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Orosi River Valley

The thick green forests, fertile coffee plantations and scenic mountains of the Orosi River Valley draw bird watchers, freshwater fishermen and nature lovers to the banks of the Reventazon River, as well as the pristine lake formed by the Cachi Dam.

Travelers can spend the morning wandering through Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi Church, where Spanish Colonial artifacts and religious paintings line the interior of Costa Rica’s oldest church still in use. Adventurers will enjoy an afternoon at the Irazu Volcano. Crater lakes and lush farmland make for scenic hikes and picturesque views.

The Ruins of Ujarras, with peaceful gardens and even a nearby public swimming pool, prove another popular destination for both travelers and residents. Buy lunch from one of the local women selling fragrant arepas before exploring the historic ruins and cooling off with a refreshing dip.

Practical Info

Orosi River Valley is located about 40 miles from San Jose and five miles south of Cartago.

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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of Central America and see Costa Rica’s best highlights on this full-day trip from San Jose! Visit the tallest ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.99

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