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Central Highlands and Valley

Central Northern Costa Rica is home to the provinces of Alajuela and Heredia, dramatic volcanoes and dazzling rainforests. The latter encompasses the Arenal and Poás volcanoes, with Arenal considered by many to be the most impressive volcano in the world. Heredia features the Braulio Carrillo and Tapantí National Parks, where you'll find lush tropical forests, rivers, waterfalls, exotic birds, tapirs, and pumas.

09 Mar 2007

Things to do in Central Highlands and Valley

Waterfall Hike and Nanos Plantation Tour

For the adventuresome spirit and those wishing to spend time with the locals. Ask for Nano, a local farmer who will give you a tour of his nifty farm and take you to see the secluded waterfall. The ...
Orosi, Costa Rica

Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi

Built in 1766 out of adobe bricks and wild cane, the Orosi church is a look into Latin Americas history, especially the period of the Franciscan colonization in Costa Rica. Still holding services, ...
Historical Building
Orosi, Costa Rica

Lankester Gardens

Run by the University of Costa Rica, Lankester Gardens includes three kilometers of walking trails through 11 hectares of ecological diversity. Used as a center for education, conservation and ...
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Paraiso, Costa Rica


The four trails in the park vary in destination and level of difficulty. Three of the four trails lead you to the river Rio Grande of Orosi, while the third winds up the hillside through slippery ...
Parque National Tapanti-macizo De La Muerte, Orosi, Costa Rica

Aquarries waterfall hike

A pristine waterfall along the river Rio Turrialba makes an adventurous daytime activity. Take a taxi from Turrialba, roughly 6km one way. The cab can drop you off, pick you up, and will explain ...
Turrialba, Costa Rica

Farmers market

You can find any tropical fruit or vegetable at this lively market for a cheap price. Located south of town under the row of palm trees, the market is open Friday and Saturday from dawn till dusk. ...
Turrialba, Costa Rica

Tayutic farm tour and hacienda experience

Check out the traditional sugar mill (powered by oxen!), stone wheeled coffee mill and macadamia nut harvest. Set in the mountains, right outside of Turrialba, 4th generation Ortuno family will give ...
Other Activity
Turrialba, Costa Rica

Guayabo National Monument

Experience the ruins of an indigenous community that thrived in the heart of the rainforest from 1000 B.C. to 1400 A.C. The most important archeological resource to Costa Rica, the ruins of Guayabo ...
Turrialba, Costa Rica


The unique draw to Volcan Turrialba is the solitude the second largest active volcano in Costa Rica presents, along with the three craters that sit in the bowl. Volcan Turrialba is presently ...
Volcan Turrialba, Turrialba, Costa Rica
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