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Tapanti National Park

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Address: Orosi, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-888-735-0703
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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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Great for family hiking

Great spot for hiking with our children, two and four years old. Only disappointment was that we thought the waterfall trail would lead to the bottom of the waterfall and we never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
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Atlanta
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Great spot for hiking with our children, two and four years old. Only disappointment was that we thought the waterfall trail would lead to the bottom of the waterfall and we never got anywhere near it. Only tried the Catarata and Pava trails because the park attendant told us the others were harder. Paid $30 for two adults and two... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We had a sunny day and no mud on the trails. River trail is not very difficult, but a lot of stairs and climbing back to the road. Orosi river is pristine with differently shaped rocks and nice cool water. Waterfall view is nice and the whole experience is calm and tranquil, as there are not many visitors and you... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Came here for a hike, and really enjoyed it; however we could not find the trail we were looking for, never saw a sign for it. But instead we hiked the road up to the waterfall viewpoint, and then on the way down we hiked a few easier trails near the river. Beautiful park, and some great bird watching.

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San Vito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This was my second visit to Tapanti and I enjoyed it even more than I had the first time many years ago. The forest is beautiful and full of birds (early morning or late afternoon). The trail we walked was beside the river and it is well maintained and quite scenic. Picnic-type summer houses are available for families all along... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

be sure you understand from the park ranger which trail is difficult and which two are relatively easy. park is worth a visit for both trails (depending on who you are with and their ability to handle easy or hard levels of difficulty)

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Tapanti is a beautiful park! I would highly recommend taking the time to do a day trip and hike all the trails. There are only four, but they are simply beautiful. The waterfall hike is just unreal, as it follows the river and meanders through rainforest.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This park was described as a "picnic park" by our host, and in the tradition of trusting the locals, we almost skipped it. In the end, we were glad we didn't... While it is indeed set up for picnicking (lots of sites with roof and tables, short trails) and we weren't lucky enough to see much in terms of wild... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We arrived at Tapanti just before 8am and did all the trails. - took us till 2pm (we had no car so walked the entire 4km up the road and another 4 back as well). There's a road that runs through the park and the trails go off that. The Oropendola trail that goes down to the river is lovely,... More 

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

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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5 reviews
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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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