Carara was created on April 27, 1978 as a management category of reserve and was a response to national and regional conservation of natural resources. Originally, what is now the Carara National Park was the Great Treasury Coyolar Carara National Park is located 90 kilometers from the capital, following the coastal road south between the banks of the river Tárcoles and travel time from San Jose is approximately two hours. Currently considered as a biological island because of the intense agricultural use dating back to pre-Columbian times.
Flora and Fauna
In submitting a forest transition type is protected wilderness area can be observed forest species such as wet and dry Guanacaste (Enterolobium), Cecropia (Cecropia sp), cornizuelo (Acacia Costa Rica), espavel (Anacardium excelsum) Ojoche (Brosimu costaricanum) Christopher (Platymiscium pinnatum), Garlic (Cariocar Costa Rica). You can also see a species endemic to the Central Pacific (unique in the world), like the bush cafecillo (Erytrochiton gymantum) which is very easy to observe during tours of the areas of public use, specifically in the area intensive Carara National Park. Possessing a very special habitat, you can see mammals such as bears (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), paca (Agouti paca), peccary (Tayassu peccary) or peccary, coati (Nasua narica) and others, including cats and puma and ocelot (Felis pardis).