Carara Biological Reserve
Carara is a National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area located near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Carara National Park was established on April 27, 1978 as a biological reserve, but its growing popularity after 1990 forced the government to upgrade its category to national park due to the massive numbers of tourist that visited it. Thus on November 1998 Carara was upgraded to national park category.
The park protects the river basin of the Tárcoles River, near Orotina and includes one of the largest remaining populations of wild Scarlet Macaw in the country.