Tapantí-Macizo de
La Muerte National

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Tapantí-Macizo de La Muerte National Park

With a 58,323-hectare area and altitudes ranging from 1,220 to 2,560 meters above sea level, this park is located in one of the rainiest parts of the country and is home to 45 species of mammals, 260 bird species and 30 reptile species, as well as ancient oak and alder forests. Fed by several tributaries, the Grande de Orosi River runs through the area and its waters are used to produce hydroelectric energy which provides part of the metropolitan area’s water supply. Macizo de la Muerte is home to the Historical Heritage site “La Picada de Calderon,” a trail still used by horseback riders at various times of the year. Visitor services in the Tapanti area include information, a park ranger station, trails, restrooms, drinking water, signage and natural viewpoints.

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Every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
+506 2206-5615

Every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


From San José, take the highway to Cartago. Continue to Paraíso, Orosi and Río Macho, from there it is approximately 10 km on a gravel road, 5 km southeast of the Purisil Catholic Church.

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