The Orosi Valley

The Orosi Valley

One of theeldest popultaions of the country is Located ath the Orosi Valley. This región houses the biggest Costa Rican preserve, the reserva Forestal de Rio Macho. With 99,105.oo hectáreas, this región encompasses three river basins which are part of several hidrolectric projets. Two of the hidrolectric projets are the Rio Macho and Tapantí projets, which also provide shelter to Quetzals and are the hábitat of a number of plants that includes ferns and cedar tres, among many others. The Orosí Valley has two lookout points where visitors can admire two áreas of the valley; Orosí and Ujarrás communities. These were two of the first settlements established back in the times of the spanish conquest, and there área colonial churches also dating from those days; the famous Ruinas de Ujarrás and the beautiful Orosí Church.