Cartago Off The Beaten Path

  • Mummingbird at Irazú Volcanology Museum (1)
    Mummingbird at Irazú Volcanology Museum...
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  • Mummingbird at Irazú Volcanology Museum (2)
    Mummingbird at Irazú Volcanology Museum...
    by theo1006
  • Mummingbird at Irazú Volcanology Museum (3)
    Mummingbird at Irazú Volcanology Museum...
    by theo1006

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    Museo Volcanológico

    by theo1006 Updated Mar 22, 2013

    Some 4 km below the Irazú parking we passed by a private volcanology museum. We wanted to see it, but it was closed. However in the garden was a feeding bottle attracting humingbirds. So here are a few pics of these likeable creatures.

    Mummingbird at Iraz�� Volcanology Museum (1) Mummingbird at Iraz�� Volcanology Museum (2) Mummingbird at Iraz�� Volcanology Museum (3)
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    Cerro de la Muerte

    by giacco Written Sep 3, 2003

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    South from Cartago, the Interamericana starts to climb the mountains, till the highest point, Cerro de la muerte.

    If you take the small road on the right (it's well indicated), after 2 km there is a superb viewing point. It's a little bit cold, even during the dry season, and it's supposed to be the only place in Costa Rica where rarely freezes (besides Chirripo mountain, off course).

    Ticos explain old storys about travelers who used to die many years ago, before the invetion of cars, because the bad weather (legends, maybe)

    cerro de la muerte

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    pineapple plantations

    by giacco Written Sep 3, 2003

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    South from Cartago, on the way to Camino Real, there are plenty of pineapple plantations. Just get out from the road and take your time to walk through the plantations.

    Not necessary to say, fruits are fantastic in Costa Rica. Try guanabana.

    pineapple plantation

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