Orosi/Tapantí Trip Book

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This was not my most exciting trip nor favorite lodging, but I got 10 new species of birds photographed on this trip, so a big deal! Sometime in the future I will return for 3 or 4 days birding at El Copal when I can get a reservation in their lodge. The two oldest churches here are enough reason for a visit or the spectacular miradors or vistas! That’s if you are not interested in birding.  🙂

I also discovered one really good restaurant with a hotel attached or visa versa, “Tapantí Media” on the highway going out of Orosi toward Tapantí National Park. It is a first class Italian Restaurant with excellent pizzas and pastas and much more plus great service. It will be my hotel next time I need to stay in Orosi. The B&B was simply too far from restaurants and the 3 big dogs and 2 cats are not my cup of tea! Nor the do-it-yourself breakfast. I’m now spoiled to full-service hotels. 
The bus trip there was easy even if it did take 3 buses and more than 3 hours! Atenas to San Jose to Cartago to Orosi. As a senior adult 2 of the buses were free and one cost only 500 colones or about 75¢. Not bad!  🙂  One of the perks of being old here!
¡Pura Vida!

Mirador de Ujarrás

My Favorite View from Mirador de Ujarrás
Ujarrás, Costa Rica

View of Orosi from Mirador de Ujarrás
Ujarrás, Costa Rica

A Large Patio with 180° + View of Valley
Ujarrás, Costa Rica

Large Parking Area for Mirador de Ujarrás Tourists!
Ujarrás, Costa Rica
Or see all of my Orosi Trip photos in the TRIP Gallery: 2018-February 6-10–Orosi/Tapanti

Tomorrow: Mirador Orosi



No Easter Parades this Year! Presidential Voting Runoff takes Precedence.

I’m sorry because the colorful Easter celebrations is one of the things I love about the Catholic Church here.

Canadian Sets Example for Costa Ricans by Cleaning Community Park (& link to TV News Video) Or some of us see him as the weirdo Canadian with goatee & eyebrows dyed to match the color of his short shorts that day and he hangs out in the Atenas parks half-naked picking up trash. His friendliness with little children and his lack of clothing makes him look like a “pervert” to some of us, especially in this conservative society where most men always wear long pants. So I have mixed feelings about the positive publicity the local press gives him, but granted, he is interesting and has done this for years on his “Snowbird” winter vacations here. And hopefully his ecology message will pay off.  

Historic Shipwreck in Caribbean Must Return to Ocean because CR has no facilities to preserve it out of water. Scuba divers should like that!