Carara National Park - Accessible Hiking Trail

5 hours

Outdoor activity

Spot native wildlife in the jungle
Carara National Park
The Visitor Center
The Visitor Center
The accessible pathway through the jungle

Experience description

Trek through Jacó's Carara National Park and explore the rainforest in a way you never thought possible. This early morning hike is your chance to see the only transitional forest of the Central Pacific, where you'll be able to see where species from the dry and humid f...Trek through Jacó's Carara National Park and explore the rainforest in a way you never thought possible. This early morning hike is your chance to see the only transitional forest of the Central Pacific, where you'll be able to see where species from the dry and humid forests interact and thrive. Not only is it unique for its environment, but it's also Costa Rica's first national park with a paved and universally accessible path.

You'll start your journey by arriving via accessible transportation and be immediately immersed in tropical flora and fauna. As you witness the unique relationship between these rainforest species, you'll receive expert guidance from rangers with over 30 years of experience. On your walk, you'll see be able to go bird watching and animals like the scarlet macaw. You'll also get the chance to see exactly why Carara National Park is referred to as the ""River of lizards"" in the indigenous Huetar language.

Each information point on the trail will features resources available for people with disabilities, including Braille language, optical maps, sculptures, QR codes, textured tiles for changes in the route, sound devices, signs, diagrams in Spanish and English, and much more. These features and the trail's minimal gradient make this an accessible journey for seniors, children, and people with reduced mobility itching to see Costa Rica's unique biodiversity.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Guides / staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathroom available in only one stop of the activity

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

    There are smooth floors and pathways

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

From $170 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

Request to book

    1. Starting point: You will be picked up from your hotel

      09:00 AM

      Transfer in van

      30 minutes

    2. 2

      Carara National Park

      4 hours

      Transfer in van

      30 min

    3. End point: You will be taken back to your hotel

      02:00 PM

    Keeping you safe during COVID-19

    • Cleaning measures

      Enhanced cleaning protocol

    • Safety measures

      Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

    • Social distancing measures

      Social distancing measures in place

      What's included

    • Admission

    • Tour Guides

    • Assistants

    • Ground transportation

    • Parking

    • Accessible transportation

      What's not included

    • Insurance

    Important information

    • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

    • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

    • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

    • Spoken language(s): English, Spanish.

    • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

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