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Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )

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Address: Al sureste de Cartago, San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2003 0201
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USD 193.75*
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Bicycle Tour from San Jose
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
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Day Trip to Irazu Volcano, Oros Valley and Lankester Gardens

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Beautiful area of Costa Rica!

We went in a small group can and toured the oldest church in Costa Rica. There is a small museum there as well and the chapel is small but beautifully appointed. You feel the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2012
Portland, Oregon
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We spent 4 days in San Jose at the end of our vacation. San Jose doesn't have many attractions so on a rainy Chrismtas day, we took a day trip to the Orosi River Valley and Ujarras Ruins. We had a rental car and drove ourselves. Our GPS took us through city centers, suburban neighborhoods and down country lanes -... More 

1 Thank AlbertTravel
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We went in a small group can and toured the oldest church in Costa Rica. There is a small museum there as well and the chapel is small but beautifully appointed. You feel the history.

2 Thank ashsail
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Hot springs are more like a warm pool, but they are cheap ($4) and the Orosi Valley is very charming! Worth a trip for sure!

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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

We were picked up on time for our tour. We visited the Irazu Volcano. It was a beautiful sunny time so were were able to see the crater at the bottom. We visited the city of Orosi, Cartago, and the Lankester Botanica Gardens. Beautiful weather, about 78 degrees but up in the mountains it was about 55degrees. We had a... More 

2 Thank sandershv
Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012

This community is everyday Tico life. The folks are friendly and welcoming. Orosi Lodge is a fine place to stay and there are several Sodas (local restaurants) in the area. Maricelli's Guayabo on the main drag by the mercado is a good visit for local flavor. If you go, tell Maricelli that Jim from NC says hola.

1 Thank NCJim397
Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

OK I went for a week to the Orosi valley. So much fun - ziplined, went water white water rafting down the Reventezon and visited some natural hot springs and a coffee plantation. Its a peaceful beautiful place made all the more so by spending time with the locals volunteering. I went with Globe Aware so that I'd have a... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Just make sure you choose the best time of year to travel to this place, as its soooo beautiful & has many hikes through the mountains, visit the hot springs, not the one in town but there is one just out of Orosi, the locals may help you with the directions,, it is easy to get to walking about a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 14 November 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

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Marina del Rey, California
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

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

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Reviewed 29 September 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.... More 

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