The park is situated in a unique location between the Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats in a transition zone of Costa Rica by the varied flora and fauna habitat of each respective port . It is truly a special place in Costa Rica , you can see on a visit to our hotel in Jaco . The park's name , taken from Native Huétar means crocodile. Anyone who visits the meaning of the name include Tarcoles River (Rio Tarcoles ), which forms the northern boundary of the park is inhabited by crocodiles round.On this tour most of the year is likely to see other wildlife animals , including white - face capuchin monkeys and scarlet macaws migrate daily from within the forest cover of Jaco dense mangroves near the mouth of the Tarcoles , near Jaco Beach, where generally downward . If the bands of color in the sky left by the macaws are not attractive enough , birdwatchers will enjoy toucans , parrots, aracaris , kingfishers , herons , which bloom in coastal mangroves . Other animals in the park are the peccaries , anteaters and Dendrobates temporarily jump around the track of the tropical jungle.
Carara National Park is just 9.3 miles (15 km ) north of the hotel in Jaco . Several miles of trails are open to the public. Early morning is the best time to see the many birds that inhabit the park , especially macaws.
There are two hiking trails in Carara National Park and tour. Aroids Nature Trail 2.7 miles from the guard is parallel to the Rio Grande de Tarcoles and has branches in Laguna short meanders and wetlands . There is also a shorter runway landing.