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Tapanti National Park

| 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“the river” (18 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“national park” (5 reviews)
| Edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago, Orosi, Costa Rica
+506 2206 5615
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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
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 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
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
Reviewed 1 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
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...More

2  Thank elsaltoeco
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
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
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank teawren2015
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...More

1  Thank Nancy C
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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