Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo Sector Volcán Barva

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Place Category: AttractionsPlace Tags: flora and fauna, forest, hiking, lagoons, national park, one day tour, outdoor activities, trails, viewpoints, and wildlife

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  • It is located to the north of the Central Valley, on the Central Volcanic Mountain range, between the massifs of the Poás and Irazú Volcanoes. The Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo is one of the largest protected areas in Costa Rica with 50,000 hectares and is located in one of the areas with the steepest topography in the country. The landscape is made up of high mountains densely covered with forests and a great quantity of canyons through which rivers and streams of great importance run the production of hydroelectric energy. Inhabitants include more than 500 species of birds including resplendent quetzals, bare-necked umbrella bird, snowcap, brown-billed scythe bill, among many others. On the lower Caribbean slopes, tanagers and hummingbirds are particularly easy to spot. Over 150 of mammals including howler and white faced capuchin monkeys, tapirs, Depp’s squirrel, white-nosed coati, northern tamandua, jaguars and many others invite you to explore their homes within the forest. Specifically in the sector of the Barva Volcano, there are several lagoons of volcanic origin, the most attractive being the Barva Lagoon, there is also access to the Copey Lagoon, whose water temperature is similar to the Barva Lagoon. In the other hand, the hiking trails are the main event in Braulio Carrillo National Park, what makes it one of the unique walking opportunities to have the change to contrast the flora and fauna at different elevations.

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