Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica
Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica bears the name of meritorious Dr. Braulio Carillo, a benefactor and the third national president elected in Costa Rica. The park is located in one of the most difficult regions to access in the country; almost all land is made up of skyscrapers Mountain of volcanic origin.
The flora of the park is composed by green and thick vegetation, with a very complex structure. The composition of the forest changes depending on environmental conditions, such as terrain, drainage, temperature, and precipitation levels.
Braulio Carrillo National Park is considered of great importance because it protects many of the streams that are born and flows through the Central Valley. With its high and rugged mountains, lush forests, two extinct volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, winding rivers, and its wonderful rain forest, the travel trough this park can be an unforgettable experience for those who love nature.
The park is a habitat for more than 500 species of birds, 6000 species of trees and plants and over 135 species of animals. The Braulio Carrillo National Park is the home of the magnificent Quetzal and also the habitat of two almost extinguished species of trees, the palm tree, and the tepezcuintle. The toucans, iguanas, eagles, jaguars, tapirs, and monkeys are some of the birds and animals that can be seen throughout the park. You can also find in this park the Bushmaster, the most poisonous snake in Central and South America.
Braulio Carillo National Park is located 20 kilometers north-east of San Jose, the most visited section is in the south of the park, accessible by road to the Atlantic coast or by the town of Siquirres. It has an area of 45,899 hectares.