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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution. Art Museum Metropolitan Cathedral the old and authentic Central Market the new and impressive National Stadium an in-depth description of the National Monument and the influential historical episode that took place at the Democracy Plaza. The bus tour will take you comfortably and safely through San Jose's narrow and busy streets driving by beautiful outdoor city attractions. The living city is your museum
From $52.00
 
San Jose Super Saver: City Sightseeing plus Traditional Music and Dance Show with Dinner
San Jose Super Saver: City Sightseeing plus Traditional Music and Dance Show with Dinner"This Super Saver pairs two popular guided tours at a discounted price. The San Jose city tour provides the perfect introduction to Costa Rica's capital city and the Traditional Music and Dance Show gives you the chance to eat delicious hearty fare while watching folkloric traditions passed down through generations. See Itinerary below for details.Choose to take both tours one after the other or spread them out over the course of two days. In making your selection please note that the city tour operates daily and the Traditional Music and Dance Show is available on Wednesday and Thursday nights."
From $103.00
 
San Jose City Sightseeing Tour
"Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's rich culture and history as you follow your local guide to San Jose’s best sites on this sightseeing tour. Visit the magnificent Opera House -- the pride and joy of Costa Rica. Learn how this century-old cultural symbo this museum will give you a unique insight into the cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Weave your way through the museum with your guide and admire the stunning gold jade stone and pottery collection. Next visit the historic National Theater completed in 1897 and recognized as a masterpiece of architecture.Please note: Museums are closed on Mondays and the National Theatre is closed on Sundays."""
From $53.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cartago

Off The Beaten Path

Museo Volcanológico

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...
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Off The Beaten Path

Pineapple plantations

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...
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Off The Beaten Path

Cerro de la Muerte

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...
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Top Things to Do in Cartago

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Volcán Irazú

With 3432 m Irazú is the highest active volcano of Costa Rica. It is actually a couple of hundred m higher than the (dormant) volcanoes we climbed in Java, Gunung Lawu and Gunung Merbabu. But whereas...
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Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles

The most famous landmark in Cartago is the "Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles". This church can be found just east of the town centre at the end of a big square. The reason why this church is...
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Orosi River

The most popular thing to do near Cartago city is a visit to 3432 m high Irazú volcano. But once you are in the area there is more. With our rented car we made the round trip of the Orosi river...
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Ujarrás Ruins

The ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion lie at the bottom of Orosi valley. Driving east from Paraíso to Cachí our first view of the ruins was from high up. To reach them we took...
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Jardín Botánico Lankaster

The Lankester Botanical Garden is named after Charles H. Lankester. He was a British naturalist who in the 1940's created a garden on his farm for the study of epiphytic plants. In 1973 his heritage...
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Santa Cruz de Turrialba road

We recommend to take this road #230 to or from the Guayabo archeological monument, via Santa Cruz de Turrialba. It leads several kms through hillside forest, and across Guayabo river over a bridge...
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pollon

"foggy volcanos & a sunny town..."
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Pieter11

"Cartago and the Volcán Irazú"
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theo1006

"Around Cartago"
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metteks

"Cartago"
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VolsUT

"Cute Town and Awsome Volcano"
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