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Tapanti National Park

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Address: | Edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago, Orosi, Costa Rica
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2015
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 seen a black phanter there 3 years ago by luck it jumped the all street... More 

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2 Thank elsaltoeco
Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

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3 Thank Rusticito
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126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank Kimberleemcpike
Kirkfield, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

It was a bit of a drive to get to Tapanti from where we were staying but it was well worth it. The rain held off just long enough for us to see a marvellous selection of birds just by walking along the road. We walked partly around one trail but then the rain started again. Our guide mentioned that... More 

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1 Thank teawren2015
Costa Rica
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121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The trails are not difficult, the place has a small museum on the entrance. The trail to the waterfall is really nice (difficult to see the waterfall), the park was BBQ facilities, parking space. If you like to explore the nature or tree diversity, this is the place for you!. Remember: bring a rain coat

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1 Thank Nancy C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

I rented a bike in Orosi and rode up to Tapanti National Park. The ride up took about 1.5 hours (distance is 11 km one way) on a poor bike. It is a beautiful ride, during the week there is not much traffic. On the weekends, it might not be so pleasant. Once in the park it is 4.5 km... More 

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1 Thank Randy S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is one of the hardest and largest trails in Tapanti. It's a 2,5 kms semicircular and thickly forested nature trail. It climbs steeply up and down, it's also very muddy and there are many fallen trees along the way. You'll need at least 2h to finish it.

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Richfield, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I'm going back there at my earliest opportunity but next time I'm going early in the AM when it's more likely to be clear and less likely to be raining. Next time I'm bringing a rain jacket. I cut my hike short because of the rain, which was too bad because this is a beautiful place. Living in Minnesota, I... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2015

Our hotel arranged (Orosi Lodge) arranged a cab driver to leave us there and go back to pick us up 3h later. We paid him $40 for both rides. We arrived in the early side, the park was just opening and we didn't see many other tourists there. We did the trek to the lookout point which is easy. Going... More 

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1 Thank HelenaGuerra
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Unlike many other protected areas in Costa Rica, Tapanti is not congested with tourists. This can provide a worthwhile experience in hiking, bird watching, animal spotting, tree diversity, epiphytes, etc. The park is large and unspoiled. The trails are adequate not contained in an extensive, unwieldy system. The lack of distance hiking encourages slowing down and soaking up the natural,... More 

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