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“Beautiful River Valley” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )

Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )
Al sureste de Cartago, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Beautiful River Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Costa Rica has many nice places to visit, but this one specially will give you the taste of what Costa Rica was many years ago maintaining its beauty. It is a place to enjoy a weekend or some soft adventure tours. Very nice place

Visited January 2012
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“River Rafting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The people who run this outfit are amazing. We felt completely safe while enjoying a very exciting adventure. The food afterwards was fabulous.

Visited May 2012
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Monterrey
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“The perfect retreat spot for relaxing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

After a morning business day that started really early my very nice and hosting Costa Rican customer offered me to visit the Orosi valley to have lunch in a Restaurant located inside of a Coffe "Hacienda".

We drove from San José, passed thorough Cartago (nice city to take a quick look of the churchs) and continue heading to Orosi Valley. Views from the top are breathless, green everywhere and coffe plantations all over the hills.

When we got to the small village of Orosi, I was thrilled by the little church (UNESCO Heritage I understood from my customer) and all surroundings. Driving in that little way make sure to open your windows to breath pure oxigen!.

We drove until a huge Dam and then got back to such a nice restaurant in front of the lake. I felt totally relaxed with such a nice views.

I highly recommend a visit over this area, half a day is more than enough to take it back home with amazing memories of this beautiful country as Costa Rica is!.

Bon voyage!!!.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular river turns into waterfall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you want to save money, take a regular bus from San Jose to Cartago, then take
a smaller bus from a side street to Paraiso, and after seeing the Black Virgin, in the
Basilico, you can walk from there to the Orosi Valley, which will be about 1500 feet
below you. First walk towards the right, and you will be able to see the Orosi River,
bubbling along, about 1 mile to the right, and see where it suddenly hits the wall of
the canyon, and the resultant waterfall is quite spectacular. Then retrace your footsteps
to where you first saw the valley, and instead turn left. You will get to the small layby set
up by the tourist authorities for coaches to bring their standard tours, and can even eat in the local restaurant, there overlooking the valley. It's perfectly clean, like every restaurant in Costa Rica, decent food and quite reasonable, too.

Visited October 2011
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“SO nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Driving there is a must. There is so much to see, nice mountains, valleys, rivers, lake, trees, and a variety of restaurants where to choose from.

Visited August 2012
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