NATIONAL PARK BRAULIO CARRILLO

NATIONAL PARK BRAULIO CARRILLO

This park is named after Dr. Braulio Carrillo, a national benefactor and the third president of Costa Rica. The park lies in one of the most rugged regions in the country. Almost the entire terrain is a jumble of towering volcanic mountains. he vegetation in the park consist of a very thick evergreen forest with a highly complex structure. The composition of the forest changes depending on environmental conditions, such as terrain, drainage, temperature, cloud cover and rainfall. Most of the park is covered with primary forest, trees ferns, heliconias and a large number of palm trees. There is a wealth of wildlife, especially birds. Some of the resident mammals are howler, spider and white-faced monkeys, tapir, jaguar, puma, paca, white-tailed deer, porcupine and sloths. Braulio Carrillo National Park is located 20 kilometers northeast of San José. The part of Braulio Carrillo that most people see is the southern area on either side of the Siquirres Highway on the Atlantic Coast. Size: 45.899 hectares. Distance from San José: 23 kilometers. Trails: Yes. Dry Season: From the two last weeks of December through April.