Here’s a summer travel tip: visit the Orosi Valley, about an hour east of San José. There are many places in Costa Rica that I actually prefer in the rainy season, but Orosi is a dry-season delight because it’s so nice to wend your way around the valley and visit multiple spots without rain getting in the way. Whether you go counter-clockwise (starting in the town of Orosi with its lovely colonial church and circling around to the dam at Cachí and the gorgeous ruins of Ujarrás) or clockwise, it’s a perfect day trip from San José with multiple spots to stop, stroll, explore, hike, river-watch, and more.
Come to think of it, I need to get an Orosi visit on my calendar before the rain sets in a few months from now. Do you love this area? What are your top spots in the Orosi Valley?
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