This national park is named after Dr. Braulio Carillo worthy, a national benefactor and third president-elect of Costa Rica. The park is one of the most difficult access regions of the country, most of the land consists of mountainous volcanic skyscrapers. The park's vegetation is green and thick vegetation, with a very complex structure. Forest composition changes depending on environmental conditions such as terrain, drainage, temperature and precipitation levels. Most of the park consists of primary forest with old trees, heliconias and a large amount of palm trees.
Braulio Carillo National Park is located 20 kilometers northeast of San Jose, the most visited section is south of the park, accessible by road to the Atlantic coast or the people of Siquirres.