Consider the splendid Hotel Rio Perlas Spa Resort ★★ ((tel) 2533-3341;, the valley’s only luxury resort, spa, and casino. It’s 2km (1 1/4 miles) west of Puente Negro in Orosi, on the road following the river. The charming Orosi Lodge ★ ((tel) 2533-3578; is on the south side of Orosi, next to some simple hot-spring pools. It offers wonderful breakfasts that are served in the frying pan. The Hotel Tapantí Media ★ ((tel) 2533-9090) offers modest rooms and has a restaurant serving excellent pizza and other Italian fare. It’s just south of Orosi on the Rte. 224 loop. 

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