OROTINA CITY

OROTINA CITY

Orotina The city of fruit

It is located in Tárcoles Valley. Irrigated from the west to the east by the Río Tárcoles. This area has very picturesque landscapes, and the people are friendly, noble and hardworking. Located 67 kilometers from San José. Orotina is located a privileged area  as it located in the tourist corridor of the Central Pacific, that consists of the protected areas such as the Carara reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park; coastal areas with beaches such as  Herradura, Jaco, Punta Leona, Doña Ana, Hermosa Beach, Esterillos and much much more, these beaches are 30 or 60 minutes journey, you will also be able to see the Conservation Project Iguana Park, the hot springs, Chompipe mountain. The hammock bridge over the Río Grande de Tárcoles and Río Machuca.

Iguana Park Ph + (506) 2428-7776. E-mail: iguanaverde@racsa.co.cr. Adults/ children or students with ID 10/ 6 US$; open from 08:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m everyday. There is also a visitors center, with expositions and videos about the project as well as a restauarant where you can try iguana meat. A souviner shop sells items that have beenmade from iguana skin. This park has an extension of 4oo hectare. It is located in a tropica forest that is 14km east of Orotina.

The Canopy Tour Ph + (506) 2257-5149/ 2220-2767. E-mail: info@canopytour.com /www.canopytour.com. Located 8 km west of the San Mateo de Orotina Park. Adults/ students/ children 45/ 35/ 25 US$ lasting 2 ½  hours, including a walk to the access point. Orgaanizing a complete package from San José, Jaco or Puntarenas for 95 US$, included a guided excursion, lunch and entry to the park as well as return travel from the hotel.