What to See in Cartago

Find out what to see in Cartago, in Costa Rica, and get to know its culture and astonishing volcanoes

In the Cartago province, some of the main attractions for tourists blend together: the adventure of exploring its wild nature, the pleasure of experiencing its rooted culture, and, of course, the delight of disconnecting from your daily routine. In this province, you will be able to find peace and tranquility after going over the bustling capital of the country, San José, to find out about the history of the first settlers and to venture deep into the fauna and flora of its protected areas.

Find out more about the most interesting sites in the Cartago province:

Cartago cityCartago city
Discover the modern Cartago, the most important pilgrimage site of Costa Rica, and visit the Irazú volcano

Nuestra Senora de los Angeles BasilicaNuestra Senora de los Angeles Basilica
Come to the splendid and renowned pilgrimage site Nuestra Senora de los Ángeles Basilica, in Costa Rica

Cartago RuinsCartago Ruins
Get to know the surprising Cartago Ruins, in Costa Rica, and stroll through its fabulous tropical garden

Irazú National ParkIrazú National Park
Come to the Irazú National Park, in the Cartago county, and admire the largest active volcano in the country

Orosí ValleyOrosí Valley
Find out the hidden wealth in the Orosí Valley, its colonial past and the beauty of its Costa Rican landscapes

Mirador de Orosí OverlookMirador de Orosí Overlook
Discover the Mirador de Orosí scenic overlook, placed in the heart of nature, in Costa Rica

Iglesia de Orosí ChurchIglesia de Orosí Church
Admire the purity of the Iglesia de Orosí Church, one of the oldest temples in Costa Rica

Tapantí National ParkTapantí National Park
Visit the Tapantí National Park, in Cartago, and enjoy hiking surrounded by lush nature

Have fun in one of the most charming villages in Costa Rica, Cachí, in the Cartago county

Lago de CachíLago de Cachí
Ride a bike in the surroundings of Cachí, in Costa Rica, and discover the graceful Cachí Lake

Casa del Soñador HouseCasa del Soñador House
Go to the Casa del Soñador House, in Cartago, and contemplate the marvelous artistic work of Macedonio Quesada

Visit one of the most crowded villages in the Cartago province, Paraíso, in Costa Rica

Jardín Botánico LankesterJardín Botánico Lankester
Contemplate the incredible collection of orchids in the splendid Jardín Botánico Lankester, in Cartago

Find out one of the oldest ecclesiastical structures in Ujarrás, in the Cartago province of Costa Rica

Ruinas de UjarrásRuinas de Ujarrás
Discover the Ruinas de Ujarrás in Costa Rica and the legendary story of the Virgen del Rescate

Visit the CATIE and notice the sustainable agriculture projects in Costa Rica through its adventurous tours

Guayabo National MonumentGuayabo National Monument
Admire the Guayabo National Monument and discover one of the most relevant sites in Costa Rica

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Ujarrás Church RuinsIglesia de Nuestra Senora de Ujarrás Church Ruins
Get to know the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Ujarrás Church Ruins, in Cartago, and also its magnificent gardens

La Marta Wildlife RefugeLa Marta Wildlife Refuge
Experience authentic wildlife into the La Marta Wildlife Refuge in Cartago, Costa Rica


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