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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“the river” (17 reviews)
“national park” (5 reviews)
“dry season” (3 reviews)
| Edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago, Orosi, Costa Rica
+506 2206 5615
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Reviewed 13 March 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...More

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 12 February 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...More

2  Thank Empidonax
Reviewed 10 February 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...More

1  Thank AlisonOlivieri
Reviewed 21 January 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)

Thank webtrainer123
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 25 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
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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 1 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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8 February 2017|
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