Carara National Park is a famous park for its population of Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao), and also because it’s the place where the transition between dry and wet forest occurs. The park is extremely popular for tourists due to its close proximity to Jaco. This park has a unique combination of typical dry forest plants mixed with wet forest species. The park is located in the Tárcoles river basin, near Jacó and Orotina. Originally it was a Biological Reserve, but in 1998 it was declared a National Park. Whenever you travel by the road next to the park, take a look at the sky and you will probably become one of the few fortunate people that see macaws flying free in the wild.
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