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Tapanti National Park

Address: Orosi, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-888-735-0703
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Orosi
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Only an hour's drive from San Jose, this dense rainforest remains largely obscure.
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Only an hour's drive from San Jose, this dense rainforest remains largely obscure.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Costa Rica
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one of the hardest and largest trails in Tapanti. It's a 2,5 kms semicircular and thickly forested nature trail. It climbs steeply up and down, it's also very muddy and there are many fallen trees along the way. You'll need at least 2h to finish it.

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Richfield, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I'm going back there at my earliest opportunity but next time I'm going early in the AM when it's more likely to be clear and less likely to be raining. Next time I'm bringing a rain jacket. I cut my hike short because of the rain, which was too bad because this is a beautiful place. Living in Minnesota, I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our hotel arranged (Orosi Lodge) arranged a cab driver to leave us there and go back to pick us up 3h later. We paid him $40 for both rides. We arrived in the early side, the park was just opening and we didn't see many other tourists there. We did the trek to the lookout point which is easy. Going... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Unlike many other protected areas in Costa Rica, Tapanti is not congested with tourists. This can provide a worthwhile experience in hiking, bird watching, animal spotting, tree diversity, epiphytes, etc. The park is large and unspoiled. The trails are adequate not contained in an extensive, unwieldy system. The lack of distance hiking encourages slowing down and soaking up the natural,... More 

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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This luscious green park has fun and challenging trails for those who want to breathe some fresh air and do some exercise. One of our favorite weekend outings is doing some trails in the morning to work up an appetite and then taking either a picnic lunch or bringing some coal and meat to use their BBQ facilities by the... More 

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Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Don't go to Tapanti on weekends during the dry season if you can help it. It gets full of noisy parties and feels like a glorified picnic area. However, if you can make it on a monday or tuesday not a soul will be there and you will love it. The trails are not super extensive but do show you... More 

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