"high elevations and coffee plantations" Paraíso by arasnosliw

Paraíso Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 7 photos

Just nearby Cartago in Costa Rica's Central Valley, Paraíso is a pleasant escape from the blistering heat of most of the rest of the country. At almost 2000 m in elevation, don't think that escaping the heat means you're escaping the sun. I burned in about 15 minutes here, and I rarely ever burn.

Paraíso, like other towns in the fertile Central Valley, is known for fresh fruits, coffee, and other forms of agriculture. Some of the best coffee you'll ever taste is cultivated here.

I came here one afternoon while staying in Orosi and toured a local organic coffee plantation. The town itself is small and rather bland, stereotypical of many other Latin American towns. What made my experience all the more fun was my hilarious taxi driver....read about him in my transportation tips.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:cool, mountain weather harbors fantastic coffee
  • Cons:not too much aside from agriculture
  • In a nutshell:i'd be a caffeine addict if I resided here
  • Intro Updated Jul 28, 2005
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  • Suzanne123's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    These are common encounters that make the best memories.

  • quime's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2007 at 6:08 AM

    good transpportations comments, u did help me in great way

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 4:07 AM

    congratulations Willi bee....I am really late....how can they call their place paraiso? isn´t this a bit cocky?...hahaha, a lot of coffee addicts here....ok, I have no other senseful comment more....but I´d like to go to Paraiso too...where ever it is ...

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2005 at 10:54 PM

    mmmmmm ... coffee ......

  • shohman's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 2:11 AM

    mmm, Costa Rican coffee....

  • Jul 18, 2005 at 5:17 PM

    i actually get to comment on one of your pages first, before holli attacks it! hooray to me! all taxi drivers need good bling, the more gold that rattles the better!

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