"Cartago and the Volcán Irazú" Top 5 Page for this destination Cartago by Pieter11
Cartago Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 91 photos
A perfect destination for a daytrip from San José is the city of Cartago, just east from the capital. The city is the oldest still excisting Spanish settlement in the country, but unfortunately that is not visible anymore today, because the city has been hit by several devastating earthquakes in the past centuries.
What is still visible is the beautiful Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles. This church is home of the famous "La Negrita" statue and attracts many pilgrims every year.
And then there is another huge attraction in the surroundings of the city: the Volcán Irazú. This volcano is the highest in Costa Rica with an altitude of 3.431 metres. The volcano is easily accessible and is a great place to go to for a daytrip: the views are spectacular and it's really special to look straight into the crater from the top.
A very nice trip from Cartago is a visit to the beautiful Orosí Valley. It can be done pretty easily because the trip by... more travel advice
As far as I know there is only a bus to the Volcán Irazú during the weekends. This bus goes from San José and from... more travel advice
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