Located one and a half hours west of San
Jose, Orotina is situated
in the "dry" (i.e., not so humid) Pacific Region. This fertile area of
Alajuela Province is known
as the fruit basket of Costa Rica, producing large quantities of
The nearby Carara
Biological Reserve habors the fragile environment of the dry deciduous
a unique habitat for a wide range of wildlife specific to the area.
On the way to Jaco Beach on the Pacific
Coast, you will pass through Orotina
and then the Rio Tarcoles, famous for its crocodile tours and sightings
the engangered scarlet macaws.
For more information on the City of Orotina and Alajuela Province