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Tapanti National Park

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Phone Number: 1-888-735-0703
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Description: Only an hour's drive from San Jose, this dense rainforest remains largely...
Only an hour's drive from San Jose, this dense rainforest remains largely obscure.
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Rainforest hike in Tapanti

Following our exploring the Orosi Valley ( central valley) AREA of costa rica, we explored Tapanti National park for almost an entire day--A FULL DAY OF CONSTANT RAIN. Trails were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Following our exploring the Orosi Valley ( central valley) AREA of costa rica, we explored Tapanti National park for almost an entire day--A FULL DAY OF CONSTANT RAIN. Trails were steep and sometimes slippery as we made our intended way to one of the park's longest and highest waterfalls from the numerous rivers emptying into the park's areas.It was extremely... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stayed in the Orosi Valley for 2 nights and had no trouble driving out to Tapanti National Park. It was 10$ a person to go hiking, but we got our money's worth. Only 20 minutes from the Orosi Valley. A nice alternative to driving an hour to Irazu to hike.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Park gets the most rainfall of any national park in Costa Rica. Park was amazingly green and verdant and oh so humid. Plants were amazing. Heard many birds but didn't see many. Saw a 100 foot waterfall. Saw many epiphytes. Moss and ferns clung to every tree. Need to hike high into the park to see the big animals and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful park, very secluded. Just be prepared for rains, since someone told us its one of the rainiest areas in all of Costa Rica. There are several picnic tables and potable water to drink as well. THe river is beautiful

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

the Tapanti is an unknown Park that is very well conserved for it's the water shed for most of the water in Cartago and some of San jose its very close to El Salto Ecolodge so its easy to get to from here I have seen a black phanter there 3 years ago by luck it jumped the all street... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Hi just want to correct that there are many internet sites that advertise a night stay at La Esperanza del Guarco Biological Reserve. I just called 22-06-56-15 and the young lady told me that is not true. The park does not offer overnite stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Some very nice hikes here that are fairly easy (the incline on the way up can be challenging for some). Beautiful waterfall across the river - some swimming areas are available. It was wonderfully quiet when we were there on a Saturday morning.

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Kirkfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It was a bit of a drive to get to Tapanti from where we were staying but it was well worth it. The rain held off just long enough for us to see a marvellous selection of birds just by walking along the road. We walked partly around one trail but then the rain started again. Our guide mentioned that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The trails are not difficult, the place has a small museum on the entrance. The trail to the waterfall is really nice (difficult to see the waterfall), the park was BBQ facilities, parking space. If you like to explore the nature or tree diversity, this is the place for you!. Remember: bring a rain coat

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I rented a bike in Orosi and rode up to Tapanti National Park. The ride up took about 1.5 hours (distance is 11 km one way) on a poor bike. It is a beautiful ride, during the week there is not much traffic. On the weekends, it might not be so pleasant. Once in the park it is 4.5 km... More 

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