Tapanti National Park
Come and spot a Quetzal in 144, 058 acres of Cartago´s forests. The park is located in Orosí; the main attractions refer to miles of hiking trails through forests, rivers, and creeks. The Pittier Ranger Station at Tapanti is open for visitor attention from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hiking trails arrive at scenic overlooks and picnic areas.
Oropendola Trail and Pantanoso Trail lead to a swimming area with picnic tables and grills. La Pava Trail takes you to the Salto and Palmitas Waterfalls. Arboles Caidos Trail is a heavily forested nature hike.
The La Esperanza de El Guarco Biological Station, operated by InBio is in Tapanti National Park. It has lodging for up to 15 people, with water, restrooms, showers, and electricity.
Driving directions: to reach Tapanti National Park, take the road southeast out of Cartago toward Paraiso; then continue to follow the signs to Orosi. Continue through town and keep on the main road all the way until it ends at the park.
The Biological Station near Tapanti National Park can be reached by continuing through Cartago on the Interamerican Highway. Shortly after you pass the turnoff to Copey de Dota, the road to the Station will be on your left.