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Tapanti National Park

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| Edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago, Orosi, Costa Rica
+506 2206 5615
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Only an hour's drive from San Jose, this dense rainforest remains largely obscure.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“the river” (19 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“national park” (5 reviews)
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| Edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago, Orosi, Costa Rica
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+506 2206 5615
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"the river"
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"hiking trails"
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"national park"
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"dry season"
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"orosi valley"
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"worth a visit"
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"toilet paper"
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"great birding"
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"few hours"
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"easier trails"
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"per person"
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"km hike"
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"the main road"
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"waterfall"
in 15 reviews
"tapanti"
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Reviewed 8 January 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...More

3  Thank K8errm24
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Reviewed 26 December 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...More

2  Thank grubwrangler
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Reviewed 12 December 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...More

2  Thank spanishkiwi
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Reviewed 31 August 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...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 14 August 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...More

Thank Joel C
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Park gets the most rainfall of any national park in Costa Rica. Park was amazingly green and verdant and oh so humid. Plants were amazing. Heard many birds but didn't see many. Saw a 100 foot waterfall. Saw many epiphytes. Moss and ferns clung to...More

1  Thank nycebh
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Beautiful park, very secluded. Just be prepared for rains, since someone told us its one of the rainiest areas in all of Costa Rica. There are several picnic tables and potable water to drink as well. THe river is beautiful

Thank Fravelrocks
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

the Tapanti is an unknown Park that is very well conserved for it's the water shed for most of the water in Cartago and some of San jose its very close to El Salto Ecolodge so its easy to get to from here I have...More

2  Thank elsaltoeco
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Hi just want to correct that there are many internet sites that advertise a night stay at La Esperanza del Guarco Biological Reserve. I just called 22-06-56-15 and the young lady told me that is not true. The park does not offer overnite stay.

3  Thank Rusticito
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Reviewed 15 February 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.

2  Thank Kimberleemcpike
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Response from Algonquin18 | Reviewed this property |
There are about three trails and we only did a short 45 min loop hike to riverbed. You could get a good workout walking between the three trail heads which are spread out along the park road. I'm not sure the park is geared... More
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