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“strongly advise a guide”

Tapanti National Park
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$152.00*
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Bicycle Tour from San Jose
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Orosi
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Owner description: Only an hour's drive from San Jose, this dense rainforest remains largely obscure.
Reviewed November 22, 2011

trapanti is beautiful but if you want wildlife hire a guide, we didn't and regretted it was we saw nothing

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Reviewed August 8, 2011

I would love to return to Tapanti, the only complaint I could possibly have is that I did not have enough time to explore it as it started raining heavily during our day trip. It was so green and peaceful, barely any people. The trails are well marked and the river was so clean and refreshing. Love it!

Thank RRRadish
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

The Tapanti National Park, Macizo Cerro La Muerte protects forested areas in the northern Talamanca Mountain region, north of Chirripo National Park. The park is traversed by the Rio Grande de Orosi, with many other rivers and creeks joining the main river. This is the best place to swim in a totally natural setting. You can even drink the water while you swim, it's that pristine and pure.

The upper Orosi River Valley watershed is one of the rainiest areas of Costa Rica, receiving up to 280 inches of rain annually(8000mm). It eventually drains into Lake Cachi, the site of the Cachi Dam and Angostura hydroelectric project. But all this water provides an incredibly green & lush background for viewing or photrographing premontane tropical wet forest, rivers and waterfalls!

The Pittier Ranger Station at Tapanti is open to visitors from 7am to 5pm. Hiking trails lead to scenic overlooks and picnic areas.

Oropendula Trail and Pantanoso Trail lead to a swimming area(Rio Grande de Orosi) with picnic tables and grills. La Pava Trail takes you to the Salto and Palmitas Waterfalls. Arboles Caidos Trail is a heavily forested nature hike.

To reach Tapanti National Park, take the road east out of Cartago towards Paraiso, then continue to follow the signs to Orosi. Continue through the town and keep on the main road all the way until it ends at the park.

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