Tarcoles is a vibrant and bustling town nestled along the banks of Costa Rica's famous Tarcoles River. This hidden gem is a place where nature and culture come together to create an experience that's both exciting and unforgettable. Its vast bridge, which spans the Tarcoles River and offers visitors the chance to see one of the largest populations of crocodiles in the world, is a holiday hotspot for most explorers. The Tarcoles River is home to an estimated 2,000 crocodiles, which can often be seen from the bridge or, if you’re brave enough, from a boat tour to see them up close and personal. Aside from the crocodiles,
Tarcoles is also a popular destination for birdwatching enthusiasts, as the nearby Carara National Park is home to hundreds of species of birds, including macaws, toucans and parrots. But Tarcoles isn't just about wildlife. It's also a place where history and culture combine; the town is home to several historic sites, including a 19th-century church and a traditional oxcart factory where you can watch skilled artisans at work. The town's nightlife scene is also legendary, with live music and dancing spilling out of bars and clubs into the streets. From the impressive crocodile population to the colourful charm, Tarcoles is a great destination for travellers looking to experience the unique natural and cultural offerings of Costa Rica.

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