forests and the vibrant biodiversity of rainforests, all at the base of the majestic mountains.
The rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park spans a staggering 117,300 acres, and the highway that winds through the park offers a tantalizing glimpse into the untamed jungle.
There are a handful of hiking trails in the park. Visitors can take a shorter trail to a waterfall or even go on a four-day hike to explore the extinct Barva Volcano's crater.
The vast, protected forest is a haven for over 515 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, and a myriad of invertebrates, reptiles, and amphibians that visitors can see.
Along with hiking and wildlife-watching, visitors can take a zipline or enjoy the sights and sounds as they slowly cruise the forest by way of a family-friendly aerial tram.