Grande de Tarcoles - A River full of crocodiles in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

While going towards Jaco from San Jose city of Costa Rica, our guide made sure that we cross through Grande de Tarcoles river, which is known for it's Crocodiles with varied sizes. The more interesting fact is that you can easily see all these reptiles from a bridge and don't need to put lot of efforts to locate them. During our visit, we easily located a dozen of Crocodiles. This blogpost shares more about Grande de Tarcoles river, how to reach here from different cities of Costa Rica and main things to do around this place.   Other blogpost from Costa Rica - Irazu Volcano National Park - Must visit place around San Jose & Cartago cities of Costa Rica

While going towards Jaco from San Jose city of Costa Rica, our guide made sure that we cross through Grande de Tarcoles river, which is known for it's Crocodiles with varied sizes. The more interesting fact is that you can easily see all these reptiles from a bridge and don't need to put lot of efforts to locate them. During our visit, we easily located a dozen of Crocodiles. This blogpost shares more about Grande de Tarcoles river, how to reach here from different cities of Costa Rica and main things to do around this place. 


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How to reach Grande de Tárcoles river from San Jose city of Costa Rica :

This post talks a lot about commuting within Costa Rica with appropriate pros and cons in terms of time, money & convenience.  

If I specifically talk about best ways to reach Grande de Tarcoles , I would say - drive or take a taxi or visit this place along with others in some sort of guided tour. Chose your own option and for more details I would recommend checking this blogpost


Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Things not to miss in & around Jaco Town of Costa Rica - Beaches, Birds & Landscapes    Grande de Tarcoles River is a habitat for American crocodiles, while the marshes located at the river's mouth have many waterfowls and wading birds. Among the many herons and egrets are the boatbill and bare-throated tiger heron. Some of the other birds found here include double-striped thick-knee, mangrove warbler and American pygmy kingfisher.    Related Blogpost - Basilica of Los Angeles - Most beautiful place to explore in Cartago, Costa Rica


Grande de Tarcoles River is a habitat for American crocodiles, while the marshes located at the river's mouth have many waterfowls and wading birds. Among the many herons and egrets are the boatbill and bare-throated tiger heron. Some of the other birds found here include double-striped thick-knee, mangrove warbler and American pygmy kingfisher.


Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Travel Guide for Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica - Pura Vida !  Grande de Tarcoles River in Costa Rica originates on the southern slopes of the Cordillera Central volcanic range and flows in a south-westerly direction to the Gulf of Nicoya. This river is 111 kilometres long and is a source of water for many regions of Costa Rica.     Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose City of Costa Rica, Central America    Above photograph is shot from one of the bridges over Tarcoles river in Costa Rica.     Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Incredible Birds of Costa Rica - Part 1 || Hummingbirds


Grande de Tarcoles River in Costa Rica originates on the southern slopes of the Cordillera Central volcanic range and flows in a south-westerly direction to the Gulf of Nicoya. This river is 111 kilometres long and is a source of water for many regions of Costa Rica. 


Above photograph is shot from one of the bridges over Tarcoles river in Costa Rica. 

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Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Hiking around Blanca Beach around Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica    Above photograph shows tourists walking over the bridge and looking at crocodiles of Grande de Tarcoles river. There is a huge space close to one end of the bridge where people park their vehicle and then walk over the bridge to look down and see these huge crocodiles. Are you wondering if that's the only thing one can do around Grande de Tarcoles. And the answer is yes and no. At same spot, yes and if you can drive around there are plenty of other options.     Other Blogpost from Costa Rica - Tour of our room at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica  One can easily drive to Jaco town and it's beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Especially the ones which are pretty popular for surfing.   Other Blogpost from Costa Rica - Tour of our room at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica    Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Travel Guide for Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica - Pura Vida !  Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Things not to miss in & around Jaco Town of Costa Rica - Beaches, Birds & Landscapes  Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Snorkeling & Catamaran ride in Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica  Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Incredible Birds of Costa Rica - Part 2 || Motmots, Toucans, Trogons, Quetzals, and Macaws


Above photograph shows tourists walking over the bridge and looking at crocodiles of Grande de Tarcoles river. There is a huge space close to one end of the bridge where people park their vehicle and then walk over the bridge to look down and see these huge crocodiles. Are you wondering if that's the only thing one can do around Grande de Tarcoles. And the answer is yes and no. At same spot, yes and if you can drive around there are plenty of other options. 


One can easily drive to Jaco town and it's beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Especially the ones which are pretty popular for surfing. 





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