Braulio Carrillo National Park
Travel 9,842 feet from the lowest point to the highest point in Barulio Carrillo National Park. This altitude change offers several distinct life zones — tropical lowland forest to high-altitude cloud forest. With over 530 species of birds, bird watchers are sure to delight and with 135 mammal species, the biodiversity of this park is amazing.
The park is relatively unmaintained and untravelled. Of the three ranger stations, only 2, Quebrada Gonzales and Barva, offer sanitary facilities and potable water.
The Los Botarramas & El Ciebo trails are between 0.6 - 1.25 miles, are steep, wet and uneven. The Puesto Barva to the La Selva Protected Zone trail is difficult, long and about a 4 day trek under good conditions.
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Rio Sucio photo above
courtesy of Tim Ross