Cartago, Costa Rica

Visit the province of Cartago, in Costa Rica, and discover the culture and nature of this splendid inland area

Cartago, Costa Rica
Cartago
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The Cartago province is one of the seven Costa Rican counties, as well as one of the most attractive ones in the inland area. It stands out for its incredible natural parks, whose names come from two striking volcanoes: the national parks of Volcán Irazú and Volcán de Turrialba, in addition to the Tapantí-Macizo de la Muerte National Park.Thus, you will be able to find out about the exotic fauna living there, as long as you penetrate into its thick and rich vegetation. Furthermore, the Orosí Valley is one of the best locations to learn about the colonial beginnings of its history, and to admire its striking landscapes.

Tourism in Cartago
National Park Tapantí
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Costa Rica has a rich culture that you will know through the different museums located in the capital of this region, Cartago. The unavoidable Guayabo National Monument is a prime example, one of the most important archaeological sites in Costa Rica, where you will discover the origin of the first settlers of the country.

Finally, a well known representative national festivity takes place in this province: the pilgrimage of la Negrita, the beloved virgin that rests in the Nuestra Senora de los Ángeles National Shrine. This festivity attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the country in early August to honor their patroness saint. If you decide to travel to Costa Rica during these dates, you should not miss the opportunity to know this important festivity for Costa Rican people.

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