Braulio Carrillo National Park
Braulio Carrillo National Park is one of the largest and most unexplored tropical rainforests and cloud forests national parks in Costa Rica. It is famous for its sheer size, steep valleys and canyons, high mountains, river and creeks everywhere and especially for the fact that it has large portions where the humans have never been, which is something that attracts the attention of many people. Just by driving through the park from San Jose going to the Caribbean lowlands ona sunny day one can see why it is still so unexplored, wild, secluded and mysterious,. Its geography makes it impossible for people to explore it. It is said that what normally would take 4 hours hiking in a lowland tropical rainforests, within the Braulio Carrillo limits, it can take up to two days if not more. Many people have gone lost and never shown up again in the park, they got lost fast by simply stepping out a specific trail. The nights are cold, rainy, dark and dangerous. The park limits go from the Barva Volcano and the Central Valley ( from Heredia`s outskirts to Coronado ), all the way to Guapiles in the Caribbean lowlands, and Sarapiqui`s vast plains and lowlands, to the limits of Turrialba and Irazu Volcanoes to the East. There are very few trails, and people can walk for only a few minutes through the park. The ground makes it impossible to establish longer trails. One famous project, the Rainforest Aerial Tram is located in the park`s buffer zone. We highly regard this national park as one of astonishing beauty, mystery, interest. The wildlife within Braulio Carrillo is extremely vast, from Tapir to Jaguars, monkeys, birds and most certainly plenty of still not known species.