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Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )

Address: Al sureste de Cartago, San Jose, Costa Rica
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$98*
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
94%
Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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Type: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You'll see monkeys, cayman's, many different birds and other wildlife and it's so lush throughout the edge of the River, very peaceful, and it was kind of Hot that day but it's a covered boat that does make some stops so definitely worth. It...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Orosi Valley is beautiful and quiet. We enjoyed so much our stay. First day we walked from our lodge to Paraiso. The original plan was to get a bus but while walking in the road, but the bus driver refused to stop to let us in. So we had no choice. It was tiring but a nice and scenic walk.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Irazu volcano, Lankester gardens and Orosi valley tour was fabulous, our driver Christian and guide Enrique were both wonderful. Enrique especially was so friendly, fun, knowledgeable, accommodating, and kind he made the whole thing work! His knowledge of plants especially made the botanical gardens part of the tour perfect. Beware, the volcano is COLD. I thought I prepared with... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Genuine Costa Rican lifestyle! great central location to explore the rest of the country away from San Jose ... incredible views from the steep terrain, Horse ride thru coffee plantation, Secret hotsprings to be discovered,lots of birds , once saw a black panther in the Tapanti Park ! Rafting Rio Macho's crystal waters and of course one of the tallest... More 

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Honolulu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had one full day to spend in San Jose and wanted to go to Arenal area but with a 4 hour travel time one way by private car and only 1 daily mid afternoon flight each way. So we chose Orosi Valley for a day of category I-II river rafting, visit to a family coffee plantation, and finally a... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visit there often. There are hidden cafe's and restaurants that merrit a visit to themselves. It rains the most there than any other place in Costa Rica. You can drive up to the hydroelectric lake on the top of the mountain, that is a great drive.

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great value. Definitely do it. Luis Palma and his companion were excellent guides - very skilled and very professional. They did a fantastic job and made the trip memorable. If you are planning to go to Orosi then please ensure to arrange to stay overnight at the nearby private hot spring. Luis can help you. His telephone number is: 8345-6368

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Tibas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the beauty of its landscape, its climate and the warmth of its people, its rivers and plantations ..................

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I and friends decided to drive to Orosi Valley for adventure and we were amazed of the beautiful sceneries both on our way there and on the actual valley. The Mirador de Orosi is a must-visit as o this height, you will be able to see the entire valley and some other nearby towns. The wind is cold so you... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Gorgeous views - so lush and green! We had lunch at a lovely restaurant in the middle of a coffee plantation!

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